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Andrew (Andy) is an Associate at Fragomen’s Washington, DC office, where he represents clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies in a wide variety of immigration matters. He has experience with various visa categories, including H-1B, L-1, O-1, E-2, EB-1, EB-2 and PERM, and has assisted clients in a range of industries, such as hospitality, technology, home improvement retail, manufacturing, higher education, and nonprofit research.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Andy worked as a Judicial Law Clerk/Attorney Advisor at the Arlington Immigration Court, where he drafted administrative decisions for immigration judges for cases in removal proceedings. He gained deep knowledge of issues such as asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention Against Torture, Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) and non-LPR cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, and the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. Andy also served as a Law Clerk for the Hon. Michael O. Miller (ret.) at the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 2, where he drafted appellate judicial opinions in all manner of criminal and civil cases.

While in law school, Andy was a student attorney at the University of Michigan Human Trafficking Clinic, where he prepared T visa applications for trafficking survivors, and the University of Arizona Immigration Law Clinic, where he applied for a U visa for a domestic violence survivor. He also interned at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project and the Tucson Immigration Court.

Andy has volunteered at the DC Bar Pro Bono Center Immigration Legal Advice & Referral Clinic, where he has advised undocumented clients about their immigration options. Andy was a Co-founder and Board Member of Southern Arizona Against Slavery, a community coalition dedicated to fighting human trafficking in Arizona and around the world.

Education


University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law | J.D., 2015, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
University of Arizona, Honors College | B.A., 2010, summa cum laude

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Arizona, District of Columbia

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “An Agenda for Arizona Anti-trafficking Reform.” State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ, June 2015.

Speaker, “Arizona’s Anti-trafficking Laws: Shortcomings and Solutions.” University of Arizona Social Justice Symposium, Tucson, AZ, March 2015.

Speaker, “Human Trafficking: Slavery in Our Own Backyard.” Green Valley Community Church Human Trafficking Conference, Green Valley, AZ, January 2015.

Author, “The Uniform Act on Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking.” Arizona Law Review, 2014.

Author, “Failing Character and Fitness Due to Law School Debt.” Arizona Law Review, 2014.

Speaker, “Prostitution Is Not a Victimless Crime.” TEDxTucson Salon, Tucson, AZ, May 2014.

Guest Lecturer, “Human Trafficking: A Stain on Our Conscience and a Disaster for Development.” University of Arizona Undergraduate International Development Course, Tucson, AZ, February 2013.