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Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Education

  • Case Western Reserve School of Law
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    J.D.
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    1968
  • Georgetown University
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    B.S.
    ,
    1965

Austin T. Fragomen

Over the course of his career in immigration, Austin has served as staff counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on immigration, citizenship and international law and as an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law.

Austin has testified before Congress on a range of immigration issues. Most recently, he appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee's Social Security Subcommittee to discuss how to enforce immigrations laws at the worksite effectively. He also has testified before the Immigration Subcommittees of the House and Senate to share his knowledge on a variety of business immigration related topics, including the H-1B and L visa programs and corporate immigration compliance.

He is also the founding co-author of a renowned series of immigration handbooks that provide information on the best practices and latest developments in the field of business immigration, published by Thomson Reuters/West.

Professional Accomplishments

Memberships

Chairman, City Bar Justice Center of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for Migration Studies

Editorial Board Member of the International Migration Review

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Council on International Personnel

Chairman of the Practicing Law Institute's Annual Immigration Institute

Distinguished Author, Thomson Reuters/West

Member of the Board, Institute of Marine and Coastal Studies, Rutgers University

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Publications and Lectures

Austin has co-authored a number of publications including:

Immigration Procedures Handbook, with Careen Shannon and Daniel Montalvo, Thomson Reuters/West.

Immigration Employment Compliance Handbook, with Careen Shannon and Daniel Montalvo, Thomson Reuters/West.

State Immigration Employment Compliance Handbook, with Careen Shannon and Daniel Montalvo, Thomson Reuters/West.

Immigration Legislation Handbook, with Careen Shannon and Daniel Montalvo, Thomson Reuters/West.

H-1B Handbook, with Careen Shannon and Daniel Montalvo, Thomson Reuters/West.

Labor Certification Handbook, with Careen Shannon and Daniel Montalvo, Thomson Reuters/West.

Immigration Law & Business, with Alfred J. Del Rey, Jr. and Sam Bernsen, Thomson Reuters/West.

Immigration Fundamentals: A Guide to Law & Practice, with Steven C. Bell, Practising Law Institute.

Immigration Business News & Comment, with Careen Shannon, Thomson Reuters/West.

  
Austin has written numerous law review articles and articles for legal and professional publications.

Awards

Listed in Chambers USA

Listed in Who’s Who Legal

Featured in Best Lawyers in America

Named in New York Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in New York Metro Area”

Listed in Who’s Who in American Law

Listed in Who's Who in the World

Named a Super Lawyer

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The Origins of the Firm
May 2011
Austin describes the origins of the Firm. Austin explains the Firm’s trajectory from its early years and its transition to its current market of corporate immigration.
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Fragomen's Transition to a Worldwide Practice
April 2011

Austin explains the Firm’s only solution to providing its clients around the world with the best possible counsel required the creation of a global footprint. That philosophy remains today, as Fragomen continues to grow its international presence and serve its clients in the far corners of the world.

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Fragomen's Unique Approach
August 2011
Austin explains how the Firm constantly strives to work in close collaboration with each client so that each relationship becomes more of a partnership. Essential to this goal are a high degree of organization and clear lines of communication, both of which Fragomen places a premium upon.