Virginia, US

Ruth Spillane is an Associate Attorney with Fragomen’s San Diego office where she has worked since 2008. Ruth’s current practice focuses on the representation of large corporate clients, including employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions, immigrant petitions, adjustment of status applications, outstanding researcher and EB-1 petitions and PERM applications.

She currently focuses on the management of the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs for a Fortune 500 global telecommunications company and smaller-sized industry leaders, providing assistance and guidance related to immigration policy decisions.

Ruth is a volunteer attorney for the Casa Cornelia Law Center where she assists with the preparation of VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) petitions for immigrant victims of domestic violence and U visa petitions to provide temporary immigration benefits to victims of qualifying criminal activity.

Awards

Listed in Super Lawyers as “Rising Star,” 2016 to 2017

San Diego County Top Attorney Finalist in Immigration Law, 2013

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: California

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Member, California Bar Association

Member, San Diego Bar Association

Member, Lawyers Club of San Diego

Coordinated and managed the H-1B Cap filings for large corporations as well as smaller-sized clients

Oversaw the PERM program for clients, including providing guidance relative to policy decisions, updates on procedures and trends, and coordinating and training with corporate clients’ internal immigration teams

Managed the oversight of mergers and acquisitions projects for a large corporate client, including coordinating requisite filings with internal teams, communication to employees and developing strategies for complex cases

Developed numerous legal memoranda on complex immigration topics for a wide variety of corporate clients

Prepared and reviewed complex outstanding researcher petitions and extraordinary ability petitions for scientists and engineers