Lynden Melmed is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. He provides strategic advice regarding legislative, policy and adjudication issues that affect U.S. and global clients. Prior to joining BAL, Lynden served as Chief Counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that agency’s highest ranking legal position. He also served as Counsel to the Chairman of the Senate's Immigration Subcommittee, where he was responsible for advising the Chairman and the subcommittee on all legislative and oversight issues related to U.S. immigration.