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Cindy is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Chicago office. Cindy joined the firm in 1997, and since that time, she has practiced exclusively in the area of corporate U.S. immigration law. Prior to joining the firm, she focused on international and human rights law as evidenced by her positions at the Interparliamentary Union and the United Nations’ International Labor Organization, both located in Geneva, Switzerland. Cindy currently represents multinational corporate clients in such industries as management and technology consulting, logistics and supply chain, transportation, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. She advises clients on developing and maintaining successful immigration programs in an evolving environment. Her practice in U.S. corporate immigration law includes nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, and I-9 and Labor Condition Application (LCA) compliance.

Education


American University, Washington College of Law | J.D., 1996
Boston University | B.A., 1991

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, 1991

Harold C. Case Scholar, 1991

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Illinois

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Chapter

President, Canada-U.S. Business Council Chicago

Member, Chicago Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors for the British-American Business Council, Chicago

Manages high volume U.S. immigration practice for global consulting, technology and outsourcing company to facilitate the transfer of professional employees from around the world to the United States

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, immigration related topics during conferences presented by the Council for Global Immigration and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Featured, “People on the Move.” Crain's Chicago Business, 5 August 2019.

Featured, “Shearn takes reigns of Fragomen office in Chicago.” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1 August 2019.

“Off the “Fast” Track? The Effect of Corporate Downsizing on Labor Certification Strategy and Procedure,” 4th Annual AILA New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium Conference Handbook, 2001.