Fragomen was established in New York City in 1951. Originally known as Elmer Fried PC, the firm started out as a domestic US immigration law practice. Today the firm employs more than 1,000 individuals throughout its 38 offices within 15 countries. North American offices can be found in Boston, Chicago, Coral Gables, Dallas, Irvine, Los Angeles, Matawan, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Toronto, Troy, and Washington, DC. The firm’s Latin American office is located in San Jose, Costa Rica, while its Asia Pacific offices can be found in the cities of in Auckland, Bangalore, Beijing, Brisbane, Canberra, Hong Kong, Kochi, Melbourne, North Ryde, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, and Wellington. Fragomen has a presence in Europe through its offices in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, and Paris. Offices are also located in Dubai and Johannesburg. All offices remain connected through Fragomen’s proprietary immigration-specific technology.
The firm’s clients run the gamut from individuals and families to multinational corporations. The firm represents a range of industries including automotive; consumer goods and retail; education, research, and other non-profit institutions; energy and utilities; engineering and construction; hospitality and leisure; media and communications; pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; professional services and consulting; sports and entertainment; and technology.
Last year, Fragomen was honored as the “Corporate Immigration Law Firm of the Year 2011” by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. The firm has received this award six times in the past.