Eddie has spent his career representing and advising individuals and companies in highly regulated communities, such as securities, healthcare, tax, federal contracting and immigration. He represents some of the largest users of U.S. business immigration programs and other publicly traded companies in immigration-related government enforcement investigations, ranging from administrative enforcement proceedings to grand jury investigations and asset forfeiture cases. He advises some of the world’s largest and most valuable companies on complex areas of global mobility, including how to navigate some of the most complex questions of immigration program management.

Eddie is often a first call for an immigration lawyer who encounters a criminal issue or for a criminal lawyer who encounters an immigration issue. He has walked both corporate and individual clients through all stages of regulatory and criminal enforcement investigations. These matters have included mandatory and voluntary disclosures of wrongdoing, vicarious corporate liability, forfeiture allegations and criminal investigations. Eddie has also conducted dozens of internal investigations and due diligence audits for companies into criminal and other serious allegations, such as employment of unauthorized workers, visa fraud, identity theft and visa misuse and abuse.

Eddie also provides wide-angle, risk-based advice for clients who find themselves at the intersection of significant events or complex regulatory schemes. Clients often seek Eddie’s advice when external events pose programmatic or systemic challenges to their global mobility programs, such as the COVID-19 pandemic or new government enforcement priorities. Eddie advised some of the country’s largest employers on how to handle COVID-19 related shutdowns, presidential orders on the employment of foreign nationals, and a large-scale corporate immigration fraud that created downstream effects on employers.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Eddie spent six years representing companies and individuals in complex civil litigation and complex enforcement proceedings, including federal criminal jury trials. His clients have included some of the world’s largest companies, as well as Hollywood directors, C-suite officers, stockbrokers and other high net worth individuals. Eddie previously worked at an Am Law 100 firm and a boutique white collar defense firm. He served as a Legal Intern at the New York County District Attorney’s Office in 2010.

Education


Georgetown University Law Center | J.D., 2011, cum laude
Washington College | B.A., 2008, cum laude

Awards

Recipient, Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Science of Trial Advocacy Award, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2011

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: District of Columbia; Pennsylvania; Maryland

Court Admissions

Court Admissions: U.S. Court of Appeals, Armed Forces; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit and Third Circuit; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania

Memberships

Member, American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section

Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Eddie has represented many companies and high net worth individuals in litigation and investigations, including multinational corporations, government contractors, C-Suite executives, accountants, banks, doctors and entertainers.

In addition to his substantial litigation experience, Eddie has conducted internal investigations and represented companies accused of:

  • Violating Labor Condition Application (LCA) attestations and other DOL H-1B regulations
  • Employing unauthorized workers
  • Failing to properly use the employment authorization verification system (Form I-9 violations)
  • Immigration fraud, smuggling and harboring
  • Violating other immigration, criminal, civil and administrative laws
  • Civil and criminal False Claims Act violations
  • Violating U.S. securities laws, including Securities and Exchange Commission regulations

Publications and Lectures

Co-author, “Cos. Should Prepare For Harsher H-1B Program Enforcement.” Law360, 7 October 2020.

Co-author, “The Blunt H-1B Instrument Hidden in Trump Orders.” Law360, 26 August 2020.

Speaker, “Recent Trends in Criminal Enforcement.” 2019 AILA Fall CLE Conference: Worksite Compliance and Enforcement, 13 September 2019.

Speaker, “Compliance Considerations Under Trump’s Buy American, Hire American Policy.” Webinar, 24 July 2019.

Speaker, “Navigating the Current Enforcement Landscape.” 2018 Council for Global Immigration Symposium, Arlington, VA, June 2018.

Author, “Limited Mail and Wire Fraud’s Scope.” American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 4, Winter 2017.