Virginia, US

Ben is Director of Client Services in the Fragomen Houston office.

Ben is an Australian accredited immigration law specialist and has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration law since 2004, largely specializing in corporate immigration. Ben has a wealth of experience in dealing with clients operating in all industries and sectors.

From our Houston office, Ben is primarily focused on the Energy sector and the global mobility needs of his worldwide clients.

Ben is often the first port of call for a number of multinational corporations as they plan and move employees around the world.

Utilizing Fragomen's extensive global reach, Ben's aim is to ensure a coordinated seamless outcome for every expatriate's immigration process.

Ben also provides strategic and commercial advice on workforce resourcing and planning, often culminating in complex strategies to make certain that employees can be mobilized to sites in some of the world's most challenging jurisdictions.

Education


Queensland University of Technology | Bachelor of Law, 1996, With honors

Awards

Listed in Best Lawyers in Australia (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2013-2014

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Immigration Credentials: Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0427074) Accredited Specialist – Immigration Law, Law Society of QLD

Court Admissions: Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Member, Migration Institute of Australia

Member, Australian Human Resource Institute

Responsibility over a number of major client accounts in the Energy and Resources, Construction, Financial, IT, Engineering and business services industries

Managed the immigration implications of the largest information technology acquisition to date

Assists corporations to manage compliance for global workforces

Works with large multinational clients with high level reporting and involved protocol requirements, in addition to complex global and entity structures

Provides guidance on non-US immigration law, including regulations, policy and associated procedures

Assists corporate clients with immigration programs, strategies and best practices in the development and management of non-traditional and multiple visa programs

Advises on practical and compliant immigration solutions for urgent assignments and projects

Briefs human resource managers and senior managers on immigration related issues, including compliance obligations