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Fragomen’s Andrew Greenfield Appointed to Brand USA Board of Directors

Andrew Greenfield, managing partner of Fragomen’s Washington, D.C. office and member of the firm’s Executive Committee, has joined the board of Brand USA, a public-private partnership responsible for launching the nation’s first-ever nationally coordinated tourism-marketing effort. He was appointed by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

"Andrew Greenfield's legal expertise, understanding of business, and global perspective will bring huge benefits to Brand USA," said Christopher L. Thompson, Brand USA president and CEO. "Andrew's understanding of the travel facilitation space will no doubt help Brand USA optimize its marketing activities and collaborate with the National Travel and Tourism Strategy." 

“We commend Secretary Pritzker and Brand USA on their appointment of Andrew Greenfield to the Brand USA Board of Directors. Andrew has a deep understanding of the immigration challenges faced by the travel industry and will certainly be able to contribute in a meaningful way,” said Austin Fragomen, chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Established by the Travel Promotion Act in 2010, Brand USA seeks to expand international travel to the United States while communicating U.S. entry and exit policies and procedures. The organization works with the travel industry to maximize the economic and social benefits of travel, including job creation and the fostering of understanding between people and cultures around the world.

“I enthusiastically support Brand USA’s mission to grow America’s share of the global travel market, and am committed to doing everything I can to help people understand how to comply with U.S. immigration policies and procedures,” said Greenfield. “Fragomen is exclusively dedicated to immigration and related concerns, and we are committed to helping companies and individuals take advantage of travel and business opportunities around the world.”

In addition to leading Fragomen’s office in the nation’s capital, Greenfield counsels domestic and multinational employers on all matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law, regulation, policy and compliance, as well as global immigration program management. He also advises international treaty organizations and their officers and employees on the application and limitations of diplomatic privileges and immunities, as well as related federal laws and State Department policies, U.S. work authorization, and residency planning for G-4 holders and dependent family members. He is regularly identified as one of the nation’s top immigration attorneys by independent authorities such as Best Lawyers in AmericaThe International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Legal TimesWashingtonian magazine named him one of Washington’s top lawyers.

“We encourage our partners to lend their knowledge and experience to organizations like this. Migration has become a critical issue for businesses in the U.S. and abroad, and we feel it’s important to do our best to support and help lead organizations that can benefit from a deeper appreciation of the complexities of immigration,” Fragomen said. “In our view, promoting effective immigration policies is not just good for business; it helps better our society. We support Brand USA’s mission and wish them the best with their endeavors.”

About Fragomen 
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP and Fragomen Global LLP (collectively known as “Fragomen”) is recognized as the world’s leading global corporate immigration services provider. The firm employs more than 500 attorneys, solicitors or similarly qualified immigration professionals, and over 1,500 additional immigration professionals and staff, located in more than 40 offices in 18 countries. For more than 60 years, Fragomen has represented a broad range of companies, organizations and emerging businesses, working in partnership with clients to facilitate the hiring and transfer of employees worldwide. For detailed information about Fragomen’s practice, please visit www.fragomen.com.

About Brand USA 
Brand USA is the public-private partnership responsible for promoting the United States as a premier travel destination and communicating U.S. entry/exit policies and procedures. Established by the Travel Promotion Act in 2010, the organization’s mission is to increase international visitation to the United States while working in partnership with the travel industry to maximize the economic and social benefits of travel. These benefits include creating jobs essential to the economy and fostering understanding between people and cultures. 
For industry or partner information about Brand USA, visit www.TheBrandUSA.com. For information about travel to and around the United States, please visit Brand USA’s consumer website at www.DiscoverAmerica.com.