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Washington DC 20005
United States
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1101 15th St NW STE 700
Washington DC 20005
United States
Bo is a Partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office, and leads the firm's Government Strategies and Compliance Group. He provides strategic immigration advice to a range of clients that includes corporations, hospitals and research institutions, universities, trade associations, international media outlets, and individuals facing complex immigration problems. He has long experience in helping clients identify and drive policy solutions; has guided clients through complex immigration strategy challenges, including through interactions with the agencies and with consulates around the world; and has represented clients in large-scale federal audits and investigations.
Before entering private practice, Bo served as General Counsel of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) from 1999 to 2003. He directed a legal program of 700 attorneys in 56 offices across the nation. He served in this capacity during two Administrations, advising the Commissioner of the INS, the Attorney General of the United States, the White House, other Executive Branch agencies, and the U.S. Congress on all aspects of U.S. immigration law. Bo also has extensive federal litigation experience, including several years as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice.
Bo has testified frequently before the U.S. Congress, and has made many television, radio, and print media appearances, including the PBS Newshour, Sixty Minutes, Nightline, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, BBC Radio, CBC Radio, and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” Bo was involved in negotiating immigration-related agreements between the U.S. and other governments, and has acted as a U.S. delegate to international organizations.
Bo also has an extensive pro bono practice, addressing asylum, Convention Against Torture, and a wide range of other immigration issues for clients in need of donated legal services. He has appeared as amicus in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court; has served as an expert witness in federal litigation surrounding the reach of federal and state authority over immigration; and has advised the Department of Homeland Security through a Homeland Security Advisory Committee task force.
Bar Admissions: Louisiana
Practice Limited to Federal Immigration & Nationality Law
Named to "Washington D.C. Trailblazers", The National Law Journal, 2020
Named a Thought Leader: Corporate Immigration, Who’s Who Legal, 2020 to 2022
Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2011 to 2023
Listed in Chambers USA, 2008 to 2022
Listed in Chambers Global, 2010 to 2020
Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration, 2010, 2012 to 2022
Listed in Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers, 2020
Named to “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys – Immigration,” Human Resource Executive Magazine/Lawdragon, 2012 to 2019
Named to the “Top 20 Lawyers in Immigration Law,” Human Resource Executive Magazine/Lawdragon, 2012 to 2019
Listed in Best Lawyers in Washington DC, 2011 to 2017
Named to “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys – Top 15 for Immigration Law,” Human Resource Executive Magazine, 2010 to 2011
Given the Commissioner’s Exceptional Service Award, 2000, 2002
Public Interest/Public Service Faculty Fellow, University of Michigan Law School
Fellow in Law and Government and Adjunct Professor, Washington College of Law at American University
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law Center
Law Clerk to the Chief Justice, High Court of American Samoa
Speaker, “An Economic Crisis Building: What this Means for Your Immigration Program.” Worldwide ERC 2022 Global Workforce Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, 27 October 2022.
Co-author, “Business Immigration Law & Practice.” Two-volume treatise, American Immigration Lawyers Association publications, July 2011 (2nd Edition, 2017).
Author, “The Prospects for Immigration Reform Legislation.” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Magazine, March 2014.
Author, “The Future of Skilled Migration to the United States.” U.S. News, November 2013.
Author, “Skilled Immigration at a Global Crossroads: The U.S. Example.” Mobility, October 2013.
Author, “Truths and Myths About The Senate Immigration Bill.” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Magazine, June 2013.
Co-author, “High-Skilled Immigration Reform: What Does the Future Hold?” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Special Section: Immigration, April 2013.
Author, “Q&A: Fragomen's Bo Cooper on Immigration Reform's Potential Impact on Firm and Clients.” The American Lawyer Daily, January 29, 2013.
Author, “Immigration Reform Prospects for 2013.” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Magazine, January 2013.
Author, “The Supreme Court Speaks Out On Immigration.” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Magazine, November 2012.
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1101 15th St NW STE 700
Washington DC 20005
United States
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Partner David Crawford is quoted in El Mercurio, a Chilean newspaper, about Canada’s recent announcement to attract more migrants to the country.
Blog post
In this blog, Senior Manager Ana Bessa Santos provides an overview of upcoming changes regarding Swiss immigration policy moving into 2023.
Awards
Partner Nadine Goldfoot is shortlisted in the "Human Leader of the Year" category of the TLC Lions – Being Human Awards 2023.
Blog post
In this blog, Senior Managers Shanaz Haque and Gemma Hyslop, Senior Associate Adam Hickling and Trainee Solicitor Ali Ali discuss key factors for employers when considering the level of financial support they provide to current and prospective employees submitting UK visa applications. 
Media mentions
Partner Kathy Khol shares input on how foreign nationals, accounting for 2-30% of workers at tech companies, are impacted by the industry-wide layoffs. 
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Partner Kevin Miner comments on the significant delays in processing visa applications in India, with wait times up to 999 days for visitor visas.
Media mentions
Canada has announced record immigration goals and Partner David Crawford discussed what this means for migrants from India with The Times of India.
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Fragomen joins award winners across 40 practice areas and for more than 75 countries, recognised by Who’s Who Legal for its 2022 WWL Awards.
Media mentions
Partner Chad Ellsworth discusses potential employment opportunities for H-1B visa holders and the impact of layoffs on those workers in this Bloomberg Law article.
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Darren Gibson, a leader in workforce planning and global mobility, joins Fragomen as partner.
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Tech workers holding H-1B visas may face additional hurdles in order to remain in the United States following large-scale layoffs in the industry. Partner Audrea Golding offers advice to visa holders in this Law360 article.
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Director Kathleen O’Donnell and our partners from Talent Beyond Boundaries outline the progress of The Displaced Talent Mobility pilot in Scottish Legal News.
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