Virginia, US

Blake is an Associate at Fragomen’s Irvine office, where he works with clients across a range of industries that includes electrical/software engineering, construction procurement, manufacturing, entertainment, athletics and the arts. Prior to joining Fragomen, Blake worked for a large business and entertainment immigration firm in Los Angeles, where he provided immigration counsel to individuals, tech start-ups, entertainment production companies and multinational media conglomerates.

Education


University of San Diego | J.D., 2009
University of California, Santa Barbara | B.A., 2006

Awards

Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2014 and 2017

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: California

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Acting Chair, AILA Southern California Chapter (SoCal)

Former Consular Affairs Liaison, AILA SoCal

Former Congressional Liaison, AILA SoCal

Former Chair, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Immigration Committee

Assisted major multinational engineering and technology companies with obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for their professional staff.

Secured nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for extraordinary entertainers, internationally recognized athletes and outstanding researchers.

Assisted VIP clients with immigrant and nonimmigrant visas including the CEO of a $1 billion engineering and construction management company.

Publications and Lectures

Panel Presenter, “Immigration Law: What Corporate Lawyers Need to Know.” Panel presentation, Orange County Bar Association - Corporate Law Section, Irvine, CA, June 28, 2017.

Panel Presenter, “Introduction to the L-1 Intracompany Transferee.” Panel presentation, AILA National Conference on Immigration Law, New Orleans, LA, June 23, 2017.

Panel Presenter, “Playing Russian Roulette in the Newly Defined Domain of L Visas.” Panel presentation, AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Las Vegas, NV, June 24, 2016.

Author, “Hot Topics in Corporate Immigration.” Orange County Business Journal (November 2014): 18-21. Print.

Author, “Immigration Compliance in M&A Transactions.” Orange County Lawyer Magazine (August 2014): B-68. Print.

Panel Host, “Breakfast with the Consulates: European Consular Panel.” Panel presentation, AILA Southern California Chapter, Los Angeles, CA, April 30, 2014.

Panel Presenter, “Gearing up for H-1B Season: The Dos and Don'ts and the Alternatives.” Panel presentation, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Beverly Hills, CA, March 6, 2014.

Panel Presenter, “Mock Non-immigrant Visa Interviews & Tips.” Panel presentation, CLE in the Snow - AILA Southern California Chapter, Mammoth, CA, February 28, 2014.

Panel Presenter, “Gearing Up for H-1B Season: The Dos and Don'ts and the Alternatives.” Panel presentation, Orange County Bar Association, Irvine, CA, February 5, 2013.

Panel Presenter, “Current Issues in Employment-Based Immigration.” Panel presentation, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA, May 19, 2012.

Panel Moderator, “Entertainment Visas – Creating Extraordinary Petitions for Extraordinary Talent.” Panel presentation, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Beverly Hills, CA, February 10, 2011.