Connecticut, US

Howard co-manages the firm’s professional practices group, which is responsible for government relations, best practices and global information dissemination. Based in both Washington, DC and New York, Howard provides counsel on both government relations and complex case issues. Howard keeps in close touch with both agency officials and congressional staff. His team monitors immigration law issues and distributes alerts to clients on new developments. Howard also serves as special counsel to the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) and works closely with other trade groups that represent Fragomen client companies, and in these various capacities provides counsel on both congressional and agency initiatives. Before joining the firm, Howard was Director of Information at AILA from 1992-1999, and was in private practice several years prior to that.


Cornell University Law School | J.D., 1981
University of Maryland | B.A., 1977


American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Honorary Member, 1999-2000

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Publications and Lectures

“Emerging Issues in LCA Practice.” AILA's Immigration Practice Pointers (2010-2011 Ed.).

“Changes in USCIS Adjudications and Policy.” ACIP Symposium, Arlington, VA, 2010.

“A Million Applicants: How USCIS is Coping with Record Numbers of Applications and Stagnant Quotas.” ACIP Symposium, Arlington, VA, 2008.

“USCIS Headquarters” and “Sections H and J of the PERM Form.” ACIP Symposium, Arlington, VA, 2007.

Speaker, “PERM War Stories.” AILA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2006.

“USCIS Update,” “USCIS Ombudsman Panel” and “LCA Issues and Strategies.” ACIP Symposium, Arlington, VA, 2006.

“Preparing to File Applications for Labor Certifications under PERM.” The David Stanton Manual on Labor Certification, 3rd edition, 2005, (revised 2008).

Speaker, “Labor Certification Strategies: Discussing Strategies with Colleagues on Today’s Tough Issues.” AILA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2005.

Speaker, “Understanding PERM for Newer Practitioners.” AILA Seminar, January 2005.

Speaker, “Labor Certifications Under PERM.” New York State Bar Association Conference, 2005.

Discussion Leader, “Labor Certification.” AILA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.

Speaker, “Fragomen Briefing On H-1B Issues and Current Developments.” Immigration Law Weekly –, 2004.

“Legislation and Administrative Update.” Practising Law Institute, 2003-2005, (co-authored with Austin T. Fragomen).

Discussion Leader and Speaker, “H’s, L’s, F-1 Employment, and Alternatives.” AILA New York Conference, 2003-2004.

“CSPA: Leaving No Child Behind?” Immigration and Nationality Handbook, 2003-2004 edition, (co-authored with Tina R. Niedzwiecki).

Discussion Leader, “Labor Certification in The Brave New World.” AILA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2003.

“The Future of the Permanent Labor Certification Process.” 15th Annual AILA California Chapters Conference - The New Face of Immigration, 2002, (co-authored with Pamela S. Cowan).

“INS Implements Registration Procedures.” 5th Annual AILA New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium - In Pursuit of the American Dream, 2002, (co-authored with Nancy H. Morowitz).

Discussion Leader, “Labor Certification: Peering into the Future.” AILA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2002.

“DOL’s LCA Rule: The Good, the Bad, and the Intrusive.” 4th Annual AILA New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium, 2001.

“INS Issues New Rules and Procedures for H-1B Cap Gap.” AILA Monthly Mailing, July/August 1999.

“DOJ Issues Interim Rule on NACARA Suspension, Cancellation.” AILA Monthly Mailing, July/August 1999.

“DOJ Rule on Granting Suspensions Released.” AILA Monthly Mailing, November 1998.

“Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Provisions Enacted.” AILA Monthly Mailing, January 1998.