Lisa has more than two decades of experience working exclusively as a business immigration lawyer. She serves as a trusted advisor and counselor who shepherds her clients successfully through a complex, dynamic, and often bureaucratic environment, enabling her clients to achieve their immigration goals.
Lisa’s practice includes providing programmatic and strategic support to mid-cap and large multinational companies seeking to leverage the U.S. immigration system to transfer key talent to the U.S. using temporary nonimmigrant visas, as well as sponsoring others for green cards, and ultimately U.S. citizenship.
She also works regularly with in-house general counsel, corporate human resource professionals and private individuals to enable them to maintain recruiting and hiring programs that are compliant with the range of applicable governmental regulations.
Her practice also includes counseling private investors and start-up companies on the specific immigration options available to achieve their personal and business needs as they relate to their immigration status.
Drawing upon her extensive experience in the field with a range of different industries, Lisa offers her clients a broad holistic view that enables her clients to integrate and coordinate the myriad of strategic issues involved in an international assignment to the United States, including coordinating with tax and mobility professionals, and corporate human resource professionals, among others.
Danny is the current Fragomen Fellow. Sponsored full-time by Fragomen, the Fellow is embedded within the City Bar Justice Center in New York City’s Bar Association. He is charged with increasing access to pro bono immigration counsel through direct representation, community outreach, and mentoring of pro bono attorneys.
As the Fellow, Danny provides support to the Justice Center’s Refugee Assistance Project and the Immigrant Women and Children Project. He also regularly fields inquiries through the Justice Center’s legal hotline and directly represents asylum-seekers, immigration applicants, and Respondents in removal proceedings.
Danny directs and oversees the New York City Immigrant Advocacy Initiative (NYCIAI). In this capacity, he recruits, trains, and mentors volunteer immigration attorneys for immigration consultation clinics throughout New York City. He also mentors pro bono attorneys from leading law firms as well as in solo and small firm practice.
Danny has over six years of humanitarian and family-based immigration experience. Prior to joining Fragomen, Danny served as Pro Bono Coordinator at Immigration Equality, where he managed the national pro bono LGBT asylum program and was a Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representative.
During law school, Danny served as the Editor-in-Chief of the City University of New York Law Review and as an Executive Board Member of the Latin American Law School Association. He interned in the immigration units of the HIV Law Project, NYLAG, and the New York Immigration Court.
Danny worked as a pro bono coordinator for Immigration Equality from 2008 to 2010 and from 2013 to 2014.
Danny speaks English and Spanish.
Careen Shannon is a Partner based in the New York office of Fragomen Worldwide, the world’s largest law firm focusing on U.S. and global immigration law. Careen also serves as the firm’s Director of Communications, and plays a key role in managing best practices and communications for the firm in the U.S. and around the world.
A frequent speaker and writer, Careen has spoken before numerous bar associations, professional organizations, human resources groups and nonprofit immigrant advocacy organizations, and has written countless articles and blogs on immigration law topics for a variety of legal, human resources, global mobility, academic and mainstream publications. She is the co-author, with Austin T. Fragomen, Jr. and Daniel Montalvo, of a number of legal handbooks and treatises published by Thomson Reuters/West and the Practising Law Institute.
Careen is deeply dedicated to pro bono work, and in 2014 she spearheaded Fragomen’s nationwide effort to provide pro bono legal services to unaccompanied minors and to immigrant women and children detained near the U.S.-Mexico border. She serves on the Board of Directors of Safe Passage Project, a nonprofit organization in New York whose mission is to ensure that no child appears in immigration court without a lawyer.
For more than a decade (2004-2015), Careen was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she taught a survey course on U.S. immigration law, and served as Director of the Immigration Law Field Clinic and taught an associated seminar.
Careen obtained her J.D. from the public interest-oriented City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law in 1989, and her B.A. (in English, French and East Asian Studies) from Oberlin College in 1981. She studied abroad in Denmark, France and Japan, and spent a law school winter term in Cuba.
Careen is fluent in English and Danish, proficient in French, and has a working knowledge of Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish and Japanese.
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I enjoyed the multi-presenter format.
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