Virginia, US

Kevin is a Partner in Fragomen’s Atlanta office. His practice includes working with clients to develop effective strategies for business immigration while ensuring compliance with applicable rules and regulations. This includes all aspects of nonimmigrant visas for high-skilled workers, the PERM labor certification process, immigrant petitions, consular processing, and adjustment of status. He also has extensive experience in immigration compliance matters, and has represented Fortune 500 companies in U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Labor Condition Application compliance audits. Kevin has drafted key pieces of immigration legislation, and has worked closely with the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees on immigration legislation.

Kevin currently serves as Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Liaison Committee with the DOL, where he works with high-level DOL representatives to address policy and processing issues on behalf of AILA. He is also an Elected Director on the Board of Governors of AILA, where he participates in governance of the association. Kevin speaks frequently around the country on topics relating to high-skilled immigration, with a particular focus on the PERM labor certification process.

Education


William & Mary School of Law | J.D., 1995
University of Vermont | B.A., 1992, cum laude

Awards

Listed in Best Lawyers, 2017 to 2019

Named in Who’s Who: Corporate Immigration, 2014 to 2017

Named as one of the United States’ Top 40 “Up and Coming” Immigration and Employment Law Attorneys by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon, June 2016

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New Hampshire, Massachusetts

Elected Director, American Immigration Lawyers Association Board of Governors

Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association – DOL Liaison Committee

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association – Spring Conference Planning Committee

Member, Board of Directors, Connected Content Society of the Technology Association of Georgia

Past Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association – H-1B Taskforce

Past Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association USCIS Transformation Liaison Committee

Past Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association – USCIS Policy and Benefits Liaison Committee

Past Member and Past Vice Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association – USCIS Texas Service Center Liaison Committee

Past Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association – USCIS Atlanta District Office Liaison Committee

Represented domestic and international business clients with a wide variety of immigration issues.

Provided various immigration services to business clients across multiple industries, including technology, manufacturing, health providers and financial services.

Experience in immigration compliance matters, including H-1B compliance, prevailing wage issues, and defense of government audits.

Publications and Lectures

Co-author, “High Stakes for High-Skilled Immigrants: An Analysis of Changes Made to High-Skilled Immigration Policy in the First Year of the Trump Administration in Comparison to Changes Made During the First Year of Previous Presidential Administrations.” Mitchell Hamline Law Review, September 2018.

Speaker, “PERM – What's in Store for 2018 and Beyond.” AILA Georgia-Alabama Chapter Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22-24, 2018.

Author, “One Year In, Trump’s ‘America First’ Immigration Approach Slows Access to Skilled Labor.” Global Atlanta, 5 December 2017.

Author, “High-Skilled Immigration in a Time of High Uncertainty?” American Immigration Lawyers Association Think Immigration Blog, 4 December 2017.

Presenter, “Business Immigration Hot Topics: Best Practices and Current Trends.” Association of Corporate Counsel Deep Dive Luncheon, Dunwoody, Georgia, November 17, 2017.

Speaker, “Hot Topics in Business Immigration.” Seminar, 8th Annual USA India Business Summit and 23rd Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, Atlanta, Georgia, September 20, 2017.

Co-author, Business Immigration Law & Practice. 2nd Edition, Washington, DC: American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2017. Print and web.

Speaker, “PERM Hot Topics.” Lecture, AILA National Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2016.

Speaker, “Department of Labor Open Forum.” Lecture, AILA National Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2016.

Speaker, “PERM-Does a Decade Make a Difference?” Lecture, AILA Upper Midwest Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2016.

Speaker, “Advanced PERM: Successful Reconsiderations and Appeals.” Webinar, AILA Web Seminar, April 2016.

Speaker, “DOL Open Forum.” Lecture, AILA National Spring Conference, Washington, D.C., April 2016.

Speaker, “PERM Challenges in a New Age.” Lecture, AILA Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 2016.

Co-Author, “An Immigration Year-End Review.” Global Atlanta, January 6, 2016: n.pag. Web.

Speaker, “Does the USCIS L-1B Memo Change Things?” Webinar, AILA Web Seminar, November 2015.

Speaker, “BALCA Decisions, DOL FAQs, and PERM – What’s New?” Webinar, AILA Web Seminar, September 2015.

Speaker, “PERM Recruitment – The Five W’s: Who, What, Where, When, and Why.” Lecture, AILA National PERM Conference, Miami, Florida, August 2015.

Speaker, “Department of Labor Open Forum.” Lecture, AILA National Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., June 2015.

Speaker, “Advanced PERM Issues.” Lecture, AILA Upper Midwest Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 2015.

Speaker, “DOL Open Forum.” Lecture, AILA National Spring Conference, Washington, D.C., April 2015.

Speaker, “Recent Immigration Law Changes.” Lecture, Indian American Cultural Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2015.

Speaker, “Executive Action Hot Topics.” Lecture, Georgia-Alabama Regional Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2015

Speaker, “PERM Audits – What’s Trending.” Webinar, AILA Web Seminar, February 2015.

Author, “Will Businesses Benefit from the President’s Executive Action on Immigration?” Atlanta Business Chronicle, December 19, 2014: n.pag. Web.

Speaker, “Department of Labor Open Forum.” Lecture, AILA National Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2014.

Speaker, “Perplexing PERM Issues – Secrets from Experienced Practitioners.” Webinar, AILA Web Seminar, May 2014.

Speaker, “DOL Open Forum.” Lecture, AILA National Spring Conference, Washington, D.C., April 2014.

Speaker, “PERM Hot Topics.” Lecture, AILA Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 2014.

Speaker, “Latest Developments in PERMs.” Lecture, Georgia-Alabama Regional Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2014.

Speaker, “Recent Trends and Trouble Spots with PERM.” Lecture, AILA National PERM Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 2013.

Speaker, “High Skilled Immigration Developments.” Lecture, Kettering Executive Network, Roswell, Georgia, August 2013.

Speaker, “E-Verify and I-9s.” Lecture, Cobb-Cherokee Employer Committee, Marietta, Georgia, July 2013.

Speaker, “Department of Labor Open Forum.” Lecture, AILA National Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, June 2013.

Speaker, “Prevailing Wage Dilemmas.” Lecture, AILA National Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, June 2013.

Author, “Truths and Myths About the Senate Immigration Bill.” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Vol. 21, No. 6 (June 2013): 19. Print and Web.

Speaker, “DOL Open Forum.” Lecture, AILA National Spring Conference, Washington, D.C., April 2013.

Speaker, “PERM – Surviving the Ordeal.” Lecture, AILA New England Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 1, 2013.

Speaker, “Kellogg Language in PERM Cases.” Lecture, AILA Audio Conference, November 1, 2012.

Speaker, “What Every Immigration Attorney Should Know About Export Controls Regulations and Licensing.” Lecture, AILA National Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, June 2012.

Speaker, “Transformation Open Forum.” Lecture, AILA National Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, June 2012.

Speaker, “PERM Labor Certification: The Long and Winding Road to Permanent Residency and How to Get There.” Lecture, AILA National Annual Conference, San Diego, California, June 2011.

Speaker, “Legislative Update.” Lecture, U.S. Business Immigration Law Issues, Sterling Education Services, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, November 19, 2008.

Speaker, “Immigration Developments.” Lecture, 5th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, The Seminar Group, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2, 2008.

Co-author, Business Immigration Law & Practice. 2nd Edition, Washington, DC: American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2017. Print and web.

Speaker, “Hot Topics in Business Immigration.” Seminar, 8th Annual USA India Business Summit and 23rd Annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum, Atlanta, Georgia, September 20, 2017.