Connecticut, US

Adam joined Fragomen as an Associate in 2009 and assists multinational corporations and a state-operated health care service provider with immigrant and nonimmigrant work visa and family-based immigration matters, as well as assists 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, in addition to employment- and family-based immigration matters. Adam has assisted employers in various industries, including advertising and communications consultancies, information technology consultancies, universities, governmental and nongovernmental research organizations, software vendors, financial services providers, restaurants and hotels, 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 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Office of the Chief Counsel for the Northeast Region. Adam has also worked with the New York City Bar Immigration Outreach Project, and the Catholic Charities’ Department of Immigrant & Refugee Services, as well as engaged in significant pro bono representation as an associate at Fragomen.  

Education


Brooklyn Law School | J.D., 2006, Edward V. Sparer Public Interest law Fellowship
Hampshire College | Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, 2002

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

 

Bar Admissions: New York, 2007

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

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

Former Member, New York City Bar Association, Committee on Immigration & Nationality Law

Strong background with experience in providing high-touch service to C-Suite multinational employees and their families for time-sensitive transfers

Worked with a global marketing implementation agency to help establish their immigration program after opening a satellite office in the U.S., then coordinated immigration services in support of periodic workshops that drew over 30-100 resources from multiple countries at a time with limited lead time

Provided immigration counsel to large companies undergoing corporate restructuring, including updating H-1B public access files and/or filing amended visa petitions

Proven success responding to lengthy and complex requests for additional evidence of eligibility for H-1B, L-1 and O-1 nonimmigrant classification, as well as immigrant visa petitions, leading revisions to the format and content of EB-1C (Multinational Manager) submissions, which dramatically reduced the frequency of such requests

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.