Eddie has spent his career representing individuals and companies in highly regulated communities, such as securities, healthcare, tax, federal contracting and immigration, and represents some of the largest users of U.S. business immigration programs and other publicly traded companies in immigration-related government enforcement investigations. Eddie has 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.

Much of Eddie’s work involves helping clients understand the intersection of immigration law and other legal issues, including criminal violations, employment law and government contracting. He has represented clients before U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). These matters have included mandatory and voluntary disclosures of wrongdoing, vicarious corporate liability, forfeiture allegations and criminal investigations.

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 and most valuable 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. Eddie 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

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

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.