Safe Passage Project Featured Attorney: John Carter

Safe Passage, May 4, 2016

John Carter, Esq., Partner at Fragomen Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
John Carter, Esq., Partner at Fragomen Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Mr. Carter has practiced in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law for over 20 years. He graduated from the Suffolk University Law School in 1986. He is now a managing partner at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP and has worked at the firm for 27 years. Mr. Carter represents multinational corporations in a wide range of industries and provides them with counseling on all matter involving U.S. immigration and nationality law. Further, he works closely with his corporate clients’ Office of General Counsel and corporate human resource department to design and implement visa strategies and programs focused on client service, immigration compliance and case management. Mr. Carter is also a frequent speaker at immigration and human resource organizations.

Mr. Carter became involved with the Safe Passage Project at the end of 2014, when the United States received a historic 68,000 children at its borders. He understood that lawyers have a very positive impact on children’s lives in terms of a successful representation and so he decided to volunteer as a pro bono attorney. He wanted to provide effective legal representation to children who otherwise would not have free representation.

Mr. Carter explains that he wanted to work with the Safe Passage Project because Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP has had such a long and productive relationship with Safe Passage Project. He decided to represent several child clients. He considers himself very lucky to have worked with such great children. Right after graduating college, he worked at a middle school and so working with Safe Passage clients reminds him of how rewarding it is to work with kids. Further, he says he appreciates that the Safe Passage staff has been very supportive of all his work. He says, “Desiree Hernandez is a treat to work with; she’s knowledgeable, warm and friendly.”

“John is an inspiration to us all,” says Careen Shannon, a Fragomen partner who is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Safe Passage Project. “It is rare for a senior partner in a major law firm to play such a hands-on role in taking on individual pro bono cases.”

Mr. Carter has been pivotal to his clients’ cases because without him, they would not be well on their way to securing legal status. We want to thank Mr. Carter for all the hard work he has done for his clients and for being an exemplary attorney in the corporate community and in the pro bono community.