Virginia, US

Amy is a partner based in the New York office and is a leading member of the firm’s practice group dedicated to compliance. In 2015, Amy was on a short term assignment in the Singapore and Malaysian offices where she was instrumental in the opening and the development of the firm’s new office in Kuala Lumpur; to serve the growing needs of our global clients in the Asia Pacific region. 

Her clients span a wide range of industries, including multinational companies in financial services and accounting; architectural; entertainment retail; manufacturing; scientific; and staffing services; and technology development, marketing and publishing industries. She also utilizes her specialized experience in immigration and compliance to counsel a worldwide conglomerate organization, helping them to ensure that their workforce meets U.S. requirements for employment authorization and verification.

Having practiced immigration law for more than 19 years, Amy has extensive experience representing both corporate and individual clients regarding professional work visas, extraordinary ability petitions, family-based permanent residency, and complex citizenship and naturalization matters. Amy regularly counsels clients regarding employer sanctions and I-9 compliance issues. She is a member of the firm’s Compliance Committee, dedicated to benchmarking compliance trends, compiling successful compliance strategies, creating corporate compliance policies and representing corporations before U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Amy has assisted individuals with complex U.S. naturalization matters, as well as individual labor certification and other employment-based cases. Amy also provided guidance to natives of Haiti on applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and work authorization following the earthquake in Haiti. Previously, Amy was involved with The Door, a New York City-based organization that provides comprehensive youth development services. Amy counseled children at a monthly clinic on varying immigration issues that ranged from work authorization to green cards and naturalization.

Amy speaks English and French.

Education


Brooklyn Law School | J.D., 1998
Tufts University | B.A., 1993

Awards

Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2017 to 2019

Listed in Super Lawyers, 2013 to 2018

Listed as one of "The Top Women" in immigration in New York, Super Lawyers - New York Metro 2016: The Top Women

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, New Jersey

Court Admission: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, U.S. Supreme Court

Fellow, Foreign Policy Association

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, American Foreign Law Association

Member, New York City Bar Association

Member, Federal Bar Council

Board Member, Tufts Lawyers Association

Former Member, International Human Rights Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2001-2004)

Former Member, First Decade Committee of the Federal Bar Council

Represented employers before U.S. government agencies regarding compliance with I-9 audits

Provided counsel to a major multinational financial information technology company on I-9 policy development and program implementation for compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act

Offered guidance to clients on integration of recent reforms to I-9 compliance and related issues into their recruitment and hiring processes

Advised clients under Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation on I-9 compliance, Social Security Administration "No-Match" regulations, and the U.S. Government's E-Verify program

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “Canada and U.S. Cross-Border Immigration: What You Need to Know.” Fragomen Canada Breakfast Briefing, Toronto, Canada, September 24, 2018.

Featured, “How a Diverse Partnership Translates to Better Client Service.” Corporate Counsel Business Journal, 31 August 2018.

Featured, “Driving Your Career to Follow Your Interests.” Corporate Counsel Business Journal, May-June 2018.

Speaker, “PLI: Basic Immigration Law 2018.” Practising Law Institute (PLI), New York, NY, February 8, 2018.

Co-author, “What You Need to Know About Australia’s Visa Changes: The new rules are all about protecting jobs.” Corporate Counsel Business Journal, 13 November 2017.

Co-author, “Immigration Compass: Changes in H-1B Processing Leave Companies Scrambling.” Corporate Counsel Business Journal, 29 October 2017.

Panelist, “Confessions of a Global Program Manager.” Council for Global Immigration Symposium, Arlington, VA, June 12, 2017.

Panelist, “Conquering Tough Terrain: Asia Pacific’s Response to Globalization and Populism” and “Navigating a Shifting Immigration Landscape in the US and UK.” Fragomen APAC Immigration Conference: Conquering Tough Terrain, Singapore, June 7-8, 2017.

Co-author, “What You Need to Know About Australia’s Visa Changes.” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2017.

Co-author, “Immigration Compass: Investing in Immigration - All the attention is on travel bans, but Congress has unfinished visa business.” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, April 2017.

Speaker, “Naturalization, Employment Verification, New York City Immigration Office Updates.” Practising Law Institute’s Basic Immigration Law 2017, New York, NY, March 2, 2017.

Speaker, “The Impact of Immigration Policy and Law on Global/Domestic Economies.” Bloomberg Pan-Asian Community, Skillman, NJ, February 7, 2017.

Author, “Immigration’s Uncertain Future: Contingency planning now can mitigate business disruption later.” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, February 2017.

Co-author, “Complying with Singapore's Fair Consideration Framework: What multinational corporations should know when expanding into Singapore.” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, November 2016.

Co-author, “Preparing for the Immigration Consequences of Brexit: Although the only certainty is uncertainty, companies should prepare immigration contingency plans.” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, September 2016.

Panelist, “Work Authorization and Residency Options for Chinese and Foreign Nationals Working and Living in the US and Australia.” Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Summit: Talent Mobility in APAC, Shanghai, China, March 2015.

Faculty Presenter, “Key Corporate Immigration Issues: Visa Compliance & Employment Discrimination.” Lawline.com, New York, NY, August 2014.

Discussion Leader, “Adjustment of Status for the Atypical Entrant.” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Boston, MA, June 2014.

Faculty Presenter, “Immigration Basics for In-House Counsel.” New York County Lawyers Association CLE Program, New York, NY, April 2014.

Faculty Presenter, “Immigration Compliance for U.S. Employers: How to Ensure a Legal Workforce & Avoid Charges of Discrimination.” Lawline.com, New York, NY, March 2014.

Faculty Presenter, “The Long Arm of the Law: How Employers Can Ensure Compliance with Federal and State Immigration Enforcement.” Lawline.com, New York, NY, April 2013.

Faculty Presenter, “How to Represent Your Client During a Government Audit or Investigation by ICE.” New York City Bar Center for CLE, New York, NY, January 2011.

Panelist, “Advising the Small or Medium Sized Business on Employer Compliance.” 13th Annual AILA New York Chapter Immigration Symposium, New York, NY, December 2010.

Panelist, “Long Arm of the Law: How Can Employers Comply with DHS’ New Enforcement Priorities?” American Council on International Personnel Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, June 2010.

Panelist, “Global Mobility in Employment.” New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Albany, NY, January 2010.

Faculty Presenter, “Immigration Compliance in the Age of Enforcement.” Lawline.com, New York, NY, November 2009.

Speaker, “Business Immigration – What Employers Need to Know.” Bloomberg Business Law Seminar, The CLE Institute, New York, NY, November 2008.

Speaker, “Hired! Work Authorized? Completing the I-9 Form.” Immigration Law and Employer Compliance Seminar, Lorman Education Services, New York, NY, March 2008.

Speaker, “Conquering The Tsunami: Employer Enforcement Hot Topics.” ILW.com, New York, NY, February 2008.