Virginia, US

Julia is a Partner based in Fragomen’s London office. She specialises in Global Government Strategies and Compliance. In an increasingly challenging geopolitical environment, Fragomen's unique Advisory Practice supports clients worldwide to optimise global mobility strategies, enhance compliance and leverage best practice in all critical immigration-related policies including crisis management.

Before joining Fragomen, Julia was a Partner, Legal Markets Leader and Head of Global Immigration at PwC leading complex multi-jurisdictional client engagements and providing strategic global immigration advice. Julia has unique experience in crisis management. She has advised several governments particularly on visa processing systems and communications and on citizenship by investment programmes. Julia has been liaising with government and business on Brexit and has given expert evidence at the European Parliament. She has also represented business at the Prime Minister’s immigration stock take meeting and acted as an advisor to the Home Office on business, investment and growth.

Julia was recently appointed to the Society for Human Resource Management’s Immigration Speciality Panel and to the board of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Julia is also a member of the Mayor of London’s Brexit Advisory Group and the Home Office EU Immigration Employer’s Representative Group. She is the co-signatory of the London First/PwC Report on the impact of migrant workers in London and further report entitled ‘Global Britain’ covering Immigration options post Brexit released in November 2018. Julia sits on the Advisory Board of Migration Matters Trust, the Permits Foundation and the Migration Museum.

Julia is also the Chair of the international Bar Associations Human Rights Institute Charitable Trust, a member of the Chatham House Refugee Forum and a member of the Advisory Committee of COMPASS, at the University of Oxford.

Awards

Named a Thought Leader: Corporate Immigration, Who’s Who Legal, 2019 to 2020

Listed in Best Lawyers, 2019

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Memberships:

Chair, International Bar Associations Human Rights Institute Charitable Trust

Member, Chatham House Refugee Forum

Member, Advisory Committee of COMPASS at the University of Oxford

Member, Mayor of London’s Brexit Advisory Group

Member, Home Office EU Immigration Employer’s Representative Group

Member, Advisory Board of Migration Matters Trust

Member, Permits Foundation

Member, Migration Museum

Publications and Lectures

Interviewed, "Fragomen Gains Immigration Expert, Brexit Adviser from PwC." Law360, 14 Feb. 2019. 

Interviewed, "Q&A: Fragomen Taps Big Four's PwC for Its Newest Partner." The American Lawyer, 7 Feb. 2019.