Virginia, US

Charlotte has been with Fragomen since 2005. She is currently the Partner responsible for the Consular and Documents teams throughout EMEA. The teams include US attorneys, lawyers and experienced managers. The consular teams are split into 3 sub-departments, made up of a team focusing on US Consular; other consular jurisdictions (including business visas) and document services teams.

Charlotte speaks English and French.

Education


BPP Law School, London
University of Warwick

Awards

Women in Law Award, Lawyer Monthly, 2017

Listed in International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, 2013 to 2017

Listed in Super Lawyers UK as a “Rising Star,” 2013 to 2014

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Legal Qualifications: Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Bar Admissions: New York

Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rome District Chapter - Europe, Middle East and Africa, 2017/2018

Vice Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rome District Chapter - Europe, Middle East, and Africa, June 2016-2017

Member, USCIS International Operations Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association, June 2015-present

Member, International Operations Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association, June 2015-present

Secretary, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rome District Chapter - Europe, Middle East, and Africa, June 2015-2016

Treasurer, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rome District Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, June 2014-2015

Member, CBP Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association, June 2013-2015

Director, Mexico City District Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013/2014

Chair, Consular Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association-Rome Chapter, 2013/2014

Member, British American Business Incorporated (BABI)

Member, Law Society

Member, NY State Bar Association

Provision of full U.S. consular assistance for nonimmigrant and immigrant matters filed at U.S. embassies across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region with particular focus on E company registrations for SME clients and waivers of inadmissibility. Other areas of focus include local USCIS filings for spousal immigrant visas and American citizen services, including complex citizenship cases and renunciation of U.S. citizenship.

Assisted top clients of the U.S. and global practice with U.S. consular assistance throughout EMEA.

Private client and SME client base and services.

Provision of all out-bound visa services, including business visas with a focus on Indian, Chinese, Russian, Brazilian, Nigerian and Angolan visas and document services throughout EMEA.

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “Brexit and Trump: What’s Next for Immigration.” Workshop, Worldwide ERC: 2017 London Summit, London, UK, February 2017.

Speaker, “Doing Business in the USA.” Seminar, U.S. Consulate in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 2017.

Speaker, “Choosing Locally Grown Grapes: Benefits of Filing an I-130 Abroad.” Panel presentation, AILA Latin America and Caribbean Chapter Conference - Wine and CLE: Fermenting a Consular Practice, Santiago, Chile, November 2016.

Speaker, “‘It’s Legal in Amsterdam, but not in the US’ and Vice Versa.” Panel presentation, AILA RDC-EMEA Chapter Fall Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 2016.

Author, “Where could we get our seasonal workforce from post Brexit?.” GrowthBusiness, 2016. Web. 28 July 2016.

Speaker, “Options for Clients with USCIS Offices Abroad.” Lecture, AILA National 2016 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, U.S., June 2016.

Speaker, “What to Do When the Post Says No.” Lecture, AILA RDC-EMEA Vienna Conference, Vienna, Austria, May 2016.

Speaker, “Helping Your Clients Manage a Migratory and Global Workforce.” Lecture, AILA National 2016 Midwinter Conference, Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas, January 2016.

Speaker, “Communicating with Government Officials (Ethics).” Lecture, AILA RDC-EMEA London Conference, London, UK, November 2015.

Speaker, “To B or Not to B? The Thin Line Between Use and Abuse of the B Category.” Lecture, 2015 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law, National Harbor, MD, June 2015. 

Speaker, “Hot Topics.” AILA Mexico Chapter Argentina Conference, November 2014.

Speaker, “Alternative Dispositions Panel.” AILA Rome District Prague Conference, November 2014.

Speaker, “Ethical Complications of Joint Representation in Marriage Cases.” AILA National Conference 2014, Boston, MA.

Discussion Leader, “Consular Processing/Immigrant Petitions: It's as Straightforward a Skateboarding Lombard Street.” AILA National Conference 2013, San Francisco.

Co-author, “Dire Straits in International Waters: Navigating Compliant Business Travel in the 21st Century.” International HR Advisor, April 2012.

Speaker, “Marginality for E-2 renewals in the age of austerity.” AILA Podcast, March 2012.

Speaker, USCIS panel, Frankfurt AILA RC conference, May 2011.

Speaker, “Consular Based NIV Applications.” London AILA RC Conference, September 2011.

Author, “Betwixt and Between: How Increasing Scrutiny on US Immigration is Limiting the Options of Foreign Employers.” International HR Advisor, Autumn 2011.

Author, “Separation Anxiety: The high costs of long waits for Americans abroad.” American in Britain, Autumn 2011.

Co-author, “Nonimmigrant Criminal Inadmissibilities: Look Ahead and Prepare So You Won’t Look Back and Regret.” 2010–11 Edition of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Visa Processing Guide.

Speaker, Global Mobility Summit, Milan, Italy, September 2010.

Chair, Paris AILA RC conference, April 2010.

Panel speaker, NASSCOM, India, April 2010.

Speaker, Global Tax Network Symposium, July 2008.

Speaker, HR Global Conference, May 2008.

Contributor, British American Business

Contributor, International Mobility Journal