Virginia, US

Scott is the Managing Partner of the Boston, Massachusetts office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, and a Managing Director of Fragomen Immigration Services India Pvt., Ltd.

He has practiced exclusively in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law for more than 25 years. Scott provides multinational corporations, including leading technology companies and financial and educational institutions, with strategic counseling on all matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law, regulation, policy and compliance. 

Scott is a Board Member of the American Immigration Council, the British American Business Council of New England, and the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs. 

Scott provides pro bono immigration advocacy to Partners in Health, a Harvard-affiliated world health non-profit organization, and represents clients of HarborCOV, a Boston area shelter for battered women. 

Education


Fordham University School of Law | J.D., 1992
Johns Hopkins University | B.A., 1989

Awards

Listed in Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration, 2017 to 2018

Listed in Best Lawyers, 2008 to present

Listed in New England Super Lawyers, 2006, 2008, 2011 to present

Listed in Boston’s Best Lawyers, 2008 to present

Listed in New York Super Lawyers, 2006 and 2008

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Massachusetts, New York, District of Columbia, Connecticut

Member, American Bar Association

Member, American Immigration Council 

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Member, Board of Directors of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA)

Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, British-American Business Council of New England (BABCNE)

Member, Labor Relations Committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce

Member, New England Human Resources Association (NEHRA)

Member, The American Australian Association (New England Chapter)

Member, The American Ireland Fund

Member, U.S. India Business Council

Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law, Boston College Law School

Helped large, India-based technology consulting firm establish partially outsourced immigration program for just-in-time secondment of employees to consulting engagements in the United States, streamlining case preparation and processing, and improving consular application approval rates

Partnered with relocation companies for delivery of integrated relocation and global immigration services to corporate clients using a coordinated, single-point-of-contact model

Publications and Lectures

Author, “A Pragmatic Look at Potential Changes to H-1B Cap Season.” Law360, March 16, 2017.

Co-author, “Proposed Bill Would Upend Status Quo for H-1B Visas.” Law360, March 29, 2016.

Co-author, “Are STEM Employment Authorization Documents in Peril?” Law360, October 6, 2015.

Co-author, “U.S. Immigration Strategies to Address Increased Scrutiny of L-1 Petitions Filed by IT Consulting Companies.” siliconindia.com, December 19, 2013.

Author, “Ruling entitles same sex spouses to immigration benefits.” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, August 1, 2013.

Speaker, “Your GPS to U.S. Immigration and Global Mobility.” ACIP Annual Symposium, Pentagon City, VA, June 3, 2013.

Panelist, “International Law Panel.” Johns Hopkins University, New York, NY, January 24, 2013.

Speaker, “40 Years Strong…Your Bridge to Talent Mobility.” ACIP Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, June 4, 2012.

Author, “Reassessing E-Verify in Light of Self-check Program.” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, September 2012.

Panelist, “International Law Panel.” Johns Hopkins University, New York, NY, January 17, 2012.

Speaker, “Solving the Global Immigration Puzzle.” ACIP Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, June 6-9, 2011.

Author, “Inside the Minds: Strategies for Growing a Law Firm.” Aspatore Books, A Thompson Reuters Business, May 2011.

Panelist, “International Law Panel.” Johns Hopkins University Career Center, New York, NY, January 19, 2011.

Speaker, “IES Global Mobility Forum 2010 – Today, Tomorrow and Beyond.” KPMG, Boston, MA, October 5-7, 2010.

Speaker, “Immigration Compliance in a Changing Global Market.” ACIP Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, June 7-10, 2010.

Speaker, “Recent Developments in U.S. Immigration.” NASSCOM Conference, Global Immigration Trends, Challenges and Opportunities, Bangalore, India, April 15, 2010.

Speaker, “Immigration Challenges in the Current Economic Environment.” NEHRA Conference, Global HR Trends in the Current Economic Climate, Waltham, MA, September 17, 2009.

Speaker, “Separating Foreign Nationals.” ACIP Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, June 16, 2009.

Author, “Establishing an Effective Form I-9 Compliance Program.” AILA's Guide to Worksite Enforcement and Corporate Compliance, March 2008.

Speaker, “Resident Alien Survival Guide.” American Australian Association, Cambridge, MA, November 27, 2007.

Speaker, “Corporate Immigration into the USA (Current Challenges in Business Immigration into the US & an Indian Perspective and Experience Sharing).” Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Hyderabad, India, November 2, 2007.

Author, “The H-1B Visa Crisis in U.S. Corporate Immigration.” Mobility Magazine, September 2007.

Speaker, “Immigration Overview.” Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, Boston, MA, July 24, 2007.

Speaker, “Doing Business in a Global Environment.” ACIP Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, June 14, 2007.