Virginia, US

Alexandra is a Partner at Fragomen's Troy, Michigan office.

 

Alexandra’s practice includes both individual and corporate client matters in the automotive, technology and other industries, as well as internationally recognized universities and research institutions. 

She handles all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, compliance issues and corporate restructuring. She is also experienced in handling extraordinary ability cases in the arts and sciences, outstanding professor and researcher matters, and all types of waivers. 

Prior to joining our firm in 2000, Alexandra was in solo practice for several years, handling all aspects of employment and family immigration, as well as immigration litigation. She also served as in-house immigration counsel at Electronic Data Systems Corporation. 

Alexandra is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law, teaching Immigration Law within the University’s innovative “Law Firm” practice curriculum. 

Alexandra participates in the AILA Military Assistance Program. She has also provided pro bono services to the Russian and Eastern European communities of the Metropolitan Detroit area throughout her career, including representation in asylum and removal proceedings, family-based cases, and general immigration consultations. 

Alexandra speaks English, French, and Russian.

Education


Columbia University School of Law | J.D., 1993
University of Michigan | B.A., 1990

Awards

2014 Michigan Lawyers Weekly Leader in the Law

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Michigan

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association; served on the following committees of the Michigan Chapter: Department of Labor Liaison, Membership, Creative Writing Contest, Ethics and Professional Responsibility; Advocacy

Member, French-American Chamber of Commerce

Member, German-American Chamber of Commerce

Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Member, Global Mobility Roundtable

Member, Detroit Regional Relocation Council

Previous Member, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan; past Programs Chair of the Women’s Bar Association

Previous Member, American Bar Association

Previous Member, Oakland County Bar Association

Previous Member, Automation Alley

Previous Administrator, Columbia Human Rights Law Review

Previous Student Editor, Bulletin of Soviet and Eastern European Law, Columbia University School of Law

Previous Student Clerk to Judge Robert J. Ward, Federal District Count, Southern District of New York

Represented an international corporation in a spin-off, performing due diligence, advising on immigration aspects of the transaction, collaborating with global counsel, and consulting on creation of immigration processes and procedures for the new entity

Conducted internal audits for several major corporate clients, encompassing I-9 verification, public access files, and other recordkeeping procedures

Prepared internal corporate immigration training materials and participated in establishment of corporate policies and procedures concerning immigration and global workforce deployment

Counseled representatives of foreign companies on U.S. corporate immigration matters, including start-up procedures and commercial contracts in preparation for transfer of foreign personnel to the U.S.

Publications and Lectures

Frequent speaker at SHRM and American Society of Employers

Speaker at Michigan Payroll Association, Southeastern Michigan Industry Liaison Group, Michigan Association of International Educators, American Immigration Lawyers Association regional conference, Lorman and Sterling Education Services Seminars

Speaker at the Family Law Section Seminar, State Bar of Michigan

Contributor to Detroit Free Press, Crain’s Detroit Business, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Oakland County Legal News, Oakland Press

Contributor to Practical Law video series