Virginia, US

Janet is a Partner in the New York office focusing on corporate immigration law. Janet manages a diverse practice that is comprised of multinational corporations, start-ups and individuals, and provides her clients with strategic counseling on all matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law, regulations, policy, and compliance.

Working closely with Office of General Counsel and corporate human resource departments, Janet has counseled on due diligence considerations related to mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and downsizings, Form I-9 and H-1B/LCA compliance, as well as corporate mobility concerns affecting the employment of a global, professional workforce.

She has also designed and implemented customized visa strategies and immigration programs focused on client service, immigration compliance, and streamlined processes.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Janet served as an Attorney-Advisor to the Honorable Judge Joan Huddy Rosenzweig, and then as Deputy Secretary to the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. Janet has served as an elected director of the Board of Directors of the national American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is a past chair of the New York Chapter of AILA, where she served four years on its executive board.

She is a frequent lecturer on business immigration topics, particularly labor certifications, for business and educational organizations including the New York State Bar Association, Council for Global Immigration, ILW.com and AILA.

In association with the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Janet provides pro bono representation to women seeking protection under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In association with The Door, Janet provides pro bono counseling and advocacy services to minor children in deportation proceedings.

Education


Tulane University School of Law | J.D., 1996, Cum Laude
Brandeis University | B.A., 1991

Awards

Listed as “Lawyer of the Year,” Immigration Law - New York City, Best Lawyers in America, 2019

Named in Best Lawyers in America: Immigration Law, 2016 to 2019

Listed in Super Lawyers, 2010 to 2018

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

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, Connecticut, District of Columbia

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Leadership Advisory Committee to the National Women’s Law Center (2016-Present)

Board of Governors, AILA National (2013-2016; 2009-2010)

Former Chair, New York Chapter of AILA (2009-2010)

Former Executive Board Member, New York Chapter of AILA (2006-2010)

Publications and Lectures

“Have You Tried Filing an I-129 Lately? The Attack on NIVs.” AILA’s New York Chapter Immigration Symposium - December 2008, New York, NY.

“Labor Certifications – Breakfast with the Experts.” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association - June 2008, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

“Sticky Issues on the ETA-9089.” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association - June 2007, Orlando, FL.

“NIVs for Professionals: H-1B, Free Trade (TN, H-1B, E-3).” Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association - June 2006, San Antonio, TX.