Ruth Spillane

Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP 

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El Camino Real 11238
San Diego 92130 CA US

Ruth Spillane is an Associate Attorney with Fragomen’s San Diego office where she has worked since 2008. Ruth’s current practice focuses on the representation of large corporate clients, including employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions, immigrant petitions, adjustment of status applications, outstanding researcher and EB-1 petitions and PERM applications.

She currently focuses on the management of the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs for a Fortune 500 global telecommunications company and smaller-sized industry leaders, providing assistance and guidance related to immigration policy decisions.

Ruth is a volunteer attorney for the Casa Cornelia Law Center where she assists with the preparation of VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) petitions for immigrant victims of domestic violence and U visa petitions to provide temporary immigration benefits to victims of qualifying criminal activity.


  • Coordinated and managed the H-1B Cap filings for large corporations as well as smaller-sized clients
  • Oversaw the PERM program for clients, including providing guidance relative to policy decisions, updates on procedures and trends, and coordinating and training with corporate clients’ internal immigration teams
  • Managed the oversight of mergers and acquisitions projects for a large corporate client, including coordinating requisite filings with internal teams, communication to employees and developing strategies for complex cases
  • Developed numerous legal memoranda on complex immigration topics for a wide variety of corporate clients
  • Prepared and reviewed complex outstanding researcher petitions and extraordinary ability petitions for scientists and engineers


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law | Juris Doctor, 2008
  • Florida Atlantic University | Bachelor of Arts, 2004

Bar Admissions: California


  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member, California Bar Association
  • Member, San Diego Bar Association
  • Member, Lawyers Club of San Diego


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