Virginia, US

Desiree is an Associate in the firm's Matawan office. She practices exclusively in the field of federal immigration and nationality law with a focus on nonimmigrant visas and permanent residence.

Desiree provides legal counsel to a variety of multinational corporate clients across a number of industries. She advises corporations on visa applications and petitions, including for L-1A, L-1B, H-1B, E, O, and TN visas; all types of U.S. employment-based immigrant visa applications and petitions, including: EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and related labor certifications; immigration compliance; and family-based petitions.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Desiree worked for over 15 years at several New York based immigration firms advising corporations, universities, hospitals, small businesses, and individuals on all aspects of corporate immigration law.

Desiree has represented VAWA applicants, asylum applicants, refugees, and post 9/11 detainees through CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.) and the New York City Bar Association. Through the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, Desiree represented indigent women and children at the family detention center in Dilley, Texas.

Desiree speaks English, French, and German.

Education


George Washington University School of Law | J.D., 1997

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, New Jersey

Member, Advisory Council, Immigration Law Section, Federal Bar Association

Publications and Lectures

Co-author, “Challenges in Employment-Based Immigration: ‘Location, Location, Location.’” The Federal Lawyer, May 2017: 35-42. Print and web.

Guest Lecturer, “Business Immigration.” Lecture, George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, February 2016 and February 2017.