Virginia, US

As Managing Director, Global Operations, Brendan holds senior executive responsibility for a range of Fragomen’s international operations and key account relationships.

He is also the Regional Managing Partner for the Americas region, encompassing our practices in Canada and Latin America. Brendan provides guidance on global initiatives, the development and implementation of global, regional or country-by-country immigration programs for clients, immigration best practices, and advice regarding immigration requirements within various jurisdictions.

Brendan has contributed to several policy and legislative reviews for governments, including preparing testimony for the U.S. Congress and testifying before numerous Australian Senate committees on immigration legislative reform.

Previous experience at Fragomen includes Regional Managing Director, EMEA; Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific; and Managing Partner of our Australia practice. 

Prior to joining Fragomen, Brendan was the Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers’s Australian Global Visa Solutions practice. Brendan also has extensive Australian Government experience, including three diplomatic postings to the Philippines, Hong Kong and India; and three years working as the Departmental Advisor to the Minister for Immigration, Parliament House, Canberra.

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Immigration Credentials: Australian Registered Migration Agent - MARN 9790992

Member, Migration Institute of Australia

Former Member, Australian Human Resources Institute

Former Fellow, Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants

Former Member, Global Advisory Board, Worldwide ERC (Employee Relocation Council)

Successfully negotiated on behalf of a client facing government sanctions for non-compliance, resulting in a reduction in penalties. Continued to work with this client to restructure their immigration compliance program

Successfully negotiated various Labour Agreements with the Australian government on behalf of clients or client consortia. A Labour Agreement is a tripartite agreement for work permits involving the employer, the government and union representatives

Designed and implemented multi-jurisdictional immigration program management policies for major multinational companies

Reviewed internal immigration policies for clients and recommended courses of action for process improvement

Publications and Lectures

Primary Author, “Pan European Work Permit,” a White Paper for the European Commission, January 2009.

Author, “Managing Mobility Risk: The Importance of Immigration Compliance for Short-term Business Travelers,” Global Mobility Magazine, January 2009.

Brendan has been an invited guest speaker on immigration policy, issues and concerns for international organizations, located in countries throughout the world including Australia, North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, including the following:

- Council for Global Immigration, Inc.

- American Foreign Law Association

- Advance Conferences

- National Foreign Trade Council

Presenter, various Immigration Law Courses, Centre for Continuing Education, University of New South Wales.