Virginia, US

Andrew is a Manager and U.S. Attorney at Law at Fragomen’s London office, where he provides consular assistance and works with individuals and companies of various sizes regarding all aspects of U.S. immigration, including complex consular issues, E company registrations and E visas. He previously served as an Associate at Fragomen’s Santa Clara office.

Andrew has represented corporate clients in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, insurance, engineering and technology. His practice includes all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, citizenship, I-9 compliance and immigration support for corporate restructuring.

Andrew frequently advocates on behalf of the American Immigration Lawyers Association for the reform of employment-based immigration laws. In addition, Andrew represents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and families in connection with nonimmigrant visa petitions, family-based and employment-based permanent residence applications and naturalization applications.

Andrew has practiced in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law since 2001. Prior to becoming an attorney, Andrew worked for several years as a paralegal in the corporate immigration field.

Andrew has represented numerous pro bono clients from The Florence Project, Immigration Equality and the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Military Assistance Program,  including two detained asylum cases: one involving a political prisoner from Congo, and another involving a transgendered woman from Mexico. In addition, he participates in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application drives and naturalization fairs.

Education


The John Marshall Law School | J.D., 2001
The University of Denver | B.A., 1994

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Arizona, Illinois

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Former Chapter Chair, AILA, Arizona Chapter

Former Co-Chairman, Media and Advocacy Committee, AILA, Chicago Chapter

Former Chairman, Advocacy Committee, AILA, Arizona Chapter

Participated in an audit team that reviewed I-9 files of a Fortune 500 company

Advised and trained numerous small and mid-size companies on best practices with respect to I-9 policies and processes

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “Perfecting the Process: Working with Employers in Recruiting and Retaining Foreign Nationals.” AILA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 2018.

Speaker, “AOS Interviews for EB Applications?!” AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 2018.

Speaker, “For Those Few Still Wanting to Move to / Stay in the U.S. Permanently: Pitfalls and Current Issues with Immigrant Visas and Adjustment of Status.” AILA Rome District Chapter Fall Conference, London, UK,  November 2017.

Speaker, “Basic Instinct – Employment Based Fundamentals.” AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2017.

Speaker, “L Visas.” AILA Fundamentals Conference, Orlando, FL, December 2016.

Speaker “Climbing the Visa Ladder: Moving to a Higher Immigrant Visa Category.” AILA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 2016.

Speaker, “Nonimmigrant Visa Workshop with the Experts – L-1 Visa.” AILA Fundamentals Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 2014.

Speaker, “Expecting a Visitor: Lessons Learned from FDNS and USCIS Site Visits.” AILA Annual Conference, Boston, MA, June 2014.

Speaker, “Protecting Loved Ones Under a New Family Dynamic.” Lecture, Arizona State Bar Spring Training for Lawyers, Phoenix, AZ, March 2014.

Speaker, “Special Treatment for Certain Countries: TN, H1B1, E-3.” Lecture, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2012.

Speaker, “Ethical Issue in FDNS Investigations.” Lecture, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2011.

Speaker, “Are All Men Created Equal? Not in Employment-based Immigration: The Preference Categories.” Lecture, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., July 2010.

Speaker, “Paralegal’s Role in the Preparation of Nonimmigrant Business Visas.” Lecture, American Immigration Lawyers Association Paralegal Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2009.

Speaker, “The Latest Strategies in EB-1, EB-2 & NIW Practice.” Teleconference, American Immigration Lawyers Association Teleconference, August 2008.

Speaker, “Immigration Law & Employer Compliance.” Lecture, Lorman Immigration Law Conference, Phoenix, AZ, February 2008.