Virginia, US

Lauren is an Associate at Fragomen’s Washington, DC office, where she focuses her practice on corporate immigration law. Lauren represents a wide variety of clients, from large multinationals and SMEs to private clients, in industries such as food and drink, telecommunications, technology, recruitment and pharmaceuticals.

Lauren has been with the firm since 2007, initially in the Sydney office, and later in the London office. During her time in London, she handled all aspects of consular processing with U.S. embassies primarily in the EMEA region. 


University of Georgia Law School | J.D., 2007
Miami University | B.A., 2004

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Georgia

Practice Limited to Federal Immigration & Nationality Law

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Rome Chapter

Member, State Bar of Georgia

Assisted with E-2 Treaty Investor applications for new U.S. companies, where marginality and substantiality were at issue

Prepared and processed I-601 Immigrant Waiver Applications with USCIS field offices outside the U.S., demonstrating extreme hardship to a qualifying relative

Represented a Fortune 500 company in relation to its large project move of a number of employees on an expedited basis

Prepared and processed extraordinary ability applications from production companies and multinational companies in relation to their celebrity and high-profile employees

Assisted with the preparation of applications for waivers of the grounds of inadmissibility, varying from health and crimes involving moral turpitude to controlled substance issues and misrepresentation

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, "Doing Business in the US." Kingston Smith, February 2015.

Author, "From Afterthought to Foresight: Considering Immigration When Expanding Business Operations to the US." TechUK Online, November 2014.  

Speaker, "Opportunities in Dallas, Texas." TechUK, October 2014.

Author, "Betwixt and Between: How Increasing Scrutiny on US Immigration is Limiting the Options of Foreign Employers." AILA Rome District Chapter Newsletter, Q4 2011.

Co-author, "Theft, Drugs, Deception: Oh My!" AILA Voice, July/August 2011.