Virginia, US

Sharon joined Fragomen in 2001. She represents multinational corporate clients in the investment banking, financial services, legal, strategic communications, electronic products manufacturing, and art auction industries on a wide variety of corporate immigration matters including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, and citizenship. She has advised clients on the immigration consequences of Mergers & Acquisitions and other corporate restructurings. Her experience also includes writing policies and training human resources employees, recruiters and managers on immigration laws and procedures.

While at New York Law School, she served as Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights. During law school, Sharon was selected for a National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL) summer fellowship with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Florence, AZ where she provided legal assistance to immigrants detained at the Florence and Eloy Detention Centers.

Sharon speaks English and Russian.


New York Law School | J.D., 2001, cum laude
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | B.Sc., 1998


Listed in Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” 2015 to 2016

Listed as a “Rising Star” in immigration in New York, Super Lawyers - New York Metro 2016: The Top Women

NAPIL Exemplary Public Service Award

Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award

Alexander D. Forger Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Former committee member, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2001-2004)

Former committee Secretary (2002-2004)

Publications and Lectures

Sharon Finkel, Voice of Justice: Promoting Fairness Through Appointed Counsel for Immigrant Children, N.Y. Law School Journal of Human Rights 17 (2001): 1105.

Speaker for Council for Global Immigration.