Industry Leader In Global Immigration Announces Election Of New Worldwide Partners

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 13:19

Fragomen Worldwide, the leading provider of global immigration services and a member of both the Am Law 100 and the Am Law Global 100, announces the election of new partners and of counsel effective October 1, 2014. Fragomen’s newly elected individuals – who include senior legal professionals from across the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East – signify the firm’s continued growth and recognition as a powerhouse in worldwide immigration services. 

The firm’s new partners and of counsel have a deep and extensive knowledge of immigration and the experience to offer highly strategic and practical advice to clients worldwide. Fragomen congratulates these Partners and Of Counsel on their promotion, and is proud of their professional achievements and important contributions to the firm and its clients. 

Brian Coughlin, partner, is based in Fragomen’s Boston office. He assists small and multinational corporate clients, chiefly in the IT consulting industry, with workforce mobility and employment authorization concerns. Brian also works with companies in diverse scientific fields, as well as within the management consulting, financial services, insurance and healthcare industries.

Karine Faure Wenger, partner, serves as corporate immigration counsel to a wide range of clients, from small domestic entities to large multinational corporations in varying industries. Based in the firm's San Diego office, she manages a growing legal team of attorneys and paralegals that provide immigration solutions to corporate clients and counsels them on all matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law, regulation, policy and compliance.

Murtaza Khan, partner, is Fragomen’s Practice Leader in the United Arab Emirates and is responsible for the provision of corporate immigration solutions throughout the Middle East and North Africa. He has extensive knowledge of immigration and related HR regulations in the region, and works with a number of large multinational companies to effectively manage large-scale outsourced corporate immigration programs.

George Koureas, partner, is based in the London office and has worked in UK immigration law for over 10 years. He has considerable experience in all areas of UK business immigration, including international transfers and hires under the Points Based System (PBS), applications under the UK Immigration Rules for high-net-worth individuals, sponsorship for companies seeking to employ non-EEA nationals, and assisting companies with establishing themselves in the UK. He is also experienced in settlement, European visa and work authorization applications, and applications for British citizenship.

Catherine Macris, partner, provides counsel on all aspects of corporate immigration, including nonimmigrant visa options and permanent residence. Based in the firm’s New York office, she has significant experience representing clients in various industries, including consulting, tax, audit, financial advisory, financial services, insurance, fashion design and computer software.

Anna Morzy, partner, is based in the firm’s Chicago office. Her practice focuses on advising multinational corporations, U.S. employers and foreign nationals regarding U.S. immigration law and compliance. She is experienced in managing EB-5 Immigrant Investor matters for individuals and groups establishing commercial enterprises in the U.S., and in managing immigration strategy matters for entrepreneurs and technology start-ups. Anna is the president of the Polish American Chamber of Commerce and is on the steering committee of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition.

Francesca Moschetta, partner, practices in the firm’s New York office. Francesca joined Fragomen as an associate in 2005 and is admitted to the Bar in New York and New Jersey. Francesca currently represents multinational corporate clients in the financial services and management consulting industries on all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence and citizenship.
Kristi Nevarez, partner, is based in the firm's Santa Clara office. For over 17 years, she has advised clients in matters of corporate business immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, labor certifications and adjustments of status. Kristi has served as corporate immigration counsel to emerging and mid-sized clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, consumer products, civil engineering and the legal services sector. In 2010, Kristi briefly stepped aside from her practice to serve as the Congressional Assistant and Immigration Policy Advisor to Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Immigration Subcommittee. The experience provided Kristi with first-hand insight into the policy development of complex immigration laws at the highest levels.

Charlotte Slocombe, partner, is based in Fragomen's London office. Charlotte oversees the consular and document practice, focusing on U.S. consular services out of the EMEA region. The practice also has oversight of other consular jurisdictions, and the business visa group and document services teams out of Europe.  

Cheryl Escario-Pash, of counsel, serves as corporate immigration and strategic counsel to small, mid-sized and large Fortune 500 companies, as well as individuals and emerging companies. Cheryl has represented clients in an array of global industries, including leading high-technology companies, consumer product manufacturers, preeminent biopharmaceutical firms, multinational energy and aluminum suppliers, leaders in renewable energy sources and international engineering and architectural firms. Based in Fragomen’s Santa Clara office, Cheryl partners with corporate clients to effectively manage their in-house immigration programs, and manages a team of experienced legal professionals responsible for meeting the employment-based immigration needs of these clients.