January, 2013 - Fragomen has announced the election of seven new partners. The knowledge, experience and commitment to client service from these new partners fortifies Fragomen’s position as the global leader in immigration law.
“At the cornerstone of our firm is our employees’ dedication to delivering world-class immigration services that strengthen our clients’ businesses locally, regionally and internationally,” said Austin T. Fragomen, chairman of Fragomen’s executive committee. “The hard work of these individuals and their devotion to our clients’ needs serve as shining examples of the reasons why Fragomen has attained its status as the world’s leading global immigration firm.”
The seven new partners are as follows:
Amy Fallon – New York, NY
Ms. Fallon focuses her practice on advising an array of multinational corporate clients in the architectural, payment services, news, financial services and information technology industries with respect to all aspects of U.S. immigration law. She provides counsel on all major employment-based temporary and permanent visa categories, family-based permanent resident applications and immigration compliance. In 2012, Ms. Fallon was named a New York Metro area “Super Lawyer” in the field of immigration law by Super Lawyers. She was also an active participant in screening New York City youth for Special Immigrant Juvenile status through The Door, an organization dedicated to providing youth development services in the New York City area.
Lisa LeGrand Gregory – Matawan, NJ
Ms. Gregory has over 19 years of experience in corporate immigration law. She currently works with multinational Fortune 500 companies in overseeing their international immigration program needs. In this role, Ms. Gregory works with clients to design and implement immigration programs that incorporate operational efficiencies and process improvements to minimize client expenditures. During her tenure with Fragomen, Lisa has worked with the firm’s Office of General Counsel, where she played an active role in designing and managing Fragomen’s Due Diligence and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) programs. In addition, she assisted with the establishment of a major international office as part of Fragomen’s global expansion program.
P. Michelle Jacobson – Chicago, IL
Ms. Jacobson has more than ten years of experience in corporate immigration law and is a member of Fragomen’s I-9/Compliance Practice Group. She manages client accounts for several multinational and Fortune 500 companies and has worked closely with many companies to strategically develop expanded and centralized immigration programs. Ms. Jacobson counsels companies on immigration strategies, corporate compliance and visa processing for foreign national employees. She works closely with corporate clients to develop best practices for defending workplace sanctions and formulating compliance policies and is also a driving force behind several of Fragomen’s community service and pro bono initiatives.
Daniel Maranci – Boston, MA
Mr. Maranci actively partners with clients to establish immigration best practices and strategies and serves as a trusted counselor to clients on day-to-day immigration issues. He draws on his substantial knowledge of complex immigration legal issues and his experience as an immigration professional inside a multinational corporation to provide clients with the highest level of responsive, efficient and accurate service. He conducts compliance policy reviews and audits, and manages immigration processes for high-volume clients. In addition, Mr. Maranci provides pro bono counsel to a critically acclaimed and internationally renowned classical music ensemble in connection with obtaining O-1 Extraordinary Ability visas for guest musicians and artists.
Jenny Schrager – New York, NY
Ms. Schrager represents multinational corporate clients in the information technology consulting, management consulting, healthcare, energy, transportation, finance and multimedia services industries. She provides U.S.-specific counsel on all major employment-based temporary and permanent visa categories, family-based permanent resident applications and immigration compliance. Ms. Schrager is also extensively involved in pro bono work for Sanctuary for Families, a NY-based nonprofit organization dedicated to serving domestic violence victims, sex-trafficking victims and their children.
Ann Truett – Boston, MA
With over 20 years of experience in global immigration and related consulting services, Ms. Truett focuses on immigration program management and represents a wide range of Fragomen clients – from manufacturing companies to financial institutions. Ms. Truett also has led efforts that expanded the role and global footprint of Fragomen’s Global Knowledge Team, launched the Fragomen Global Reference Library and deployed enhanced versions of the firm’s Business Visa Matrix. She assisted with the management of Fragomen’s Frankfurt office in 2010 and was instrumental in establishing an international office in a key business destination as part of Fragomen’s global expansion program. In addition, Ms. Truett served as director of Global Client Implementations through 2011, successfully transitioning multiple client immigration programs to the firm.
Dan Williamson – Washington, DC
For more than 12 years, Mr. Williamson has served the firm’s individual and corporate clients across a wide range of industries, from hospitality to higher education to healthcare. He has also partnered with several high-tech startup companies and industry associations to design and implement successful immigration programs. Mr. Williamson has worked closely with several clients to expand their immigration programs to include the firm’s services outside the United States. Well known in the DC legal community, Mr. Williamson is routinely invited to lecture on immigration topics at local universities and associations.
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Steven Brotherton, managing partner of Fragomen’s Export Controls Practice Group, was recently appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”), Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (“RPTAC”), an advisory group on export controls, particularly the implementation of regulations associated with Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). With over 15 years of experience providing guidance to hundreds of U.S. corporations and academic institutions in all aspects of EAR, Mr. Brotherton is a natural addition to the committee.
Mr. Brotherton manages Fragomen’s Export Controls Practice Group with locations in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA. He counsels clients on export control laws and regulations, including compliance with the EAR, International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR"), sanctions regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC"), and matters related to the transfer of technical data or know-how to foreign persons in the United States ("deemed exports"). An accomplished export controls attorney, Mr. Brotherton is a frequent lecturer on the topic.