Emily assists clients in all aspects of corporate immigration, including nonimmigrant visa (H-1B, L-1, E-3, TN, O-1, etc.) and permanent residency applications (PERM, I-140, etc.). She focuses her practice on managing immigration programs for technology companies as well as technology organizations within multinational corporations in industries such as e-commerce, entertainment and financial services. Emily also advises clients regarding compliance matters and enterprise-wide immigration protocols, and she contributes to firm-wide data integrity and security initiatives.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Emily practiced immigration law as a partner and attorney with boutique California-based immigration law firms. She also served as a Supervisory Asylum Officer with the Department of Homeland Security’s Los Angeles Asylum Office and was an adjunct professor at the Pepperdine University School of Law, where she instructed courses on immigration law and appellate advocacy. 

During law school, Emily was an editor of Pepperdine’s Dispute Resolution Law Journal.

She has provided extensive pro bono services in the field of asylum and refugee protection.

Emily speaks English and Spanish.


Pepperdine University School of Law | J.D., 2005
The University of the South (Sewanee) | B.A., 2002


Listed in Chambers USA, 2021

Named to the Order of Barristers, 2005

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: California


Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, Executive Committee (Immigration), Los Angeles County Bar Association

Asylum Division Liaison, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Southern California Chapter (2017-2018)

LGBT Liaison, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Southern California Chapter (2018-2019)

Preceptor, Pepperdine University School of Law (2018-2019)

Publications and Lectures

Co-author, “Securing Foreign Talent in the Trump Era.” Middle Market Growth, The Official Publication of ACG, March/April 2019.

Panelist, “Legal Ethics: Empower your Immigration Practice.” Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles, California, Oct. 25, 2018.

Presenter, “Appeals and Motions for Business Immigration.” AILA Southern California Winter/Spring CLE, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2018.

Contributor, “Lawyers May Need to Include More Information in Asylum Petitions.” Daily Journal, 21 March 2018.

Contributor, “Lawyers May Charge More for Contracted Out H-1B Visa Holders.” Daily Journal, 26 Feb. 2018.

Co-author, “Finding Tech Talent: Hiring International Students from US Universities.” Los Angeles Business Journal, 29 Aug. 2016.

Presenter, “Asylum Panel.” Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California, April 2016.