Virginia, US

William is an Associate based in Fragomen’s London office. He assists clients in a variety of industries including finance, technology and entertainment, with a particular emphasis on assisting with complex consular filing for treaty investors, intracompany transferees and individuals of extraordinary ability.

William frequently advises small and medium-sized enterprises throughout the EMEA region in expanding to the U.S. and transferring key personnel. These clients range from start-ups to long established businesses across a range of professions. 

He has previously volunteered with various organisations, including a civil liberties non-profit and an international criminal tribunal. 


Leiden University | M.L., 2011
Pace University School of Law | J.D., 2009
Fordham University | B.A., 2004

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York State

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Obtained a nonimmigrant waiver of inadmissibility for a noted entertainer with previous criminal convictions.

Advised a multinational vehicle manufacturer in transferring key managerial and technical personnel for the expansion of their U.S. operations.

Helped a search engine provider with a complex business ownership structure acquire E-2 company registration and transfer key managers and executives to the United States.

Devised strategies to ensure a television production company could transfer key talent on an expedited basis during a period of prolonged global disruption in U.S. visa issuance.

Advised a start-up technology marketing firm and guided U.S. expansion strategy to support treaty investor visas for key managerial and specialist personnel.

Publications and Lectures

Author, “Common US immigration consequences of mergers and acquisitions.” Human Resource Management International Digest, Volume 23, Issue 7 (2015). Print and web.

Author, “Want to work in the US? The secret to securing a successful application.” The Stage, September 25, 2015. Web.

Author, “Global Mobility Strategies for SMEs Expanding to the US.” Corporate Vision Magazine, August 2015: 42-43. Print and web.

Author, “From Posting to Permanent Residency.” Global: The International Briefing, December 2015: 40-41. Print and web.

Author, “Transferring Professional Athletes to the U.S.” HRreview, July 10, 2015. Web.

Author, “US visa eligibility: five HR issues when transferring employees.” Personnel Today, August 28, 2015. Web.

Panelist, "Legal IT Roundtable." Roundtable event, The Law Society Gazette, London, July 2015.

Presenter, “US immigration for start-ups.” Presentation, Access to the US and the US Ignite Program, London, June 2015.

Presenter, “US immigration overview.” Presentation, Techstars, London, January 2015.

Author, “Dualist, but not Divergent: Evaluating United States Implementation of the 1267 Sanctions Regime.” Liberty University Law Review, Volume 5, Issue 3 (2011): 333-378. Print and web.