Connecticut, US

Neelam is an Associate in Fragomen’s New York office, where she practices exclusively in the field of immigration and nationality law. She provides strategic counseling on all employment-based immigration matters, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options. Neelam manages U.S. immigration programs for corporate clients in a variety of industries, including information technology, consumer products and more. She also has extensive experience providing individualized business immigration services relating to all aspects of global employee mobility for start-ups, mid-size and Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare, accounting, financial services, arts and entertainment, news media and sports fields.

While in law school, Neelam served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Nadine Lewis at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. During the course of her legal studies, Neelam also served as a student member of the Human Rights Immigration Litigation Clinic, where she successfully represented individuals for political asylum before the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Neelam is fluent in English, Hindi and Telugu and is proficient in Spanish.

Education


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center | J.D., 2007, Merit Scholarship Recipient
Stony Brook University | B.A., 2002

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, South Asian Bar Association

Strategically counseled employers and human resources departments on immigration issues associated with corporate transactions and reorganizations, including mergers, acquisitions and workforce reductions.

Prepared and delivered presentations on legal issues, legislative changes and travel procedures to foreign national employee populations and employers.

Managed PERM programs for corporate clients, including batch and individual filings, audits and supervised recruitment. 

Publications and Lectures

Author, “Proposed Restrictive Changes to the Nonimmigrant Visa Program under the Senate’s immigration Reform Bill.” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 22 May 2013.

Author, “Heightened B-1 Visa Scrutiny Affects International Employers.” New York Law Journal, 5 September 2011.