Virginia, US

Allison joined Fragomen in 2016 as an Associate in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. In this role, Allison advises corporate clients on all aspects of employment-based U.S. immigration law, including nonimmigrant visa petitions, PERM labor certifications and adjustment of status applications.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Allison worked for a San Jose-based immigration law firm, where she represented clients in a wide range of U.S. nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. While in law school, Allison was the Technical Editor of the Computer & High Technology Law Journal. She also earned honors certificates in high tech law and international business law.

Allison has provided pro bono assistance through the Asian Law Alliance, where she assisted individuals with U visa and citizenship applications as well as deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) requests.

Allison is fluent in English and Japanese.

Education


Santa Clara University School of Law | J.D., 2013
University of Puget Sound | B.A., 2004

Awards

High Tech Excellence Award, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2013

Outstanding Accomplishment in International Business, University of Puget Sound, 2004

USAA National Collegiate Business Merit Award, University of Puget Sound, 2004

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: California

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

SF Bay Area Alumni Chapter Clerk and District Justice, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International

Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley

Advised clients regarding H-1B, H-4, L-1, B-2, F-1 and other nonimmigrant visa matters.

Prepared employment-based visa petitions and permanent residence applications, including PERM labor certifications, immigrant petitions for alien workers and adjustment of status.

Successfully responded to requests for evidence by the USCIS seeking additional information in regards to the right to control (employer-employee relationship), specialty occupation designation and beneficiary qualifications.

Advised clients and filed applications for dependent visas, family-based permanent residence and citizenship.