Virginia, US

Supervising Paralegal

Job Description Summary

Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. For over 60 years, Fragomen has served the immigration needs of clients ranging from individuals to the world’s leading multinational corporations. We have 44 offices in 18 countries worldwide, supported by more than 2,100 immigration professionals and staff--including more than 300 attorneys, solicitors, or comparable immigration professionals. These resources allow us to provide strategic and effective immigration solutions in over 170 countries around the globe

Candidate Profile and Role:

A Fragomen career gives you the opportunity to work with a smart, motivated and diverse peer group. Our exclusive focus on immigration means you will practice in an exciting, ever-changing and challenging environment with people who are passionate about immigration. Working in a collegial, team-oriented environment, Fragomen paralegals learn from the industry's leading experts. Our firm commitment to quality and best practices is supported by technological innovation that benefits our clients and staff.

The Fragomen NY office is looking for a 8+ years experienced Business Immigration Senior Paralegal.

Job Description


  • Supervise the casework for a major, high volume banking client  in addition to other smaller clients across various industries
  • Effectively communicate with clients in a clear and concise manner regarding procedural and case processing issues, identify client immigration solutions and understand current client activity
  • Understand the client’s business and serve as a gatekeeper of client and team protocols as well as client specific guidelines
  • Analyze and record all client specific processes/procedures in a user manual for the team
  • Stay abreast of important developments in the law and issue spot with respect to future opportunities/changes
  • Understand existing fee agreements/billing practices and review and approve team billing
  • Be aware of all client profile changes, paying close attention to business opportunities
  • Perform data entry and audit checks to ensure all data updates are made accurately and in real time
  • Prepare client and internal reports
  • Serves as a team resource for client and office procedures
  • Delegate, prioritize and review work flow of junior paralegals, including assessing case strategy, assigning work, holding status meetings to review case load and progress, training new team members, answering questions, and reviewing petitions prior to filing with government agencies
  • Participates in office-wide projects, including training, recruiting, process improvement, and participate in employee satisfaction initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 8+ years of experience in a senior level capacity with a business immigration law firm, department or corporate immigration function in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Expert knowledge of procedural requirements for various types of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, including experience in determining case strategy and reviewing the work of others
  • Knowledge of case management and billing systems
  • Experience corresponding with clients directly on case processing and other procedural matters
  • Experience handling high touch client base with poise and confidence
  • Ability to prioritize own work and team's work and take on multiple projects
  • Experience managing multiple direct reports
  • Experience in developing process improvements that streamline and increase efficiency
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with reporting, including external reports for the client and internal  case management reporting analytics
  • Exercises excellent judgment
  • Effective team management and communication skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to handle volume and work under pressure
  • BS or BA Degree Required
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Full Time
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