WASHINGTON (July 24, 2017) – Holland & Knight Partner Leon Fresco has been named one of the Washington Business Journal's "40 Under 40" business leaders for 2017. The honorees were selected for their achievements in the business community and in community service and philanthropy.
Mr. Fresco is an immigration attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington office, where he focuses his practice on providing global immigration representation to businesses and individuals. He also represents clients in administrative law and government relations matters and has extensive appellate, commercial litigation and legislation experience. He is active on the pro bono front as well, handling pro bono immigration cases across the United States.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight in early 2017, Mr. Fresco was deputy assistant attorney general for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and head of the Office of Immigration Litigation, where he oversaw all civil immigration litigation on behalf of the U.S. government in the federal courts, leading a team of more than 300 attorneys. Previously, he served as the staff director for the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security. He was the principal advisor to Sen. Charles Schumer, chairman of the subcommittee, on all aspects of immigration law and policy and was the principal drafter of S.744, the Senate comprehensive immigration reform bill of 2013.
Read Mr. Fresco's "40 Under 40" profile here.
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