Fakhoury Global Immigration USA, PC (FGI), is an AV-ranked firm with Martindale-Hubbell and one of the largest independently owned business-based immigration law firms in the United States. FGI’s clients represent many of the world’s innovative brands in the automotive, IT, engineering, architecture, and health care industries. Fakhoury Global Immigration’s motto is: Global Vision, Personal Attention. FGI provide clients with the most comprehensive legal immigration services available while tailoring them to their specific needs.
Rami D. Fakhoury is the founder and Managing Director of Fakhoury Global Immigration USA, PC (FGI). FGI both embodies his life-long belief in immigrants’ vital role in the U.S. economy and advances his goal of helping businesses to fulfil their talent needs. A published author and editor, he has also organized informational sessions and webinars for businesses, universities and other stakeholders worldwide. Mr. Fakhoury has received multiple recognitions including being named a Fellow of the American Bar Association, a Leading Lawyer and Equity Member of the Alliance Business Immigration Lawyers for 2018, a Global Immigration Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal, Super Lawyers 2017, and a Global Detroit Champion Award in 2016.
Timothy D’Arduini is an associate in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Employment & Benefits practice focusing on global mobility and immigration. He assists Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, healthcare, insurance, defense and information technology industries to develop and execute global mobility strategies for their work corps. Tim has experience with business visitor, work permit and resident permit requirements in multiple jurisdictions including Brazil, Canada, China, Iraq and the United Kingdom. He also has advised multinational corporations on the impact of corporate transactions on work and resident permit holders on assignment in jurisdictions across the globe.
He has deep knowledge of the legal requirements and procedures for processing nonimmigrant visas, PERM Labor Certification applications, immigrant visas, adjustment of status applications, naturalization applications and waivers of admissibility before the Department of Labor, US Citizenship & Immigration Services and the Department of State. He also has significant experience with O-1 nonimmigrant and EB 1A immigrant visa petitions (extraordinary ability) for business executives, research scientists, award-winning television screenwriters, actors, musicians and chefs.
Tim has been involved with US District Court for the District of Columbia and US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit litigations on issues involving the interpretation of L-1B (specialized knowledge) and H-2B (temporary non-agricultural workers) regulations.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Tim served as a Law Clerk for Senior Associate Justice Jaynee LaVecchia of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey and as a Marsha Wenk Public Interest Law Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. He also has extensive experience working in multidisciplinary and boutique law firm practices, as well as at immigration legal services organizations.
Elsa Ayoub's practice focuses exclusively on business immigration law.
She represents multinational corporations and individuals with respect to doing business and working in the United States in a wide range of industries and in the transfer of foreign national executives, managers, professionals, investors, and performing artists to the United States. Elsa also counsels individuals, who have demonstrated extraordinary ability in their field of endeavor.
She has an exceptional record in advising companies with respect to the best short- and long-term visa strategies for their specific needs.
Elsa was born in Lebanon, grew up in Europe, and attended law school in Paris where she obtained a Master's Degree in Private International Law. She then moved to the United States where she obtained a Master of Laws in International Legal Studies from the American University's Washington College of Law in D.C. Elsa was selected to Rising Stars in the New York Metro Area by Super Lawyers for the past six years. She is fluent in French, Spanish and Arabic.
Elsa is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and is admitted to practice law before the Courts of the State of New York.