California, US

Molly is a Partner at Fragomen’s Boston office. She currently serves as a member of the Recruiting and Pro Bono & Corporate Philanthropy arms of the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Molly represents top global technology companies, as well as a range of small and medium clients across industries. She provides guidance and support to corporate clients on a programmatic level. She works alongside clients’ legal departments, government relations groups, mobility groups, HR, talent acquisition and business stakeholders to assess the impact of policy changes to their workforce and modify their immigration program accordingly. Molly’s practice concerns all aspects of employment-based immigration, and she aids clients in making strategic decisions by managing risk and ensuring compliance.  She also has extensive experience in advising clients regarding corporate reorganizations, such as mergers and acquisitions, as well as I-9 compliance.

Molly regularly works with several Boston area pro bono organizations, including Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and Project Citizenship. She has also provided pro bono legal services at the immigrant family detention centers in Artesia, New Mexico and Dilley, Texas. 

Education


DePaul College of Law | J.D., 2005
Georgetown University | B.A., 1999

Awards

Listed as a Rising Star, New England Super Lawyers, 2013 to 2017

Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association, June 2015

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Massachusetts, Illinois

Court Admissions: U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Member, Boston Bar Association

Member, Women’s Bar Association

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “Dissecting Recent Changes to the Public Charge Inadmissibility Ground.”  Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston, MA, March 5, 2020.

Speaker, “Overview of the New H-1B Electronic Registration Process,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, New England Chapter, Boston, MA, February 27, 2020.

Co-chair and Moderator, “Immigration Basics” Lecture, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Immigration Conference, Boston, MA, December 4, 2019.

Speaker, “What Employment Lawyers Need to Know About Business Immigration,” Lawline, New York, NY, September 27, 2019.

Speaker, “The New Immigration Climate,” NEHRA Annual Conference, North Falmouth, MA, September 25, 2019

Speaker, “Post-’Cap’ H-1B Considerations.” Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA, May 20, 2018

Speaker, “The New STEM Rules: What Employers and Students Need to Know About the New STEM OPT Program,” Lawline, New York, NY, November 7, 2016.

Co-author, “The Fight to Revise Foreign-Student OPT Regulations,” Law360, January 19, 2016.

Co-chair and Moderator, “Immigration Basics” Conference, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston, MA, December 16, 2014.

Co-author, “U.S. Immigration Strategies to Address Increased Scrutiny of L-1 Petitions Filed by IT Consulting Companies.” Siliconindia, December 19, 2013. Web. February 10, 2014.

Co-chair and Moderator, “Immigration Basics” Conference, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston, MA, December 17, 2013.

Co-chair and Moderator, “Immigration Basics” Conference, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston, MA, December 12, 2012.

Co-chair and Moderator, “Immigration Basics” Conference, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston, MA, December 12, 2011.

Panelist, “PERM Update.” Panel discussion, Immigration and International Tax Update by Fragomen, American Council on International Personnel and KPMG, Boston, MA, April 2011. 

Author, “Obtaining Green Cards for Employees via the PERM Labor Certification Process.” Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) - The Voice of HR, March 24, 2008. Web. April 2011.

Author, “Domestic Violence-Based Asylum Claims: The United States’ Refusal to Recognize Women as a Particular Social Group.” Women’s Law Caucus Digest, Vol. 8, (2005): 33. Print.