Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy

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Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Headquarters New York City, U.S.
Date founded 1951
Founder Austin Fragomen Jr.
Company type Limited liability partnership
Website
www.fragomen.com

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP is an International Law firm with headquarters in New York, established in 1951 and specialized in providing a range of immigration law services to corporate and individual clients, and is recognized [1] as the world's largest law firm that focuses its practice solely on global immigration law.

Offices[2][edit]

Fragomen Worldwide has more than 40 offices in 20 countries. Each office is established either as a law firm or an immigration consultancy, in accordance with applicable local law and regulation. Offices are located in:

AMERICAS

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Irvine, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Matawan, NJ
  • México D.F. (Mexico City), Mexico
  • New York, NY
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Silicon Valley, CA
  • San José, Costa Rica
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Troy, MI
  • Washington, DC

ASIA PACIFIC

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Bangalore, India
  • Beijing, China
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Kochi, India
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Perth, Australia
  • Shanghai, China
  • Singapore
  • Sydney, Australia

EUROPE

  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Zurich, Switzerland

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

  • Doha, Qatar
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nairobi, Kenya

The firm is associated with numerous entities worldwide including Fragomen Global Immigration Services, LLC and Fragomen Global, LLP; all of which are collectively known more commonly as "Fragomen Worldwide."

Fragomen Worldwide provide services in over 100 countries.

Areas of Service[3][edit]

Fragomen Worldwide is best known for providing immigration-related legal services and advice to multinational corporations, small/mid-sized businesses, individuals and their family members.

Services provided vary by country. Below is a top-level list of some of the services provided:

  • Audit & Compliance
  • Business Visa (and proprietary technology)
  • Consular Services
  • Document Services
  • Employment Verification, I-9/IRCA (and proprietary technology)
  • Export Control
  • General Advisory Services
  • Government Strategy
  • Immigration Program Structure and Support
  • Investment Visa/EB-5 Visa
  • Work Permits and Authorizations

Audit by the Department of Labor[edit]

In June 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it would audit all permanent labor certifications filed by Fragomen, Del Rey alleging “improper attorney involvement” in the consideration of U.S. worker applicants.[4][5] In August 2008, Fragomen filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor. Fragomen categorically denied the allegations and asserted the Department's actions were unlawful and an unconstitutional denial of their clients’ right to counsel. Soon thereafter, in September 2008, the Department terminated its special audit.[6] In November 2008, the Department and Fragomen filed a Joint Settlement Stipulation and Order and case dismissal. The settlement included the Department's cancellation of all special audits of pending PERM cases, and the immediate return of all cases to the normal processing queue.

Firm's historical timeline[7][edit]

1951 Firm originally established as Elmer Fried P.C. in New York City
1978 Opened second office in Washington, DC
1979 Opened Florida and San Francisco offices
1980 Opened Los Angeles office
1985 Opened Chicago office
1988 Opened New Jersey office
1995 Opened office in Silicon Valley
1997 Opened Troy and Irvine offices
1998 Opened Dallas office
1999 Opened first international office in Brussels
2002 Opened offices in Boston, Hong Kong & Singapore
2003 Opened offices in London and Frankfurt; and expanded the firm globally with the acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers's Australia immigration practice, establishing offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane
2004 Expanded US presence with the acquisition of Hirson, Wexler & Perl in San Diego and Irvine
2005 Opened Wellington, New Zealand office
2006 Opened Shanghai and Canberra offices
2007 Opened Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kochi, Dubai, Philadelphia, San Jose and Costa Rica offices
2008 Opened offices in Beijing, Toronto
2008 Acquired the immigration practice of Littler Mendelson and established a Phoenix office
2009 Opened Johannesburg office
2011 Opened Auckland, New Zealand,
2012 Opened Atlanta, Guangzhou, China, São Paulo (Brazil), Belo Horizonte (Brazil) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) offices

2013 Opened Zurich, Switzerland office; Mexico City office

2014 Opened Houston, Kenya and Malaysia and expanded Dallas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP". 
  2. ^ "Home | Fragomen Worldwide". Fragomen Worldwide. Retrieved 2016-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Services | Fragomen Worldwide". Fragomen Worldwide. Retrieved 2016-02-12. 
  4. ^ Department of Labor, 'U.S. Department of Labor auditing all permanent labor certification applications filed by major immigration law firm,' June 2, 2008.https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/pdf/PERM_Guidance_Final_082908.pdf
  5. ^ https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/pdf/PERM_Guidance_Final_082908.pdf
  6. ^ Mark Hamblett, 'Labor Department Drops Green Card Audit of Nation's Largest Immigration Law Firm,' New York Law Journal, September 19, 2008.
  7. ^ "Fragomen Worldwide | Fragomen Worldwide". Fragomen Worldwide. Retrieved 2016-02-12. 

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