Virginia, US

Lisa has practiced exclusively in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law since 1994. Lisa currently manages Fragomen’s West Coast global operations, and provides guidance on global initiatives, the development and implementation of global, regional or country-by-country immigration programs for clients, and immigration best practices.

During her tenure with the firm, Lisa has managed the firm’s U.S.-based global operations, as well as all aspects of U.S. business immigration including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, citizenship, I-9 compliance, and immigration support for corporate restructuring, downsizings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Lisa has represented corporate clients in a variety of industries such as information technology and telecommunications, financial services, insurance/reinsurance, human resources and management consulting, manufacturing, commercial aviation, oil and gas, accounting, marketing/advertising, beverages, and pharmaceuticals. She has also represented numerous small to mid-sized companies and high net-worth individuals.

Prior to moving to San Francisco in 2015, Lisa worked in the firm’s Matawan, New York and Chicago offices.

Lisa speaks English and Italian.

Education


Tulane University School of Law | J.D., 1994
Cornell University | B.A., 1991

Awards

Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition

Metropolitan Who's Who

Who's Who in American Law

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, Illinois (Inactive)

Incoming Vice Chair, American Bar Association, Section of International Law

Secretary/Operations Officer, American Bar Association, Section of International Law (August 2016 – Present)

Chair, 2015 Leadership Retreat, American Bar Association, Section of International Law

Deputy to the Chair-Elect, American Bar Association, Section of International Law (August 2014 – August 2015)

Senior Advisor, Immigration and Naturalization Committee, American Bar Association, Section of International Law (August 2014 – Present)

Division Chair, Tax, Estate and Individuals Division, American Bar Association, Section of International Law (August 2012 – August 2014)

Liaison to the Commission on Immigration, American Bar Association, Section of International Law (August 2010 – August 2014)

Senior Advisor, 2014 Spring Meeting, American Bar Association, Section of International Law (August 2013 – April 2014)

Immediate Past Co-Chair, Immigration and Naturalization Committee, American Bar Association, Section of International Law (August 2013 – August 2014)

Co-Chair, Immigration and Naturalization Committee, American Bar Association, Section of International Law (August 2010 – August 2013)

Co-Chair, 2012 Spring Meeting, American Bar Association, Section of International Law

Co-Chair, 2010 Spring Meeting, American Bar Association, Section of International Law

Member, American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section

Member, American Bar Association, Women Rainmakers Committee

Provided counsel to numerous start-up businesses looking to open offices in the U.S. or launch elsewhere in the world

Provided counsel to a multinational organization seeking to implement a global immigration program across more than 80 jurisdictions

Managed the immigration practice for a large multinational financial institution, utilizing all visa categories for the temporary and permanent employment of foreign professionals from countries around the world

Provided counsel to small and mid-cap companies to establish corporate immigration programs, best practices and policies

Provided counsel, training and tailored programs to an international telecommunications firm seeking to restructure its immigration program, and to review and revise their established internal best practices and immigration policies

Provided counsel to a commercial greenhouse under federal investigation for immigration-related compliance issues. Assisted the company in obtaining H-2A certification for temporary or seasonal agricultural work

Conducted an internal audit of a division of a multinational financial services firm’s cross border immigration practices in several countries around the world to ensure compliance with local immigration requirements

Publications and Lectures

Lisa is a frequent speaker on business immigration topics. She also makes numerous presentations to corporate clients on immigration compliance, training and program development.