Steven is a Partner in Fragomen’s Mainland China practice, based in our Shanghai office. He has extensive experience providing inbound and outbound Chinese immigration guidance and support. Steven provides overall leadership and management of client accounts in mainland China.

Drawing on over 14 years of experience in Chinese immigration, Steven provides guidance on compliance, mergers, acquisitions and new entity implementation within the immigration context. Steven’s journey in immigration began within the Shanghai Foreign Employment Department. Most recently, Steven served as the Managing Director of a global immigration law firm's Greater China practice. He is a frequent speaker at mobility industry events.

Steven is fluent in English, Mandarin and Shanghainese.


Shanghai University | B.S., 2003

Helped a multinational company to set up an effective immigration program moving expats in and out of the Greater China area.

Assisted a world-class manufactory company to implement an immigration program covering over 20 locations and entities in China, including the company's own legal entities, supplier entities and client entities.

Partnered with an oil and gas company to establish practical solutions to second engineers into a remote area.

Worked with a high technology company to help critical experts move into China.

Publications and Lectures

Host, Moderator and Speaker, “Spotlight On the Immigration Trends on Moving Employees In and Out of Greater China Area.” Worldwide ERC Master Series, Shanghai, China, June 2017.

Panelist, “Foreign Local Hire.” Panel discussion, ERC Shanghai Summit 2017, Shanghai, China, March 2017.

Speaker, “China Immigration Updates.” Speech, Community Center Shanghai, Shanghai, China, August 2015.