Hugh Thistlethwaite is a Partner in the New York office, where he practices exclusively in the field of immigration and nationality law. Hugh began working at Fragomen as a Law Clerk in 2004 and joined the firm as an Associate from 2005 until 2007.
After briefly working as an Associate in the Immigration Department of a multi-practice Manhattan law firm, Hugh returned to Fragomen in 2008. Hugh currently advises insurance and financial services companies on issues involving employment-based temporary and permanent visa categories, family-based permanent residence applications, and U.S. citizenship applications.
During law school, Hugh was an Associate Editor for the New York Law School Law Review. He was also a member of the Justice John Marshall Harlan Scholars Program and the Justice Action Center and received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Proficiency in Constitutional Law.
Past and current clients include companies in the IT services, finance and banking, consumer products, news, market research, publishing, hospitality, and luxury goods industries as well as universities and hospitals
Assisted prominent musicians, actors, athletes, and business leaders in obtaining “extraordinary ability” classification
New York Law School | J.D., 2005, summa cum laude
New York University | B.A., 1999, cum laude
Bar Admissions: New York
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member, Association for the Bar of the City of New York