Biography

Fatima G. Khan has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law since 2003 and is a member of Lewis Rice's Immigration/Inmigración Practice Group. Fatima has significant experience in a broad range of immigration law, including employment-based and family-based immigration matters. She works closely with HR personnel, managers, and executives, providing all types of business immigration services for a wide variety of clients ranging from large multi-national corporations, publically traded and closely held corporations, non-profits, religious institutions, hospitals, and universities, to small employers and start-ups. Fatima provides immigration services across diverse sectors of industry, including engineering, information technology, healthcare, education, finance, scientific research, architecture, construction and manufacturing companies.

Fatima strives to provide a tailored and highly personalized service to meet the unique needs of her clients, while helping them navigate through a myriad of increasingly complex immigration processes, often counseling corporate clients who have no prior experience in sponsoring foreign national employees. She assists with stateside as well as consular processing for nonimmigrant work visa classifications, including, but not limited to H, L, E, TN and R visas; and she also assists with immigrant visa (green card) processing including PERM, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 applications for permanent residency.

In her representation of corporate clients on workplace compliance and due-diligence issues, Fatima assists with I-9 matters as well as audits conducted by the Department of Labor or the Department of Homeland Security. She also assists corporate clients involved in mergers and acquisitions to ensure that foreign employees involved in a corporate reorganization maintain their immigration status. Additionally, Fatima assists with applications for family-based sponsorship, including marital and K-1 filings, as well as naturalization matters, and she has prior experience with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), waivers of inadmissibility, asylum, and removal proceeding matters. 

Fatima’s attention to detail, genuine passion for the practice of immigration law, and drive to achieve great results and find temporary and long-term solutions for her clients sets her apart from other immigration practitioners. She frequently speaks and writes about immigration issues and provides training to her clients. Fatima is also dedicated to community service and serves on the board of various bar associations and civic organizations in St. Louis.

In 2001, Fatima received the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship, a distinguished transatlantic program with work placement in the German Ministry of Justice in Berlin and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Sub-Office in Nuremburg. Fatima is conversational in German and Hindi/Urdu. She also maintains basic skills in American Sign Language.

Practice Areas

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., 2001)
    • Editor, Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law
  • Saint Louis University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1998)
    • Political Science, German Studies
    • Dean's List

Legal Background

  • Associate, Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen & Loewy (2011-2012)
  • Associate, Law Offices of Susan Fortino-Brown (2009-2011)
  • Associate, Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. (2004-2007)
  • Associate, Lichtenegger, Weiss & Fetterhoff, LLC (2002-2004)

Professional Affiliations

  • President, South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (2021-present)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Immigration Law Committee (2018-present)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (2004-present)
  • AILA Chicago Chapter-CBP Liaison Committee (2011-2012)
  • Treasurer, Pakistani-American Bar Association of Chicago (PABA) (2009-2011)
  • Delegate, North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) (2011)
  • AILA Chicago Chapter-USCIS District Director Liaison Committee (2009-2010)

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board member, World Affairs Council of St. Louis
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations St. Louis Committee
  • Attorney volunteer, Cyriac D. Kappil Legal Clinic, Chicago, IL

Honors & Awards

  • Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, Germany