Virginia, US

Ron is the Director Global Knowledge, Compliance and Advisory Solutions at Fragomen’s New York office. 

Prior to this role, Ron was Special Counsel within our Sydney office, in Australia. He has practiced almost exclusively in migration and general administrative law since 1993.

Ron is also the Executive Director of Fragomen's Centre for International Employment and Migration (CENTIEM). Ron is a frequent speaker and presenter on immigration topics.

His experience includes providing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training to migration professionals since 2000, lecturing part-time at the University of New South Wales in 2006 and presenting for the Continuing Legal Education Department of the College of Law in 1996 and 1998.

Education


University of New South Wales | Bachelor of Law, 1989
University of New South Wales | B.A., 1989

Awards

Inclusion on Best Lawyers list for Australia in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Immigration Credentials: Australian Registered Migration Agent - MARN 9358127

Court Admissions: Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Solicitor, High Court of Australia

Member, Migration Institute of Australia

Member, Law Society of NSW

Member, German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Provided strategic advice to companies concerning their migration and global mobility requirements

Assisted companies to develop immigration and sourcing solutions

Represented clients at the merits review in migration and administrative tribunals, and judicial review in the High Court, Federal Court and Federal Magistrate’s Court

Assisted clients with audits and compliance actions conducted by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)

Contributed submissions and has given evidence to government and parliamentary committees on areas of proposed amendments to migration legislation

Publications and Lectures

Contributing Author, Practical Guidance Immigration Law, Australia: LexisNexis Online Service, 2014. Electronic.

Interviewee, “What’s all this fuss about Labour Market Testing and 457 visas?” HC Online, 25 November 2013: n.pag. Web.

Presenter, “Is a Regional Intra-company Transfer Visa Achievable?” Lecture, FEM APAC Global Mobility Summit, Singapore, September 2013.

Presenter, “Immigration Issues for Employers.” Lecture, 1st Annual WA Employment Law Conference, Perth, Australia, September 2013.

Interviewee, “457 visa changes: What does it mean for your business?” HC Online, July 2013: n.pag. Web.

Presenter, “Explaining Australia's Visa System - Opportunities for Employers.” Lecture, Skilled Migration, Melbourne, Australia, June 2013.

Presenter, “Immigration Workshop.” Lecture/Workshop, China Minerals Summit, Darwin, Australia, May 2013.

Presenter, “The Disorder that is Australia’s Immigration Policy – and What Can Be Done About It.” Lecture, AIIA NSW/NSW Young Lawyers Event, Sydney, Australia, March 2013.

Presenter, “Gearing up for the Australian resources boom: will our immigration system deliver?” Lecture, APPEA National Workforce Development and Productivity Conference, Darwin, Australia, 19 July 2012.

Presenter, “Ethics for Migration Law Practitioners.” Lecture, Immigration Lawyers Association of Australia 2012 Immigration Law Conference, Sydney, Australia, 9 - 10 March 2012.

Author, Ethics Toolkit for Registered Migration Agents. Australia, Commonwealth of Australia, 2011. Print.

Author, “What is the New Sponsorship Accreditation Scheme?” Mondaq Business Briefing, 14 September 2011: n.pag. Web.

Presenter, “Immigration and Multicultural policies of the new Labor Government.” Lecture, Chinese Australian Forum, April 8, 2008.