David has practiced exclusively in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law since 1998. He joined Fragomen as an Associate in September of 2000. David frequently presents seminars and lectures for corporations’ Human Resources, managers, and employees. He focuses exclusively on employment-based immigration assisting large and small companies in managing their nonimmigrant visa workforce personnel, such as H-1B, E, L, TN, and O employees, and handling their employment-based immigrant visa matters covering all aspects of employees’ permanent residency processes.

David speaks English and Vietnamese.  


Thurgood Marshall School of Law | J.D., 1997
University of Houston | B. Sc., 1995


Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2021

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Texas

Court Admissions: U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Former Ethics Coordinator, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter

David is fully-versed in the PERM Labor Certification program. Over the past decade, he has assisted U.S. employers in developing cohesive presentations and seminars for companies to comply with the government’s labor certification program. In addition, he has also been involved in numerous management assessments for immigration mobility programs, visa considerations issues affecting international business travelers, DOL labor certification audits, and immigration related due diligence considerations during corporate mergers, downsizings and acquisitions.

Publications and Lectures

"10 Hot Topics Businesses Need to Know About Immigration Law,” State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar CLE, 6th Annual Advance Business Law Course, October 2008, Dallas, Texas.

“Alternatives to the H-1B Classification,” (co-authored), the University of Texas School of Law, 22nd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law.