Connecticut, US

Cheri has been with Fragomen's Chicago office since June 2007. Before moving to Chicago, she was with Fragomen’s New York office from April 1998, where she led teams providing immigration services for Wall Street, domestic and international banks, and major auditing and consulting firms. Cheri currently represents corporate clients in the engine, research, and manufacturing industries and high-profile individual clients. She advises multinational corporations regarding the movement of professionals throughout the world, including temporary and permanent work visas and residency. She educates and coordinates activities between her clients’ offices of general counsel, procurement, human resources, recruitment, and global services to ensure efficiency, high-touch service, and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.

Cheri has worked pro bono with Sanctuary for Families to provide victims of domestic violence with immigration counsel.

Cheri speaks English and Spanish.

Education


William Mitchell College of Law | J.D., 1996
University of Minnesota | B.A., 1992

Awards

Certificate of Distinction, Centro Legal, Inc.

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Minnesota

Member, American Bar Association

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member and Former Chair, Illinois Secretary of State Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, Society for Human Resource Management

Former Member, Charitable Causes and Program Planning Committees, Corporate Relocation Council

Former Member, Fragomen's Corporate Compliance Committee

Former Member, ICE Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Former Co-Chair, Department of Labor Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Former Member, Annual Fundraising Committee, American Immigration Law Foundation

Former Member, Labor & Employment Law Committee, New York City Bar Association

Former Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Committee, New York Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Former Co-Chair, Essay Writing Contest Committee, New York Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Former Member, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Publications and Lectures

Discussion Leader, Degree Equivalency Workshop: Winning (and Losing) Combinations, 2009 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2009.

“Degree Equivalency,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference Handbook, April 2009.

Speaker, Breakfast with the Experts, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 2008.

Speaker, E-3 Seminar, Advance – Global Australian Professionals, October 2007.

Moderator, PERM 101, American Immigration Lawyers Association Seminar, New York Chapter, April 2007.

Moderator, PERM: Audits, American Immigration Lawyers Association Seminar, New York Chapter, September 2006.