Sweta Khandelwal

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Principal Attorney

San Jose, California
(408) 542-0499
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Sweta has been practicing law for more than 13 years and has represented a diverse portfolio of clients across multiple nationalities. Sweta has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer, Rising Stars”, and as amongst the “Top 40 under 40” immigration attorneys in California (American Society of Legal Advocates).  She is also the recipient of the Advocacy Award by the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Sweta is also a Chartered Accountant- equivalent of a CPA. This makes her uniquely positioned to understand the immigration needs of her business clients in the broader context of their corporate objectives. Sweta is actively involved with immigration issues and immigrant communities in various capacities.  She has assumed key roles at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), both at the local and national level.  She has been a past chair at the Santa Clara Valley Chapter at AILA and has also been involved in various practice area committees at AILA National.  Sweta has addressed multiple conferences/forums in the United States and world-wide on immigration and business issues.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Immigration

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Delhi
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • LL.M.
  • University of Delhi, India
    • LL.B.

Published Works

  • Speaker at American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Chapter, 2017
  • Panel Member, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, San Jose, 2017
  • Speaker at Procopio Law, Palo Alto, CA. Organized by Access Silicon Valley
  • Speaker at Live Webinar. Organized by ASV
  • Speaker at Founder’s Floor, San Jose, CA
  • Speaker at Lifograph & Founders Floor Accelerator, San Jose, CA, 2016
  • Coach/Mentor, Start-up Weekend, Santa Clara, CA,, 2016
  • Speaker at Access Silicon Valley, 2016
  • Conducted Workshop on the H-1B Visa and H-1B Quota, Hackerdojo, Mountain View, CA
  • Speaker at the “Special Seminar—Does the New USCIS L-1B Memo Change Things?”, 2015
  • Speaker at Plug & Play, HR Immigration Compliance, STEM-OPT, H-1B Visa & latest immigration updates, 2015
  • Speaker, 27th Annual AILA California Chapter’s Conference, 2014
  • Panelist, an Immigration Debate; Policies towards immigrants and guest workers, 2014
  • Speaker at the Winter CLE organized by Southern CA Chapter of AILA, 2014
  • Key Speaker at the Meet-up “Igniters: Stanford Entrepreneurs & Silicon Valley Founders”, 2014
  • Visa Options for Foreign Entrepreneurs, Presentation/Case Study/Discussion at Capital Factory, Austin, TX, 2014
  • Visa Options for Foreign Entrepreneurs, Speaker at the Legal Education for Attorneys organized by AILA-SCV, 2013
  • AILA Press Event – The Path to Reform, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40” immigration attorneys in California, American Society of Legal Advocates
  • “Top Rated Immigration Attorney”; SuperLawyers, Rising Stars 2018
  • “Best Immigration Law Firm(s) 2014”; SiliconIndia Magazine
  • “2014 Advocacy Award” Recipient; American Immigration Lawyers Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Board of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Business Immigration Committee, Member, 2014 – Present
  • Law Student Committee, AILA National, 2014 – Present
  • Silicon Valley Chapter of AILA (AILA-SCV), Chair, 2013 – 2014
  • AILA-SCV, Chair-Elect, 2012 – 2013
  • AILA-SCV, Media Liaison, 2014 – 2015
  • AILA, Advocacy & Media Liaison, 2014 – 2015
  • San Jose Customs and Border Protection unit of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, AILA liaison, 2011 – 2012

Past Employment Positions

  • Malvi Ranchodas & Company
  • Mumbai and Vaish Associates, New Delhi

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association


  • English (Primary)
  • Hindi
  • Spanish