Connecticut, US

Eddie has spent his career representing people and companies in highly regulated communities, such as securities, healthcare, tax and immigration. Since joining Fragomen’s Government Strategies and Compliance Group, Eddie has represented some of the largest users of the U.S. business immigration programs and other publicly traded companies in immigration-related government enforcement investigations. He has also conducted internal investigations for companies into criminal and other serious allegations, such as employment of unauthorized workers, visa fraud, identity theft, and visa misuse and abuse.

Eddie represents companies 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. Eddie has federal criminal jury trial experience, having second-chaired federal trials for aggravated identify theft, identity theft, securities fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud and bank fraud.

Eddie also works with individuals who have complex immigration issues often related to white collar criminal charges. His clients have included high net worth individuals who are denied U.S. immigration benefits, many times due to money laundering allegations. Eddie has represented clients in litigation against the U.S. government and its agencies to obtain favorable immigration outcomes and has partnered with clients’ criminal counsel to prevent and resolve immigration consequences.

Before joining Fragomen, Eddie was an Associate at an Am Law 100 firm and a boutique white collar defense firm. Eddie previously served as a Legal Intern at the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

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

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