Date(s) - 01/18/2017
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Holland & Knight
31 West 52nd Street (between Fifth Avenue & Avenue of the Americas)
New York, NY, ,
Careen Shannon is a Partner based in Fragomen’s New York office, and also serves as the firm’s Director of Communications. In this capacity, she plays a key role in managing best practices and communications for the firm in the U.S. and around the world. She is also a member of the firm’s Marketing Committee, Worldwide Standards and Knowledge Committee and Pro Bono Committee.
Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Careen was a Pro Se Law Clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; a Staff Attorney at The Legal Aid Society (Juvenile Rights Division); an attorney in private practice (focusing on immigration law and family law); and a Legal Editor of immigration publications at Matthew Bender & Co.
A frequent speaker and writer, Careen has spoken before numerous bar associations, professional organizations and human resources groups, and has written countless articles on immigration law topics for a variety of legal and human resources publications. She is the co-author, with Austin T. Fragomen, Jr. and Daniel Montalvo, of a number of legal handbooks published by Thomson Reuters/West and the Practising Law Institute.
Careen maintains an active pro bono practice, and since August 2014 has led the U.S. firm’s nationwide effort to provide pro bono legal services to unaccompanied minors and to detained immigrant women and children from Central America.
Careen is fluent in English and Danish, proficient in French, and has a working knowledge of Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish and Japanese.