Virginia, US

Adam joined Fragomen as an Associate in 2009 and assists multinational corporations and institutions of higher education with immigrant and non-immigrant classification petitions, as well as providing assistance with citizenship matters.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Adam practiced immigration law for an immigration firm based in New York where he also provided immigration services related to removal defense and family-based immigration, in addition to employment-based immigration on behalf of employers in various industries, including information technology consultancies and software vendors, financial services providers, restaurants and hotels, and engineering and construction firms, among others. While in law school, Adam interned with the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review (New York Immigration Court) and with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Office of the Chief Counsel for the Northeast Region. 

Adam has provided pro bono services to the New York City Bar Association TPS Registration Clinic (2010), served as a Volunteer Attorney for AILA Citizenship Day (2010), assisted in the representation of a client for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status before USCIS, and worked with New York City Bar Immigration Outreach Project, Pro Bono Consultations, and Catholic Charities’ Department of Immigrant & Refugee Services, Pro Bono Presentation on Employment-Based Immigration.

Education


Brooklyn Law School | J.D., 2006, Edward V. Sparer Public Interest law Fellowship
Hampshire College | B.A., 2002
Bucknell University

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, 2007

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Co-Chair, AILA NY Chapter’s Department of Labor Committee

Member, AILA NY Chapter’s EOIR/District Counsel/Asylum Committee

Member, New York City Bar Association

Member, Committee on Immigration & Nationality Law

Assisted in providing immigration counsel to a large firm undergoing a corporate restructuring, including updating H-1B public access files and/or filing amended visa petitions

Successfully filed numerous petitions for immigration classification for multinational managers, and aliens of extraordinary ability in the arts or sciences

Successfully responded to numerous lengthy and complex requests for additional evidence of eligibility for H-1B and L-1 nonimmigrant classification

Successfully represented clients in filing motions and pursuing new and renewed applications for immigration benefits before the Immigration Court as relief from removal

Publications and Lectures

Alexander G. Rojas, Thomas Edward Mosley and Adam Ketcher, "So Long, Farewell: What to Do When an NTA is Issued", written for and presented at 12th Annual AILA New York Chapter Immigration Symposium (Dec. 1, 2009).

Adam Ketcher and Cyrus D. Mehta, "False Statements, False Documents and False Claims of Citizenship to Obtain Employment in the United States" in The Immigration Compliance Book 2009-2010 Ed., Angelo Paparelli et. al. eds., ILW.COM.

"Adjusting Under 245(a) Despite Having Entered Using a False Identity", Immigration Daily (June 16, 2009), at ilw.com.

"The H-1B Visa Program in an Economic Downturn", Immigration Daily (Feb. 19, 2009), at ilw.com.

"For The Beneficiaries: Licenses, Taxes & The Ancillary Considerations To Holding Immigration Status In The U.S.", Immigration Daily (Oct. 16, 2008), at ilw.com.