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Frida P. Glucoft

Partner, through her Professional Corporation - los angeles


Inmigración . . . גֵּר (Gēr) . . . L'immigration . . . words for immigration in Spanish, Hebrew, and French respectively. Three languages spoken by Frida Glucoft, though not terribly surprising considering she was born in Israel and raised in France and Mexico before landing in the U.S. But Frida’s multi-cultural perspective does not stop with her linguistic skills. Her “International Woman of Mystery” persona extends well beyond that and is captured in how she lives her life.

The effervescent, and seemingly boundless, energy that radiates from Frida is rooted in a thirst for embracing different cultures. While many people enjoy traveling, Frida has a tendency to find herself in exotic locations like Iceland, Patagonia, the jungles of Belize, Jakarta, and Uruguay. When asked about “why Uruguay” she responds, with her signature casualness, “I thought it would be a nice place to celebrate New Year’s . . . they have great dancing”.

People from around the world arrive in the United States every day seeking a steward of the law . . . someone to help them navigate the complexities of becoming a US citizen. The practice of immigration law knows no boundaries, both literally and figuratively. Suffice to say, Frida embodies a similar perspective in her absorption of different cultures through her “internationally flavored” adventures, making her an empathetic and worldly advisor to all she serves.


Legal Expertise

Immigration and nationality law with an emphasis on employer obligations and responsibilities. Counseling multi-national corporations, small businesses, and individuals on a wide variety of immigration matters, including immigration requirements during corporate reorganizations, transfer of executives, managers, professionals and technicians, temporary work permits and permanent residence applications, and immigration-related security matters. Counseling employers on I9 and LCA audits. Documentation for international manufacturers and R&D companies doing business and trade in the United States. 

Representative Matters

  • Successfully prosecuted appeals for a motion picture studio to qualify a director of photography, editor, production designer, and lighting specialist for employment visas to film in the U.S. 
  • Represented major international petroleum, data communications, entertainment, healthcare, and consumer products companies concerning transfers of critical foreign managerial, professional, and technical personnel to U.S. offices. 
  • Successfully defended clients in Department of Labor, OFCCP, Wage and Hour, and Immigration audits.
  • Assisted clients in significant reductions of fines in context of H1B visa audits and employer compliance and conducted CLE-authorized webinars regarding employer compliance and employer obligations in the H1B and non-immigrant visa context.
  • Counseled clients on immigration enforcement issues and E-Verify regulations at the Federal and State level.
  • Represented clients in various industries in ICE audits of Forms I9 and negotiations of fine reductions.
  • Prepared and filed thousands of P-1, O-1, and EB-1 petitions for artists, athletes and entertainers and fashion designers.
  • Prepared and filed numerous EB-1 petitions for multinational executives, outstanding researchers, and extraordinary ability individuals.
  • Assisted corporate clients in responses to various Department of Labor (DOL) Audit responses in both the H-1B and PERM contexts.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America© in Immigration Law (2009-2024)
  • "Lawyer of the Year" Honoree, Best Lawyers in America© (2020) 
  • “Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration 2015," Who’s Who Legal (2015)
  • "Leading Immigration Lawyers in California," Chambers USA (2013, and 2014)
  • "Top 5% of lawyers in Southern California," Southern California Super Lawyers (2004-2017)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional, Business and civic Affiliations

  • Chair, MSK Immigration Department
  • Pacific Council on International Policy (2006 - present), Global Security Committee
  • Association of Immigration and Nationality Lawyers 
  • President's Circle, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Prints, and Drawings Council 




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Events & Speaking Engagements


  • California
  • U.S. District Court
  •     Central District of California


University of California Los Angeles School of Law, J.D.

University of Southern California, B.A.; Phi Beta Kappa


  • Fluent in Spanish and Hebrew
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