Virginia, US

Charlotte joined Fragomen as a Summer Associate in 2005 and as an Associate in 2006. She practices exclusively in the field of immigration and nationality law. Charlotte advises clients in various industries, including financial services and engineering, on all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, employment and family-based permanent residency applications and U.S. citizenship applications.

While in law school, Charlotte interned with the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review Miami Immigration Court, the Immigration Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services and the U.S. District Court, Chambers of Judge Patti B. Saris. Prior to law school, she held a position at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York where she assisted lawyers in the preparation of VAWA petitions for immigrant victims of domestic violence.

Charlotte’s pro bono accomplishments include obtaining permanent residency for an abandoned immigrant juvenile based on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and permanent residency for the children of an asylee. Charlotte has volunteered at Fragomen’s monthly pro bono clinic at a local nonprofit organization, screening immigrant juveniles for potential relief, and she has spoken at Know Your Rights presentations at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. In addition, Charlotte has served as a volunteer attorney at an immigration detention center for women and children in Dilley, Texas, providing legal guidance to asylum seekers.

Charlotte speaks English and Spanish.

Education


New England School of Law | J.D., 2006, magna cum laude
Wake Forest University | B.A., 2001

Awards

Named a “Rising Star,” Super Lawyers, 2013 to 2017

Listed as a “Rising Star” in immigration in New York, Super Lawyers - New York Metro 2016: The Top Women

Annual CUNY Citizenship NOW! Service to Immigrants Award, 2012

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, Massachusetts

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Member, 2017 Business Immigration Track Annual Conference Planning Committee, AILA

Former Member, 2010 Fundamentals Track Annual Conference Planning Committee, AILA

Former Member, Distance Learning Committee, AILA

Former Co-Chair, Department of Labor Committee, New York, NY Chapter, AILA

Former Co-Chair, Citizenship Day Committee, New York, NY Chapter, AILA

Charlotte has advised clients in a variety of industries including banks and hedge funds, engineering companies and start-ups on U.S. corporate immigration.

Her experience includes assisting multinational corporations and start-ups with obtaining temporary U.S. employment visas for their foreign national populations. She also has advised on permanent residency applications, concentrating on Applications for Permanent Employment Certification (PERM Applications) filed with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Publications and Lectures

Conference Program Chair and Discussion Leader, “The Role of a Paralegal in Immigration Practice.” Panel presentation, AILA Paralegal Conference, Washington, DC, October 12-13, 2017.

Discussion Leader, “F-1 Employment: Where Are We Now?” Panel presentation, AILA National Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 23, 2017.

Speaker, “Sleep Like a Baby from PERM Through I-140.” Panel presentation, 2015 AILA New York Chapter Immigration Symposium, New York, NY, December 1, 2015.

Speaker, “Legal Concepts Involved in Preparing an L-1 Petition.” Panel presentation, AILA Paralegal Conference, Las Vegas, NV, August 27, 2015.

Co-author, “More than Meets the Eye: Points of Focus in the Education and Experience Requirements of PERM Applications.” 18th Annual AILA Immigration Law Symposium Handbook, 2015: 37-43. Web.

Speaker, “PERM 101 Workshop.” Panel presentation, AILA New York Chapter, New York, NY, October 22, 2014 and January 16, 2013.

Speaker, “PERM Basics Part 2: Recruiting for Workers and Filing the Case.” Panel presentation, AILA Annual Conference, Boston, MA, June 19, 2014.

Speaker, “Jumping Through the Ever Changing Hoops—The Acrobatics of Compliance with PERM.” Panel presentation, 2012 AILA New York Chapter Immigration Symposium, New York, NY, December 3, 2012.

Co-author, “Jumping Through the Ever Changing Hoops—The Acrobatics of Compliance with PERM.” 15th Annual AILA Immigration Law Symposium Handbook, 2012: n. pag. Web.