Parisa is a Partner at Fragomen’s New York office. A senior leader at the firm, Parisa is a member of Fragomen’s 10-person Global Executive Committee, which sets the strategic direction for the worldwide firm. In addition, she leads a large team that focuses on both corporate accounts and complex individual immigration matters.

On the corporate compliance advisory group side, Parisa represents a variety of large, mid-size and smaller companies in their immigration matters, including those in the financial services, medical, pharmaceutical, academic, retail and technology sectors.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Parisa served as an Assistant District Counsel and Acting Deputy District Counsel for the Immigration & Naturalization Service, New York District.

Parisa has provided immigration advice and guidance on a pro bono basis to a number of organizations and individuals, including Human Rights First and DACA recipients, among others. Parisa also speaks at international and national conferences on a variety of immigration topics, including those sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA), Practising Law Institute (PLI), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), IIUSA (Invest in the USA) and EB5 Investors Magazine.

Parisa speaks English, Farsi, and French.


Catholic University, Columbus School of Law | J.D., 1994
Syracuse University | B.A., 1991


Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2019 to 2022

Named to Crain’s New York Business’ Notable Women in Law, 2021

Listed in Chambers USA, 2021

Named to National Law Journal’s Immigration Law Trailblazers, 2020

Named to New York Law Journal's Trailblazers, 2019

Named to “Top 25 Immigration Attorneys,” EB5 Investors Magazine, 2017, 2019

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, Maryland


Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Member, Federal Bar Council

Member, Iranian American Bar Association

Former Co-chair, Immigration Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA)

Faculty Member and Presenter, the Judicial Institute at Pace University, 2007-2008


Publications and Lectures

Parisa has been a faculty member/presenter for the Judicial Institute at Pace University and a guest lecturer at Cardozo Law School.

Parisa is a frequent speaker at national conferences on a variety of immigration topics such as EB-5 and business corporate immigration.

Parisa has presented at panel events sponsored by the Practising Law Institute (PLI), the American Bar Association and other prestigious organizations.

Parisa also chairs PLI’s annual conference “Defending Removal Proceedings.”

Parisa是Fragomen纽约办事处的合伙人,领导一支团队专注处理个人以及复杂的移民事务并管理公司账户Parisa也是律所全球执行委员会的成员, 其专业方向包括就刑事和其他不得入境事由、雇主批准、EB-5、电子验证和I-9合规以及强制执行产生的移民后果向客户提供咨询服务。 在企业合规咨询小组事务方面,Parisa代理各类大型、中型和小型企业的移民事务,包括金融服务、医疗、制药和技术领域的企业。 她还定期为学术机构和医院提供移民事务咨询。 


Parisa向一些组织和个人提供了无偿的移民咨询和指导,其中包括人权优先和DACA的受援者。Parisa还在国际和国内会议上发表关于各种移民问题的演讲,包括由美国律师协会(ABA),实务法律协会(PLI),美国移民律师协会(AILA),投资美国协会(IIUSA)和 EB5投资者杂志主办的会议。