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Amy is a Partner based in Fragomen’s New York office, where she has practiced immigration law for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience representing both corporate and individual clients from a wide range of industries on a variety of immigration matters, including complex citizenship and naturalization, employer sanctions, I-9 compliance issues, labor certification and other employment-based cases. She currently leads worldwide engagements for multinational financial and technology companies.

Amy is a member of the firm’s Compliance Committee, which is 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 also been deeply involved in serving the growing needs of the firm’s global clients in the Asia Pacific region, and while on a short term assignment in 2015, was instrumental in the opening and development of the firm’s Kuala Lumpur office.

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 2021

Listed in Super Lawyers, 2013 to 2020

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 Admissions:

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 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, “Immigration Select Topics: Naturalization and New York City Office Update and Employer Issues.” PLI Basic Immigration Law 2020: Business, Family, Naturalization and Related Areas, New York, NY, February 6, 2020.

Speaker, “Geopolitical pressures in the region and abroad.” Fragomen APAC Conference 2019, Singapore, September 12, 2019.

Speaker, “Immigration Select Topics: Naturalization and New York City Office Update and Employer Issues.” PLI Basic Immigration Law 2019: Business, Family, Naturalization and Related Areas, New York, NY, February 7, 2019.

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.