Virginia, US

Kenneth is a Partner at Fragomen's Singapore office, where he manages the firm's Asia Pacific Coordination Center (APCC). In this capacity, he supervises a team of experienced consultants, coordinating international personnel transfer programs into the region, and holds oversight of the APCC's regional network of partner Local Advisors. In addition, Kenneth has experience within Fragomen as an Associate and Global Client Services Manager, previously based out of Fragomen's Santa Clara and Phoenix offices. His experience includes assisting a variety of clients with their global immigration needs, including coordinating and strategically consulting on their employees' moves worldwide. Prior to joining Fragomen in 2008, Kenneth was a global associate with a U.S.-based immigration law firm, where he managed a team that assisted corporate clients with transfers into Western Europe.

Education


University of California, Hastings College of Law | J.D., 2006
University of California, Berkeley | B.A., 2003, with High Distinction

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, 2004

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: California

Member, American Bar Association (Section of Business Law; Section of International Law; Young Lawyers Division)

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, California State Bar Association

Coordinated the immigration needs for the transition of employees as a result of both large and small mergers and acquisitions

Assisted various clients with their project moves, coordinating a group of individuals into countries such as China, the Philippines and Germany

Advised and assisted clients with the immigration-related needs of starting up a new branch in a foreign country

Publications and Lectures

Moderator, “Southeast Asia Workshop: A Region in Transition” and “Northeast Asia Workshop: A Study in Contracts.” Panel presentation, Fragomen APAC Immigration Conference: Conquering Tough Terrain, Singapore, June 8, 2017.

Speaker, “Immigration Compliance Across Southeast Asia.” Lecture, Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management, Hong Kong, January 19, 2017.

Speaker, “The Immigration Landscape in China and Southeast Asia.” Lecture, Fragomen Global Immigration Seminar in Japan, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, Japan, November 16-18, 2016.

Panelist, “Compliance Across Asia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Panel presentation, Fragomen APAC Immigration in Focus: Corporate Immigration, Compliance Management and Best Practices in Asia Pacific, Singapore, October 26, 2016.

Panelist, “Top Challenges Panel Discussion: Examining Latest Trends and Changes in Immigration Regulations and Compliance.” Panel presentation, Forum for Expatriate Management Asia Pacific Summit, Singapore, September 7, 2016.

 

Speaker, “Immigration Landscapes in China and Southeast Asia.” Lecture, Fragomen Global Immigration Seminar in Japan, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, Japan, December 9-11, 2015.

Panelist, “EMEA Conference – Asia Pacific Workshop.” Panel presentation, Fragomen EMEA Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, November 12-13, 2015.

Author, “Japanese Visa Options for Same-Sex Spouses.” Fragomen Blog, 10 October 2015: n. pag. Web.

Speaker, “Corporate Immigration, Compliance Management and Best Practices in Indonesia.” Lecture, Fragomen APAC Immigration in Focus Series, Jakarta, Indonesia, May 28, 2015.

Speaker, “Immigration and Emerging Markets.” Lecture, Forum for Expatriate Management Asia Pacific Summit, Singapore, October 14, 2014.

Speaker, “Managing the Ever-Changing Immigration Landscapes in China and Southeast Asia.”  Lecture, Fragomen Global Immigration Seminar in Japan, Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan, June 3-4, 2014.

Speaker, “Masters Series Immigration Focus on Southeast Asia.” Lecture, Worldwide ERC Master Series, Singapore, October 8, 2013.

Panelist, “Immigration Panel – Asia Pacific Immigration Compliance Trends.” Panel presentation, Forum for Expatriate Management Asia Pacific Summit, Singapore, September 11, 2013.

Panelist, “Coping with Evolving Immigration Policies in Challenging Markets (A Focus on Selected Countries in Southeast Asia).” Panel presentation, ERC Global Workforce Summit, Shanghai, China, March 19, 2013.

Speaker, “The Master Series on Immigration - Focus on Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.” Lecture, Worldwide ERC Master Series, Singapore, November 20, 2012.

Speaker, “Global Mobility Strategies in Today’s Economy.” Lecture, Western Immigration Networking Group (WINGS) September 2009 Meeting, Milpitas, California, September 2009.