Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP announced that Patrick Shen, a former senior official of the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, has rejoined the firm as its director of Global Compliance. Prior to joining Fragomen, he was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate as special counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. He also has served as Policy and Planning director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Department of Homeland Security, and chief immigration counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shen spent several years as an immigration litigator for the Justice Department, having served as assistant district counsel of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and a trial lawyer representing INS and other agencies in federal courts.
Mr. Shen previously served as director of government relations for Fragomen prior to his presidential appointment and Senate confirmation. His vital new role as he rejoins Fragomen as director of Global Compliance underscores the significance the firm places on assisting its multinational corporate clients in maintaining compliant immigration programs in the stringent regulatory climate of the global marketplace.