Virginia, US

Scott is the Managing Partner of the Boston, Massachusetts office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, and a Managing Director of Fragomen Immigration Services India Pvt., Ltd.

He has practiced exclusively in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law for more than 25 years. Scott provides multinational corporations, including leading e-commerce and technology companies as well as financial and educational institutions, with strategic counseling on all matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law, regulation, policy and compliance. 

Scott is a Board Member of the American Immigration Council, the British American Business Council of New England, and the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs. 

Scott provides pro bono immigration advocacy to Project Citizenship, a nonprofit agency that helps immigrants apply for U.S. citizenship, and Partners in Health, a Harvard-affiliated world health nonprofit organization. 

Education


Fordham University School of Law | J.D., 1992
Johns Hopkins University | B.A., 1989

Awards

Listed in Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration, 2017 to present

Listed in Best Lawyers, 2008 to present

Listed in New England Super Lawyers, 2006, 2008, 2011 to present

Listed in New York Super Lawyers, 2006 and 2008 

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Massachusetts, New York, District of Columbia, Connecticut

Memberships:
Member, Board of Directors, American Immigration Council

Member, Board of Directors, British American Business Council of New England

Member, Board of Advisors, Council for Emerging National Security Affairs

Member, Board of Directors, Fordham Law School Alumni Association

Member, Dean’s Advisory Board, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University

Member, Executive Committee, Boston Chapter, Forum for Expatriate Management

Member, Executive Committee, Seaport 1 Chapter, ProVisors

Member, Labor Relations Committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce

Member, New England Human Resources Association

Member, U.S.-India Business Council

Member, U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum

Member, American Bar Association

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Member, Federal Bar Association

Helped large, India-based technology consulting firm establish partially outsourced immigration program for just-in-time secondment of employees to consulting engagements in the United States, streamlining case preparation and processing, and improving consular application approval rates

Partnered with relocation companies for delivery of integrated relocation and global immigration services to corporate clients using a coordinated, single-point-of-contact model

Publications and Lectures

Following are select publications and lectures:

Panelist, “RFE’s - the New Norm and the Path Forward.” Council for Global Immigration 2018 Symposium, Arlington, VA, June 11, 2018.

Panelist, “Harnessing Big Data in Immigration - Where's the Beef?” Council for Global Immigration 2018 Symposium, Arlington, VA, June 11, 2018.

Panelist, “Immigration under Trump – Challenges for Global Mobility.” New England Relocation Association, Norwood, MA, June 7, 2018.

Speaker, “U.S. Immigration Compliance Priorities under Trump.” Fragomen India Symposium 2018: Future of Immigration – Forces to Reckon With, Bengaluru, India, May 17, 2018.

Speaker, “U.S. Immigration Changes: Comments and Updates from Fragomen.” Webinar, March 7, 2018.

Speaker, “USA Immigration.” Human Entrance Webinar, October 18, 2017.

Speaker, “Emerging Challenges and Strategies for Recruitment, Hiring and Retention of Foreign Nationals in 2017.” Council for Global Immigration Symposium, Arlington, VA, June 11-14, 2017.

Speaker, “U.S. Immigration: Recent Regulatory Changes, Adjudication Trends and Proposed Legislation.” Fragomen India Symposium 2017: A Proactive Approach to Immigration in a Changing World, Bengaluru, India, June 12, 2017.  

Speaker, “The Immigration Ramifications of Brexit and the Trump Administration.” British American Business Council of New England, Boston, MA, April 19, 2017.

Speaker, “Program and Risk Management Strategies for Employers Under a New Immigration Landscape.” Fragomen Breakfast Briefing, Boston, MA, April 11, 2017.

Speaker, “Preparing for Increased Government Worksite Enforcement and Investigations.” Fragomen Webcast, March 23, 2017.

Author, “A Pragmatic Look at Potential Changes to H-1B Cap Season.” Law360, March 16, 2017.

Speaker, “The Impact of Moving Goods, People and Capital in the Global Economy.” 23rd Annual International Business Forum and Networking Night, Boston, MA, February 28, 2017.

Speaker, “Expected Changes to Business Immigration Law and Policy Under the Trump Administration.” Fragomen Webcast, February 21, 2017.

Co-author, “Proposed Bill Would Upend Status Quo for H-1B Visas.” Law360, March 29, 2016.

Co-author, “Are STEM Employment Authorization Documents in Peril?” Law360, October 6, 2015.

Co-author, “U.S. Immigration Strategies to Address Increased Scrutiny of L-1 Petitions Filed by IT Consulting Companies.” siliconindia.com, December 19, 2013.

Author, “Ruling Entitles Same Sex Spouses to Immigration Benefits.” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, August 1, 2013.

Speaker, “Your GPS to U.S. Immigration and Global Mobility.” ACIP Annual Symposium, Pentagon City, VA, June 3, 2013.

Speaker, “40 Years Strong…Your Bridge to Talent Mobility.” ACIP Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, June 4, 2012.

Author, “Reassessing E-Verify in Light of Self-check Program.” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, September 2012.

Speaker, “Solving the Global Immigration Puzzle.” ACIP Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, June 6-9, 2011.

Author, “Inside the Minds: Strategies for Growing a Law Firm.” Aspatore Books, A Thompson Reuters Business, May 2011.