Andrew is the managing partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office and a member of Fragomen's Executive Committee. Andrew advises U.S. and global organizations across industries on U.S. immigration and nationality law, regulation, policy and compliance. He counsels clients on visa/work permit matters and on the immigration consequences of M&A and other corporate reorganizations; I-9/E-Verify, H-1B/LCA and PERM compliance, including audit representation; and overall global immigration program management. He also advises international treaty organizations, their officers and employees, regarding the application and limitations of diplomatic privileges and immunities, related State Department law and policy, and U.S. work authorization and residency planning for G-4 visa holders and dependent family members. Andrew’s achievements in the immigration field have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, the Legal Times, Chambers USA, Super Lawyers and the Legal 500.

In January 2014, Andrew was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve as the immigration law and policy expert on the Board of Directors of Brand USA, the public-private partnership established by Congress in 2010 to promote international travel and tourism to the United States. Secretary Penny Pritzker reappointed Andrew to the Board for another three-year term in January 2017. During his tenure, he served as the Board’s Secretary and chair of its governance committee.

Andrew serves as pro bono counsel to the Military Assistance Project, where he represents members of the U.S. armed forces seeking immigration benefits, as well as to Immigration Equality, where he represents same-sex, bi-national couples before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in connection with U.S. residency applications. He was recognized by Immigration Equality with a 2016 Safe Haven Award “for excellence in pro bono representation.”


George Washington University | J.D.
University of Pennsylvania | B.A., cum laude


Named to Best Lawyers in America, 2010 to 2022

Named to Chambers USA, 2011 to 2021

Listed in Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration, 2009 to 2021

Named to Super Lawyers, 2010 to 2019

Named to "Immigration Trailblazers," The National Law Journal, 2018

Listed in Washington’s Top Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine, 2011 to 2015

Named one of the 10 leading immigration lawyers in Washington, DC, Legal Times

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, District of Columbia, Maryland


Board of Directors, The Corporation for Travel Promotion (Brand USA), Board Secretary, 2014-2020

Law360 Editorial Advisory Board, Immigration, 2017-present

Board of Directors, Association for International Practical Training (AIPT), 2007-2010

American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington, DC chapter: Vice-Chair, 2001-2002; Treasurer, 2000-2001)

Partnered with a multinational financial management consulting firm with over 15,000 employees to establish a worldwide immigration program centrally managed from Washington, DC, with regional centers in Asia and Europe

Successfully represented a global professional services firm charged with citizenship status discrimination before the Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices (OSC)

Advised a large, global management consulting firm on the divestiture of its billion dollar commercial services business and assisted the new company in establishing an independent immigration program

Successfully represented a major U.S. university charged with H-1B Labor Condition Application (LCA) violations before the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and Office of Administrative Law Judges

Successfully represented a Fulbright Scholar seeking a hardship waiver of the two-year home residence requirement

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “Navigating the U.S. Visa Landscape.“ 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit, 7 June 2021.

Author, “New immigration law allows U.S. start-ups to employ foreign-born founders, key staff.“ Westlaw, 3 June 2021.

Contributor, “End to work visa ban signals win for tech, but hurdles remain.” CQ News, 1 April 2021.

Interviewee, "We expect that it will be easier to send skilled workers to the USA.“ Expat News, 17 March 2021.

Contributor, “The DOL Increases H-1B Wage Minimums, Again.” SHRM, 14 January 2021.

Contributor, “H-1B visa: Federal government officers coming to remote workers’ homes, Bay Area lawyer reports.” The Mercury News, 20 November 2020.

Contributor, “USCIS Proposes Replacing H-1B Lottery with Salary-Based Selection.” SHRM, 29 October 2020.

Contributor, “Trump's Procedural Sidesteps May Doom H-1B Visa Changes.” Law360, 7 October 2020.

Contributor, “Immigration Attys Rush To File Visa Apps As Changes Loom.” Law360, 25 September 2020.

Contributor, “Trump Admin. Preps Stricter H-1B Visa Rules for Release.” Law360, 4 September 2020.

Contributor, “Unclear Scope Of Trump’s Work Visa Ban Makes Travel Iffy.” Law360, 30 June 2020.

Contributor, “Business groups fear Trump's extended curb on foreign workers will backfire.” Politico, 25 June 2020.

Author, “U.S. Immigration Pathways: Which is Right for Your Investment Project?The SelectUSA Investor Guide, June 2020.

Contributor, “Postgrad Visa Restrictions Likely To Curb Economic Growth.” Law360, 4 June 2020.

Contributor, "Pandemic Creates Roadblocks During H-1B Visa Cycle." Law360, 3 April 2020.

Contributor, “Attys Fear Tech Glitches Ahead Of New H-1B System Start.” Law360, 28 February 2020.

Contributor, “Visa Delays For H-1B Spouses Causing Employment Gaps.” Law360, 21 February 2020.

Contributor, "Top 5 Immigration Policies To Watch In 2020." Law360, 1 January 2020.

Contributor, "Top Immigration Cases To Watch In 2020." Law360, 1 January 2020.

Author, “INSIGHT: H-4 Work Authorization Will Have Its Day in Court.” Bloomberg Law – The United States Law Week, 18 December 2019.

Contributor, “New H-1B Online Registration System Ready for 2020 Lottery.” Law360, 6 December 2019.

Contributor, “Trump’s New Executive Order Could Thwart His Immigration Policy.” Bloomberg Law - Daily Labor Report, 25 November 2019.

Author, “New Policy for Military Families Sparks Debate and Confusion About U.S. Citizenship Laws.” Corporate Counsel, 14 November 2019.

Author, “New Immigration Enforcement Risks for STEM Employers.” Risk Management, 1 November 2019.

Contributor, “ICE Knocking on Doors of Companies Hiring Foreign Tech Students.” Bloomberg Law - Daily Labor Report, 13 August 2019.

Contributor, “Immigrant visa reform poised to complicate hiring plans.” TechTarget, 19 July 2019.

Contributor, "The ins and outs of I-9 compliance." HR Dive, 8 July 2019.

Contributor, “Connecting Mobility to Create Diverse Workplaces #SHRM19.” Society for Human Resource Management Blog, 19 June 2019.

Contributor, “The Biggest Immigration Policy Developments of 2019 So Far.” Law360, 19 June 2019.

Contributor, “DHS Still Plans to Rescind H-4 Work Authorization.” Society for Human Resource Management, 10 June 2019.

Contributor, “Social Media Information Now Required from All Visa Applicants.” Society for Human Resource Management, 5 June 2019.

Contributor, “House Approves Latest Version of Dream Act.” Society for Human Resource Management, 5 June 2019.

Author, “The Limitations Of White House's Visa Overstay Memo.” Law360, 17 May 2019.

Contributor, “Don't Write Off Trump's Green Card Proposal, Attys Say.” Law360, 17 May 2019.

Author, “Insight: The Fate of H-4 Spousal Employment Authorization.” Bloomberg Law, 13 May 2019.

Speaker, “Recruiting and Retaining Foreign Talent in the Trump Era.” HR Redefined, New York, NY, May 6, 2019.

Contributor, “Caution Student-Employees Against Travel Abroad During ‘Cap-Gap’ Period.” Society for Human Resource Management, 18 April 2019.

Contributor, “H-1B Shift Draws More Applicants with Advanced US Degrees.” Law360, 15 April 2019.

Contributor, “Avoid These 3 Reasons for H-1B Denials.” Society for Human Resource Management, 5 April 2019.

Speaker, “The Economics of Immigration: Boon or Bust?” SymBozium, Bozeman, Montana, April 2, 2019.

Interviewee, “DOL Memo On H-1B Visas May Bring Employers New Problems.” Forbes, 25 March 2019.

Contributor, “H-1B Employers Are Feeling the Squeeze Ahead of Visa Filing Season.” Society for Human Resource Management, 19 March 2019. 

Speaker, “Immigration Strategies: Sponsoring H-1B and Other Foreign Professionals in the Trump Era.” SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference, Washington, DC, March 19, 2019.

Contributor, “H-1B Rule Rollout Leaves Time to Work Out Kinks.” Law360, 30 Jan. 2019.

Contributor, “USCIS Denied a Record Number of Work Visas in 2018.” Namely, 9 Jan. 2019.

Author, “Viewpoint: Welcome to a day in the life of an immigration lawyer at the border.” Washington Business Journal, 24 Dec. 2018

Contributor, “Trump's crackdown hits legal immigrants.” Politico, 22 Dec. 2018.

Contributor, “H-1B Lottery Proposal Gives Attys Hope for Efficiencies.” Law360, 12 Dec. 2018.

Co-author, “The Latest Updates on H-1B Visa Sponsorship.” Association of Corporate Counsel Docket, 2 Oct. 2018.

Contributor, “Immigration Policies Weigh on Indian Workers Seeking Green Cards.” Bloomberg Law, 20 Sept. 2018.

Contributor, “4 USCIS Policies Changing the Face of Business Immigration.” Law360, 20 Aug. 2018.

Featured, “SelectUSA: Fragomen Partner Andrew Greenfield makes a remarkable speech on current U.S. immigration policies.”​ Oil and Gas Republic, 13 Aug. 2018.

Featured, “Andrew Greenfield: United States 'winning the race' on immigration policies.” Oil and Gas Republic, 24 July 2018.

Author, “USCIS to Pursue Deportation for Denied Work Permits.” Namely, 16 July 2018.

Co-author, “Your Thoughts: US Muslim Travel Ban. ”  Lawyer Monthly, 3 July 2018.

Contributor, “USCIS Changed Website To Block Foreign Student Jobs.” Forbes, 2 July 2018.

Author, “Navigating Immigration Compliance in the Trump Era.” Namely, 28 June 2018.

Author, “H-1B visa demand leaves U.S. employers seeking alternatives.” Westlaw, 5 June 2018.

Contributor, “USCIS Restricts Third-Party Placement of STEM OPT Students.Society for Human Resource Management, 27 April 2018.

Contributor, “Under Travel Ban 3.0 Attys Say To Stay Home.Law360, 20 March 2018.

Author, “Leaves of Absence: An Immigration Perspective.Bloomberg BNA, 16 March 2018.

Contributor, “Fewer Limits on Fast-Track Skilled Visa Processing This Year (1).Bloomberg Law, 7 March 2018.

Author, “The Travel Ban Roller Coaster: The Ride's Not Over for Employers.Corporate Counsel Business Journal, 2 March 2018.

Contributor, “Supreme Court Leaves DACA in Place.” Society for Human Resource Management, 26 Feb. 2018.

Author, “Placing foreign workers on leaves of absence.” Westlaw's Employment Journal, 13 Feb. 2018.

Contributor, “Atty’s Brace for More Scrutiny of H-1B Visa Applications.” Law360, 7 Feb. 2018.

Author, “H-1B Visas: Limits and Alternatives.” Best Lawyers, 24 Jan. 2018.

Contributor, “The warring tribes that will decide Dreamers’ fate.” Politico, 24 Jan. 2018.

Contributor, “Major Immigration Cases From 2017.” Law360, 19 Dec. 2017.

Author, “New Immigration Regulation Establishes Grace Periods for Terminated Foreign Workers.Best Lawyers, 13 Nov. 2017.

Author, “Visa Alternatives To Consider When H-1B Isn't An Option.Law360, 9 Nov. 2017.

Contributor, “Trump Complicates DACA Negotiations With Latest Demands.” Law360, 10 Oct. 2017.

Contributor, “4 Things to Know About Trump’s New Travel Restrictions.” Law360, 25 Sept. 2017.

Contributor, “Employers Have Limited Options for Helping Dreamer Employees.” Society for Human Resource Management, 20 Sept. 2017.

Contributor, “DACA May Soon End; Is Your Workforce Affected?Bloomberg, 8 Sept. 2017.

Contributor, “RAISE Act Reduces Employer Role in Employment-Based Immigration.” Society for Human Resource Management, 11 Aug. 2017.

Contributor, “What Employers Should Know About The Raise Act.” Law360, 4 Aug. 2017.

Author, “New Immigration Regulation Implements the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act.” Corporate Counsel, 20 July 2017.

Contributor, “Immigration Policy To Watch In The 2nd Half Of 2017.” Law360, 14 July 2017.

Author, “AC21 Series: New Ways for Nonprofits to Claim Exemption from Annual H-1B Quota.” Society for Human Resource Management, 13 July 2017.

Author, “Welcome Changes For Cos. Hiring Foreign Talent: Part 3.” Law360, 13 July 2017.

Author, “Welcome Changes For Cos. Hiring Foreign Talent: Part 2.” Law360, 12 July 2017.

Author, “Welcome Changes For Cos. Hiring Foreign Talent: Part 1.” Law360, 11 July 2017.

Author, “AC21 Series: New Work Permit Created to Address ‘Compelling Circumstances.’” Society for Human Resource Management, 29 June 2017.

Author, “AC21 Series: Hiring Candidates Already in Green Card Process with Another Employer.” Society for Human Resource Management, 16 June 2017.

Author, “AC21 Series: New Grace Period for Terminated H-1B Workers.” Society for Human Resource Management, 31 May 2017.

Contributor, “Immigration Enforcement Efforts Expected to Increase.” Society for Human Resource Management, 12 May 2017.

Contributor, “U.S. seeks curbs on use of entry-level H-1B programmers.” Computerworld, 6 April 2017.

Contributor, “H-1B Visas for Computer Programmers May Be Harder to Come By.” Society for Human Resource Management, 5 April 2017.

Contributor, “Trump’s new travel ban raises bar for legal challenges.” Hindustan Times and Jordan Times, Reuters, 7 March 2017.

Contributor, “Iran Keeps Ban on US Visitors.” Arab Times, 7 March 2017.

Contributor, “New migration decree signed Trump, will come into force on March 16.”, 7 March 2017.

Contributor, “Trump’s revised travel ban may still hurt tech.” Computerworld, 6 March 2017.

Contributor, “With Trump's new 'America first' focus, visas that bring tech workers, teachers to Texas become a target.” Dallas News, 17 Feb. 2017.

Contributor, “Trump Travel Ban Is a Wake-Up Call for Business.” The Wall Street Journal, 1 Feb. 2017.

Contributor, “How Hard Will Trump’s Immigration Order Hit Businesses?Bloomberg BNA, 31 Jan. 2017.

Author, “An Expansion of H-1B Quota Exemptions for Nonprofits.” Law360, 18 Jan. 2017.

Contributor, “Gaps in Melania Trump's immigration story raise questions.” Politico, 4 Aug. 2016.

Co-author, “Structuring the Role of the Paralegal: Tools, Training and Supervision.” Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition.

Speaker, “Staying Current: US Immigration for Corporate HR.” Seminar, Virginia State SHRM, McLean, VA, October 2007.

Speaker, “Immigration Issues for the International Business Traveler.” Seminar, Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA), Washington, DC, October 2006.

Author, “Summary Outlines of the E and L Visa Categories.” American Law Institute – American Bar Association, Course of Study Materials, May 2006.

Speaker, “H-1B Issues and Current Developments.” Seminar series, Immigration Law Weekly –, New York, NY, March 1, 2003.

Author, “Summary Outlines of the E and L Visa Categories.” American Law Institute – American Bar Association, Course of Study Materials, April 2002.