Virginia, US

Jonathan is the Lead Partner of the firm's Worldwide Standards and Knowledge Group, which defines, implements and supports process efficiencies, best practices and consistency across all Fragomen offices worldwide. In this role, he leads a team of professionals who identify challenges, establish strategies and implement process improvements utilizing Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Jonathan facilitates collaboration with Fragomen’s other internal practice groups and resources (such as technology, reporting and training teams) to proactively work with clients firm-wide to implement consistent best practices.

Jonathan also manages a team of immigration professionals working primarily with high-volume clients in many industries, including high-tech, information technology, consulting, manufacturing, oil & gas, and accounting. He has extensive experience across all areas of U.S. immigration law—including mergers and acquisitions and due diligence consideration; risk management assessments for global immigration programs including U.S. Department of Labor and I-9 compliance, economics and policy development; U.S. Department of Labor regulations, policies and practices; and U.S. and foreign consular affairs. This gives him a unique and knowledgeable perspective on problem solving, improvement initiatives and strategic case management.

Jonathan is a Lean Certified Agent and Six Sigma Green Belt trained. 

Education


Fordham University School of Law | J.D., 1995
Brooklyn College | B.A., 1992, cum laude

Awards

Named to Best Lawyers in America, 2009 to 2018

Named to Who’s Who in American Law, 2007 to 2011, 2014 to 2015

Recipient of the “40 Under 40 Award,” Philadelphia Business Journal, 2009

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

Court Admissions: U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Board of Directors, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 2008 to 2010

Member, American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, New York Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association

Lifetime Member, The Pennsylvania Society

Former Member, The Union League of Philadelphia

Former Member, America-Israel Chamber of Commerce, 2009 to 2010

Former Member, Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce, 2010

Worked with clients and their mobility-related service providers (e.g., relocation, tax, immigration) and stakeholders (e.g., mobility, recruiting, legal and HR teams) to optimize value in mapping immigration processes across multiple vendors, in order to minimize data requests from service providers and required data entry by the client.

Led a team of immigration lawyers on the assimilation of personnel—who were staffed in facilities throughout the world—between numerous multi-million dollar entities.

Managed the global immigration practices for some of the largest entities in the U.S. and the world, both by serving as lead counsel to heads of Human Resources and Employment Law Groups and by managing and directing attorneys, legal professionals and administrative managers.

Managed the immigration aspects of more than 1,000 moves to new employers by foreign nationals working in the U.S., following the dissolution of one of the country’s largest firms.

Supported the immigration aspects of corporate growth of start-up companies, from business conception through IPO and stock exchange listing. 

Publications and Lectures

Author, “Inside the Minds: Employing International Workers.” Aspatore Publication, 2009.

Author, “The Conflict Between State-Sponsored Immigration Laws and Federally Mandated Anti-Discrimination Provisions.” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, June 2008.

Author, “Managing Risk of International Transfers to the United States.” The Delaware Valley Relocation Council Newsletter, published by the Delaware Valley Relocation Council, Fall 2007.

Author, “Handling Salary Changes After Labor Certification in Employment-Based Immigrant Cases.” Immigration Daily, January 2005, ILW.com.

Invited lecturer covering all aspects of global business immigration law for the following organizations and associations: (1) American Council of International Personnel; (2) Canadian Law Institute; (3) Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce; (4) Delaware Valley Relocation Council; (5) Federal Bar Association; (6) ILW.com; (7) Information Technology Association of America; (8) Lorman Education Services for Industry; (9) Mid-Atlantic Region of the Employment Relocation Council – International; (10) New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.