Fragomen has announced the election of 14 new partners across its organizations. In addition, the firm has appointed three new Of Counsel attorneys. The knowledge and experience possessed by these individuals strengthens Fragomen's global leadership and contributed to the firm's continued success across multiple jurisdictions worldwide in 2011. The tireless commitment demonstrated by Fragomen’s Partners and Of Counsel attorneys has also led to consistent domestic and international accolades for the firm, including being named the leading global immigration firm by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for the past five consecutive years, and “2011 Law Firm of the Year – Immigration Law” by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers.
“As companies continue to become more globalized, immigration is becoming increasingly important,” said Austin Fragomen, managing partner. “Companies need to be able to quickly, efficiently and effectively mobilize their international workforces to respond to growing demands for their products and services worldwide. Fragomen’s ability to meet client needs across the world in today’s complex environment has led to our continued expansion domestically and abroad, and we are pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication of these attorneys as a key factor in successfully partnering with our clients.”
New partners include Kevin Aiston (Chicago), Robert Casazza (New York), Chad Ellsworth (New York), Sharon Finkel (New York), Nadine Goldfoot (London), Audrea Golding (Los Angeles), Hyla Kaplan (Philadelphia ), Karin Lestelle (New York), Dirk Nuyts (Brussels), James Pack (Irvine, CA), F. Joseph Paldino (New York), Son Pham (Washington, DC), Rahul M. Shah (Matawan, NJ); and Becky Xia (Shanghai).