Virginia, US

Parisa is a Partner at Fragomen’s New York office, where she leads a team that focuses on individual and complex immigration matters and manages corporate accounts. Her areas of focus include advising clients with respect to immigration consequences of criminal and other inadmissibility grounds, employer sanctions, EB-5, E-verify and I-9 compliance, and enforcement.

On the corporate compliance advisory group side, Parisa represents a variety of large, mid-size and smaller companies in their immigration matters, including those in the financial services, medical, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors. She also regularly advises academic institutions and hospitals in their immigration matters.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Parisa served as an Assistant District Counsel and Acting Deputy District Counsel for the Immigration & Naturalization Service, New York District.

Parisa has provided immigration advice and guidance on a pro bono basis to a number of organizations and individuals, including Human Rights First and DACA recipients, among others. Parisa also speaks at international and national conferences on a variety of immigration topics, including those sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA), Practising Law Institute (PLI), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), IIUSA (Invest in the USA) and EB5 Investors Magazine.

Parisa speaks English, Farsi, and French.


Catholic University, Columbus School of Law | J.D., 1994
Syracuse University | B.A., 1991


“Top 25 Immigration Attorneys,” EB5 Investors Magazine, 2017

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, Maryland

Co-chair, Immigration Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA)

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Member, Federal Bar Council

Member, American Foreign Lawyers Association

Member, Iranian American Bar Association

Faculty Member and Presenter, the Judicial Institute at Pace University, 2007-2008

Publications and Lectures

Parisa has been a faculty member/presenter for the Judicial Institute at Pace University and a guest lecturer at Cardozo Law School.

Parisa is a frequent speaker at national conferences on a variety of immigration topics such as employer sanctions, I-9 compliance, EB-5, and criminal immigration issues.

Parisa has presented at panel events sponsored by the Practising Law Institute (PLI), the American Bar Association and other prestigious organizations.

Parisa also chairs PLI’s annual conference “Defending Removal Proceedings.”

在企业合规咨询小组事务方面,Parisa代理各类大型、中型和小型企业的移民事务,包括金融服务、医疗、制药和技术领域的企业。 她还定期为学术机构和医院提供移民事务咨询。 


Parisa向一些组织和个人提供了无偿的移民咨询和指导,其中包括人权优先和DACA的受援者。Parisa还在国际和国内会议上发表关于各种移民问题的演讲,包括由美国律师协会(ABA),实务法律协会(PLI),美国移民律师协会(AILA),投资美国协会(IIUSA)和 EB5投资者杂志主办的会议。