Adam Ketcher joined Fragomen as an Associate in 2009 and assists multinational corporations and institutions of higher education with immigrant and non-immigrant classification petitions, as well as providing assistance with citizenship matters.
Prior to joining Fragomen, Adam practiced immigration law for an immigration firm based in New York where he also provided immigration services related to removal defense and family-based immigration, in addition to employment-based immigration on behalf of employers in various industries, including information technology consultancies and software vendors, financial services providers, restaurants and hotels, and engineering and construction firms, among others.
While in law school, Adam interned with the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (New York Immigration Court) and with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Office of the Chief Counsel for the Northeast Region.
Adam has provided pro bono services to the New York City Bar Association TPS Registration Clinic (2010), served as a Volunteer Attorney for AILA Citizenship Day (2010), assisted in the representation of a client for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status before USCIS, and worked with New York City Bar Immigration Outreach Project, Pro Bono Consultations, and Catholic Charities’ Department of Immigrant & Refugee Services, Pro Bono Presentation on Employment-Based Immigration.
- Assisted in providing immigration counsel to a large firm undergoing a corporate restructuring, including updating H-1B public access files and/or filing amended visa petitions
- Successfully filed numerous petitions for immigration classification for multinational managers, and aliens of extraordinary ability in the arts or sciences
- Successfully responded to numerous lengthy and complex requests for additional evidence of eligibility for H-1B and L-1 nonimmigrant classification
- Successfully represented clients in filing motions and pursuing new and renewed applications for immigration benefits before the Immigration Court as relief from removal
- Brooklyn Law School | J.D., 2006, Edward V. Sparer Public Interest law Fellowship
- Hampshire College | B.A., 2002
- Bucknell University
Bar Admissions: New York, 2007
- Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- Co-Chair, AILA NY Chapter’s Department of Labor Committee
- Member, AILA NY Chapter’s EOIR/District Counsel/Asylum Committee
- Member, New York City Bar Association
- Member, Committee on Immigration & Nationality Law
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