Full Name
Edward Raleigh
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Speaker Bio
As one of the firm’s go-to lawyers when a client needs a courtroom attorney, Eddie’s practice focuses on cross-border investigations, U.S. immigration disputes and programmatic immigration advice. He has spent more than a decade counseling individuals and companies in highly regulated communities, such as securities, healthcare, tax, federal contracting and technology.

Eddie has walked both corporate and individual clients through all stages of regulatory and criminal enforcement investigations. These matters have included mandatory and voluntary disclosures of wrongdoing, vicarious corporate liability, forfeiture allegations and criminal investigations. He represents some of the largest users of U.S. business immigration programs and other publicly traded companies in immigration-related government enforcement investigations, ranging from administrative enforcement proceedings to grand jury investigations and asset forfeiture cases. Eddie has also conducted dozens of internal investigations and due diligence audits for companies into criminal and other serious allegations, such as employment of unauthorized workers, visa fraud, identity theft and visa misuse and abuse.

He advises some of the world’s largest and most valuable companies on complex areas of global mobility, including how to navigate some of the most complex questions of immigration program management. Eddie also provides wide-angle, risk-based advice for clients who find themselves at the intersection of significant events or complex regulatory schemes. Examples include COVID-19 responses, evaluating how changing educational trends will affect immigration program management and how the broader economic outlook shifts clients’ risk profiles. Eddie has also defended numerous I-9 and Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) investigations and defended companies before Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) in immigration-related employment discrimination cases.

Eddie’s boardroom experience includes serving as the Legal Counsel to the Maryland Republican Party. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Washington College Alumni Association, where he was previously the Secretary and is currently Chair-Elect. Eddie is also a member of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and serves on GBTA’s Government Relations Committee.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Eddie spent six years representing companies and individuals in complex civil litigation and enforcement proceedings, including federal criminal jury trials. Eddie previously worked at an Am Law 100 firm and a boutique white collar defense firm. He served as a Legal Intern at the New York County District Attorney’s Office in 2010.
Edward Raleigh