Virginia, US

Paull is the managing partner of the firm's office in San Francisco. He joined Fragomen in New York in 1994 and has also worked for the firm in Mexico City and Boston.

Paull manages immigration programs for employers of all kinds, ranging from large financial firms to small software start-ups. He represents some of San Francisco’s most prominent businesses, including financial services, retail and consumer goods, and software companies.

He also works closely with venture capital firms and corporate attorneys in the Bay Area in helping the founders of new companies qualify for visas to make significant financial and intellectual contributions to the economy, and to create on-going immigration procedures as these companies grow.


Georgetown University Law Center | J.D., 1993
Harvard University | B.A., 1987


Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2013 to 2019

Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Immigration Law, San Francisco by Best Lawyers, 2016

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Northern California Chapter)

Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, State Bar of California

Advised a multinational engineering systems company on how to reduce their liabilities when acquiring a smaller company with many foreign national employees and whose prior counsel had not properly advised them on immigration compliance

Obtained an O-1 approval under great time pressure for a citizen of Singapore offered the position of Chief Executive Officer of a public technology company

Developed a comprehensive immigration policy for a large retail and consumer goods chain, with the goal of improving recruiting and retention of foreign nationals while also reducing the costs and administrative burden of immigration sponsorship

Worked with the foreign-born founder of a start-up U.S. company to obtain an investor visa, and then developed an immigration strategy for the firm as it grew to almost 100 employees, including many highly skilled foreign workers

Publications and Lectures

Frequent speaker before organizations, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Northern California Human Resources Association (San Francisco).

Author of articles on business immigration published in the AILA Conference Handbook, International Tax Notes, the PERM Handbook, and others.