Virginia, US

Robert is an Associate in Fragomen’s New York office, where he represents clients in a variety of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters. Robert provides immigration services to multinational and national corporations from a diverse range of industries, including advertising, information technology, financial services and retail.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Robert served as an Attorney Advisor for two years at the Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, through the DOJ Honors Program. He drafted decisions and research memoranda for Immigration Court judges concerning immigration law, refugee law, the United Nations Convention against Torture and the intersection of criminal and immigration law. He also presented to the Court on recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals in addition to the immigration-related consequences of criminal convictions.

At St. John's University School of Law, Robert served as the Executive Notes and Comments Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and President of the Gay and Lesbian Law Association. During law school, he also served as a law clerk at Fragomen’s New York office and a judicial intern for the Honorable Ramon E. Reyes, Jr., Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Robert also interned at the St. John’s University Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic.

Robert’s pro bono work has included screening children and their families for relief under the Immigration and Nationality Act and the United Nations Convention against Torture.

Robert speaks English and Spanish.

Education


St. John’s University School of Law | J.D., 2014
State University of New York, College at Geneseo | B.A., 2008, cum laude

Awards

Dean’s Award for Excellence – Immigration Law, St. John’s University School of Law, 2014

Dean’s Award for Excellence – Poverty Law Seminar, St. John’s University School of Law, 2013

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York

Member, New York State Bar Association

Obtained O-1 visas for former heads of central banks, fashion designers and advertising professionals based upon their demonstrated international expertise and prominence in their fields.

Obtained an employment-based, first-preference immigrant visa for an executive producer who led the revival of the world’s longest-running science fiction television show.

Assisted an E-2 Treaty Investor corporation specializing in metallurgy in moving its supervisory employees to its newly established U.S. operation.

Advised corporate clients on how foreign criminal convictions can affect their employees’ ability to apply for nonimmigrant visas.

As a member of a law school clinic, represented a pro bono client in Queens Supreme Court in a successful action regarding deed theft of the client’s home.