Virginia, US

Elizabeth is a member of the U.S. Legal Strategy Team, which is part of Fragomen’s Worldwide Standards & Knowledge Group. This team monitors and analyzes federal, state and international immigration law developments, provides guidance on complex legal issues and liaises with government agencies and Congress on complex cases and policy matters. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has represented multinational corporate clients in the financial services, higher education, health care, fashion and consumer products industries on all aspects of U.S. immigration law. Previously, Elizabeth served as the Fragomen Fellow at the New York City Bar Justice Center (CBJC), a rotating fellowship the firm established to enhance the pro bono immigration services provided at the CBJC. In this position, Elizabeth coordinated the Immigrant Outreach Program, where she organized free immigration legal clinics in New York and a program that provides representation to immigrants in detention facilities.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Elizabeth practiced immigration law for an immigration firm based in New York. She handled a full range of business and family immigration activities.

Education


Case Western Reserve School of Law | J.D., 2004
College of the Holy Cross | B.A., 1999

Awards

Listed in New York Super Lawyers, 2013 to 2017; Rising Star, 2011 to 2012

Listed as one of “The Top Women” in immigration in New York, Super Lawyers - New York Metro 2016: The Top Women

Described by 2007 and 2008 Chambers and Partners as “the new kid on the block” and an Associate to Watch in the New York Metropolitan Area

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, New York City Bar Association

Member, Judge Robert Katzmann’s Study Group on Immigrant Representation, New York, NY

Former Secretary, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, New York City Bar Association

Former Member, Pro Bono Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (NY Chapter)

Publications and Lectures

Faculty Presenter, “Adjustment of Status Interviews: Be Prepared.” Teleconference, Immigration Law Weekly, 2009.

Faculty Presenter, “PERM: Responding to Denials and Filing Appeals.” Seminar, Immigration Law Weekly, Vancouver, Canada, 2008.

Presenter, “The Fragomen Fellowship & Pro Bono Initiatives at CBJC.” Panel presentation, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 2008.

Faculty Presenter, “Immigration 101.” Seminar, New York State Partnership Conference, Albany, New York, 2008.

Faculty Presenter, “Labor Certification: Fundamentals and best practices under the new PERM system to benefit your client and your practice.” Seminar, New York City Bar Association, New York, New York, 2006.

Co-author, “Justifying ‘On-the-Job’ Experience and Foreign Language Requirements.” in Perm Guidebook for Foreign Labor Certification, edited by Stephen Yale-Loehr, § 4.01-4.04. New Jersey: LexisNexis, 2005. Print.