Virginia, US

Lance is the Managing Partner of Fragomen’s International Practice Group and oversees the firm’s interests in all of our non-U.S. locations. He is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He represents some of the world’s largest multinational corporations spanning a wide range of industries. Lance has extensive experience in formulating and implementing sophisticated worldwide global mobility programs that comply with the immigration laws and regulations of jurisdictions around the world. He also advises clients with respect to extremely complex and highly sensitive country-specific matters. 

Known for his acumen with respect to global immigration, Lance has presented to the United Nations and has testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration and before the U.S. Senate. He has also participated in numerous government panels addressing immigration issues and he has advised government committees with respect to best practices in the context of global immigration. 

Prior to joining Fragomen, Lance was the Partner responsible for global immigration at a Big Four accounting firm. Based in Australia, he represented large international companies with respect to in-bound Australia matters as well as global and regional immigration matters. Prior to relocating to Australia, Lance practiced U.S. immigration law in California for eight years.

Education


California Western School of Law | J.D., 1988
University of Witwatersrand | B.A., 1985

Awards

Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Named in Who’s Who Legal

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Immigration Credentials: Australian Registered Migration Agent - MARN 9790581

Bar Admissions: California, District of Columbia, Registered as a Member of the Flemish Bar in Brussels, Attorney and Counselor of Law for Rechtsanwalt, Frankfurt, Germany, Registered Foreign Lawyer in the United Kingdom

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, International Bar Association

Advises and counsels clients across all industries with regard to global compliance with, and enforcement of, immigration laws and regulations

Guides multiple international corporations in connection with the deployment of personnel to projects in various developing countries and emerging markets

Analyzes client needs in different global locations and formulates strategies to implement relevant client-specific service models

Publications and Lectures

Co-author, “Skilled Migration to India: Complex Procedures Await International Assignees and Their Employers,” with Nancy Morowitz, to be published in International Law News, American Bar Association, Spring 2009.

Co-author, “The European Union: Immigration Requirements for New Member States,” Global HR News, Volume 5, Issue 3.

Co-author, “Global Mobility vs. Border Security: International Developments,” with Careen Shannon, Global HR News, Volume 4, Issue 4.

Presenter, “Managing Migration: A Comparative Analysis” and “Regional Migration Management: A Focus on Labour Migration,” with Austin T. Fragomen, Jr., International Migration Law Course at United Nations Headquarters, June 2007.

Panelist, "The Impact of Migration on Jobs of the Future" at the European School of Management and Technology Annual Forum 2013: The Future of Jobs in Berlin, June 2013.