Virginia, US

Rahul's corporate immigration experience includes a wide-range of nonimmigrant visa matters - including those in H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1 and B-1 visa categories - as well as permanent residency matters involving PERM labor certification applications, complex immigrant worker petitions, multinational executive and manager petitions. He also regularly advises clients on U.S. immigration compliance and provides counsel on the immigration implications of corporate mergers and acquisitions, Labor Condition Application (LCA) regulations, and USCIS anti-fraud efforts. Rahul represents a variety of multinational clients throughout a broad range of industries, including software development and software consulting, as well as audit, tax, and advisory services. He serves as a member of the firm’s Professional Practices Network, Corporate Compliance Committee, and IT Consulting Group.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Rahul served as a Staff Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals through the Attorney General's Honors Program.

While in law school, Rahul served as a law clerk with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration in the offices of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, as well as with several divisions within the U.S. Department of Justice, including the Executive Office for Immigration Review's Office of General Counsel; the U.S. Immigration Court in Arlington, Virginia; and the Civil Rights Division's Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices. While serving as a Student Attorney with the American University International Human Rights Law Clinic, Rahul successfully represented asylum-seekers from the Ivory Coast, Burma, and China in immigration proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Immigration Courts in Baltimore, Maryland and Arlington, Virginia. Rahul also served on the staff of the ABA-sponsored Administrative Law Review during law school.

Rahul has served as a Volunteer Attorney with the New Jersey Asian American Legal Project, participating in pro bono immigration clinics that provide access to legal services and address the unmet legal needs of the Asian American community.  Rahul also served as a Volunteer Attorney with the Asian American Election Protection Project in 2008, which was designed to ensure poll site compliance with the Voting Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act.

Rahul speaks English and Gujarati.

Education


American University, Washington College of Law | J.D., 2002, cum laude
University of Michigan | B.A., 1999

Awards

In 2000, Rahul was awarded the Anheuser-Busch Norman Y. Mineta Fellowship by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) for his public interest work with the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF).

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: District of Columbia

Member, South Asian Bar Association

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Facilitated senior-level meetings with the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and the U.S. Consulate in Chennai to discuss the L-1B specialized knowledge visa category

Successfully represented clients during U.S. citizenship interviews and permanent residency interviews held before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services throughout the United States, including USCIS offices in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and San Jose, California

Conducted presentations for corporate clients in Bengaluru, India and San Jose, Costa Rica in connection with U.S. immigration processes, strategies, and compliance