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Austin T. Fragomen, Jr.

Chairman, Executive Committee

"…the greatest satisfaction really comes from being able to have that personal interface and do something important for someone. I actually find that part of it to be most rewarding."

About

"…the greatest satisfaction…"

Over the course of his career in immigration, Austin has served as staff counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on immigration, citizenship and international law and as an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law.

Austin has testified before Congress on a range of immigration issues. Most recently, he appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee's Social Security Subcommittee to discuss how to enforce immigration laws at the worksite effectively.

He also has testified before the immigration subcommittees of the House and Senate to share his knowledge on a variety of business immigration related topics, including the H-1B and L visa programs and corporate immigration compliance.

He is also the founding co-author of a renowned series of immigration handbooks that provide information on the best practices and latest developments in the field of business immigration, published by Thomson Reuters/West.

  • Case Western Reserve School of Law

    Juris Doctor, 1968

  • Georgetown University

    Bachelor of Science, 1965

  • Bar Admissions: New York, District of Columbia

  • Court Admissions: U.S. Supreme Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court, Southern District

  • Chairman, City Bar Justice Center of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York

  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for Migration Studies

  • Editorial Board Member of the International Migration Review

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Council for Global Immigration

  • Chairman of the Practising Law Institute's Annual Immigration Institute

  • Distinguished Author, Thomson Reuters/West

  • Member of the Board, Institute of Marine and Coastal Studies, Rutgers University

  • Member of the Board, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

  • Austin has co-authored a number of publications including:
     
    • Immigration Procedures Handbook, with Careen Shannon and Daniel Montalvo, Thomson Reuters/West.
    • Immigration Employment Compliance Handbook, with Careen Shannon and Daniel Montalvo, Thomson Reuters/West.
    • State Immigration Employment Compliance Handbook, with Careen Shannon and Daniel Montalvo, Thomson Reuters/West.
    • Immigration Legislation Handbook, with Careen Shannon and Daniel Montalvo, Thomson Reuters/West.
    • H-1B Handbook, with Careen Shannon and Daniel Montalvo, Thomson Reuters/West.
    • Labour Certification Handbook, with Careen Shannon and Daniel Montalvo, Thomson Reuters/West.
    • Immigration Law & Business, with Alfred J. Del Rey, Jr. and Sam Bernsen, Thomson Reuters/West.
    • Immigration Fundamentals: A Guide to Law & Practice, with Steven C. Bell, Practising Law Institute.
    • Immigration Business News & Comment, with Careen Shannon, Thomson Reuters/West.
  • Austin has written numerous law review articles and articles for legal and professional publications.

  • Listed in Chambers USA

  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal

  • Featured in Best Lawyers in America

  • Named in New York Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in New York Metro Area”

  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law

  • Listed in Who's Who in the World

  • Named a Super Lawyer

  • Listed in Lawdragon's Employment Lawyers Hall of Fame