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Jonathan Agins Grode

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Jonathan A. Grode directs the immigration law practice for Green and Spiegel in the U.S. He assists startup companies, professional workers, artists, entertainers and researchers with all aspects of immigrant and non-immigrant employment visas. He also works with EB-5 visas and regional centers on various immigration issues. His experience also includes dealing with enforcement actions brought by the DOL and ICE. As an Adjunct Professor at Temple Law, Mr. Grode teaches Advising Multinational Corporations and Business Immigration Law. He also Co-Chairs the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Immigration and Human Trafficking Administrative Committee. He has over 16 years of experience in the field of business immigration law.

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Languages spoken: Italian

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  1. Immigration: 100%

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  • Ricky Anthony Palladino

    I fully endorse Jonathon Grode as an immigration law specialist. Jonathon is a fabulous lawyer who knows how to get things done. He has connections across the world that will benefit all of his clients. Anyone who has him as a lawyer is very lucky.

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  • Dana T. Davidson

    Jonathan Grode is an amazing immigration attorney. He is experienced, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable about immigration law. I highly recommend this lawyer.

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Contact info

Green and Spiegel U.S.

1524 Delancey Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19102

GREEN AND SPIEGEL LLC

56 Pine St
Suite 3A
Providence, RI, 02903

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200904/02/2016
NJAdministrative - Not authorized to practice200907/15/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Guest SpeakerUSCIS Naturalization Ceremony - Abington Senior High School2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Special Achievement Award: commitment to mock trial competitionPennsylvania Bar Association2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Accommodation: pro bono efforts, high school mock trialPennsylvania Bar Association2012
LEAP - Huey R. Burkett Service AwardTemple University - James E. Beasley School of Law2008
The Nat N. Wolfson Memorial Award in Real PropertyTemple University - James E. Beasley School of Law2008
The David Adamany AwardTemple University - James E. Beasley School of Law2008
Albert J. Bricklin Memorial AwardTemple University - James E. Beasley School of Law2008
Greg R. Wiegand ’98 Memorial Fund AwardTemple University - James E. Beasley School of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
US Practice DirectorGreen and Spiegel LLC2012 - Present
Adjunct Professor of LawTemple University James E. Beasley School Of Law2010 - Present
Senior AssociateGoldblum & Hess, PC2003 - 2012
Legal AssistantLaw Offices of Richard S. Goldstein2000 - 2003
Legal AssistantRosner & Associates Co., L.P.A1999 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Philadelphia chapter)Co-Chair, CBP Committee2015 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Immigration and Human Trafficking Administrative CommitteeManagement Co-Chair2015 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionWorking Group Leader, Anti-Human Trafficking Resourse Database2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionAnnual Mock Trial Philadelphia Regional Tournament2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNational Chapter Student Outreach Committee2014 - Present
French American Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia ChapterBoard of Directors2014 - Present
National High School Mock Trial AssociationMember, Case Writing Committee2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember, Human Trafficking Task Force2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNominating Committee, Philadelphia Chapter2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionAnnual Conference Track Coordinator2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionCo-chair, Immigration Committee2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember, Immigration Committee2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Statewide High School Mock Trial CompetitionExecutive Board Member2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Court CompetitionPresiding Judge2006 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionHost Committee, 2015 Annual Conference2014 - 2015
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionLiaison to Business Section, Human Trafficking Task Force2014 - 2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Philadelphia chapter)Chair Emeritus, New Members Division2014 - 2015
American Bar AssociationParticipant, Leadership Development Program2014 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Philadelphia Section)Co-Chair, Annual March CLE2012 - 2012
International Association of Young LawyersPresident, Immigration Commission2011 - 2012
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember, Marketing Committee2011 - 2012
Drexel University College Mock Trial CompetitionPresiding Judge2011 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNMD National Nominating Committee2011 - 2013
University of Pennsylvania’s Quaker Classic College Mock Trial CompetitionPresiding Judge2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Philadelphia chapter)Co-Chair, New Members Division2010 - 2014
Good Shepard Mediation Center, Philadelphia, PABoard Member2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Robinson v. Grande (Berks County C.C.P., Docket No. 10-15643)Settlement
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section NewsletterIn the Eye of the Visa Holder2016
Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial CompetitionLilienthal Insurance, Inc. v. Natural Habitat Preserve (Topic: Personal Injury Insurance Claim Drones)2016
American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section NewsletterManaging Unintended Consequences of Immigration Reform2015
Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial CompetitionCommonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Harper Marmalard (Topic: 1st Degree Murder and Hazing)2015
Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial CompetitionKelly Simon, As Administrator of the Estate of Jordan Simon v. Ruffed Grouse High School, LLC. (Topic: Wrongful Death & High School Duty of Care)2014
Control Systems Integrators Association NewsletterThe Politics of Compliance2014
AILA Law Student NewsletterTemporary Protective Status and Ebola (with Andrew Rodgers)2014
America Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter. Volume 42, Number 3Changing Immigration Regulations Raise Employment Issues2014
AILA New Member Division E-News. Vol. 6. Issue 3O-1B: For More than Traditional Artists (with Alex Varghese)2014
Control Systems Integrators Association NewsletterThe Politics of Compliance2014
2014 National High School Mock Court Competition. WisconsinEstate of George Romero v. Ashley Williams (Topic: Wrongful Death, Espionage)2014
Global Sports Integration BlogQuoted in: The P-1 Visa And Suk-Min Yoon: How the Pitcher Will Get His Visa2014
ABA Labor and Employment Law Section 7th Annual ConferenceImmigration Action – the Civil Side of Employing Foreign Nationals2013
Legal IntelligencerQuoted in: Immigrant Investor Program Gets Watchful Eye2013
Newsworks (WHYY)Quoted in: H-1B Visas are Hot Again, for Philly Firms too.2013
ABA New Member Division E-NewsAvoiding Stumbling Blocks in Acquiring TN Status2013
The Labor Lawyer: A Journal of Ideas and Developments in Labor and Employment LawRepresenting Corporate Clients: Managing Immigration Risk for “Compliant” Employers2013
Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial CompetitionCommonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Tatum Zillias (Topic: 3rd Degree Murder through Reckless Endangerment)2013
Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 18th Annual Employment Law InstituteOpening Pandora’s Box: Immigration Issues Affecting Labor Lawyers2012
National High School Mock Court Competition (New Mexico)United States v. Rawley Winsor (Topic: Murder for Hire, False Claims Act)2012
Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial CompetitionThe Wisawe Chapter of Friends of Bog Turtle v. ZenoPharma, Inc. (Topic: Permanent Injunction Based on Violation of the Endangered Species Act)2012
Press of Atlantic CityQuoted in: Egg Harbor Township officials see foreign investment as solution for West Atlantic City2011
AILA PERM Labor Cert GuideEmployer-Related Issues to Spot Before Commencing a PERM Case2011
AILA New Member Division E-News. Vol 3. Issue 43 Practice Pointers for Employment-based Green Card Sponsorship2011
Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial CompetitionThe Estate of Simone Langston v. Lefu Harrision. (Topic: Consent to Medical Procedures)2011
AILA New Member Division E- News. Vol 3. Issue 1Organizing CLE Events for Your NMD2011
National High School Mock Court Competition (Philadelphia, PA)Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Maddox Hale. (Topic: First Amendment)2010
New York State Bar Annual Conference PublicationEverything You Didn’t Know you Needed to Know About Performing Due Diligence Regarding Immigration Status in Corporate Acquisitions / Mergers (But Were Afraid to Ask)2010
Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial CompetitionCommonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Legan Arabach. (Topic: 3rd Degree Murder & Ponzi Scheme Fraud)2010
Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial CompetitionThe Estate of Jaya Hansbra v. Planes, Park and Polish LLC. (Topic: Respondeat Superior Driving Under the Influence)2009
David Stanton Manual on Labor Certification, 4th Ed. p.113. AILAEmployer-Related Issues to Spot Before Commencing a PERM Case2009
The Labor Lawyer: A Journal of Ideas and Developments in Labor and Employment Law, Vol. 24, Number 2, p.223Representing Corporate Clients: A New Union between Labor, Immigration and Criminal Counsel2008
Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial CompetitionCommonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Jaden Sinclair. (Topic: Kidnapping)2008
David Stanton Manual on Labor Certification, 3rd Ed. AILACHART: Immigrant Visa Options for Scientists and Researchers2005
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Case Western Reserve University School of LawEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Louisiana Bar Association Conclave on Diversity (Baton Rouge, LA)Ethical Issues in Immigration Law2016
French Chamber for Commerce and Industry (Paris, France)Visas for Entrepreneurs (France)2016
Consular Agency of France in Philadelphia and Wilmington (Philadelphia, PA)Legal and Tax Issues of Interest to the French and Expatriate Communities2016
Colorado Bar Association Annual Ski and CLE (Vail, CO)Recent Changes in Immigration Law for Labor Lawyers2016
ABA Employer Rights and Responsibility Committee Midwinter Meeting (New Orleans, LA)Understanding the Employment and Immigration Implications of Terminating Expatriates: At the Journey's End2016
Colorado Bar Association Annual Ski and CLE (Vail, CO)Developments in Enforcement - I-9s2015
Brown University PRIME ProgramImmigration Options for Engineering Entrepreneurs2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Philadelphia chapter)Non-immigrant and Immigrant Investor Options for Foreign Nationals2015
ABA Employer Rights and Responsibility Committee Midwinter Meeting (Naples, FL)How to Make Immigration Law Part of Your Existing Practice2015
ABA 9th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference (Philadelphia, PA)Civil Labor Enforcement, Private Claims and Supply Chain Accountability: What You Can Do to Help Fight Trafficking in Persons2015
Welcoming Center for New PennsylvaniansBusiness Immigration Basics2014
Philly Gay Lawyers (Bala Cynwyd, PA)LGBT Immigration Post-DOMA2014
Control Systems Integrators Association Executive Conference 2014 Annual Conference (San Diego, CA)Lessons from the Hot Stove – Risk Management2014
Colorado Bar Association - Annual Ski and CLEDevelopments in Enforcement - Watch out for ICE2014
Brown University PRIME ProgramImmigration Options for Engineering Entrepreneurs2014
AILA Philadelphia Chapter New Members Division MeetingA Narrated Mock Trial – The Asylum Defense2014
ABA Employer Rights and Responsibility Committee Midwinter Meeting (Los Cabos, Mexico)U.S. Immigration Law Reform: What You Don’t Hear in the Press2014
ABA 8th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference (Los Angeles, CA)Mergers and Acquisitions: The Assets and Liabilities of Foreign Workers2014
ABA 8th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference (Los Angeles, CA)Best Practices in Workplace Training in the Prevention of Human Trafficking2014
RSPN EventsTrends in Business Immigration Law2013
National Association of Software and Service CompaniesDevelopments in Canadian/U.S. Immigration Law2013
German-American Chamber of Commerce (Philadelphia)How Comprehensive Immigration Reform will Affect Business in the United States2013
Employer Rights and Responsibility Committee Midwinter MeetingThe Six Most Important Aspects of Immigration Law Now Impacting Labor and Employment Lawyers2013
Colorado Bar Association Annual Ski and CLEDevelopments in Enforcement – Watch out for ICE2013
Bryant University (Smithfield, RI)Immigration Options for Upcoming Foreign National Graduates2013
Annual CLEDevelopments in Enforcement2013
AILA Philadelphia Chapter New Members Division MeetingEmployer Compliance – How to Mitigate and How to Litigate2013
ABA Webinar SeriesImmigration Reform: The Employment Perspective2013
ABA 7th Annual Labor and Employment Law ConferenceComprehensive Immigration Reform: What has been Proposed and What to do Now? (Moderator)2013
Philadelphia Chapter MeetingAre you Compliant with Immigration Laws?2012
New Members Division MeetingBasics of Immigration Law2012
National Conference on Equal Opportunity LawThe 10 Most Important Aspects of Immigration Law Now Impacting Labor and Employment Lawyers2012
National Conference on Equal Opportunity LawThe Real Cost of Human Trafficking2012
College PresentationBusiness Immigration Law – A 2 Part Series2012
Annual CLEImmigration for Corporate Counsel2012
ABA National Conference on Equal Opportunity LawOn a Collision Course – State Immigration Enforcement Laws Running into Federal Jurisdiction2012
6th Annual Labor and Employment Law ConferenceState and Federal Immigration Laws: The Crossroads of Unauthorized Employment2012
18th Annual Employment Law InstituteOpening Pandora’s Box: Immigration Issues Affecting Labor Lawyers2012
Philadelphia Chapter New Members Division MeetingNonimmigrant Visas for New Practitioners2011
Philadelphia Chapter New Members Division MeetingEmployment-based Immigrant Visas for New Practitioners2011
National Conference on Equal Opportunity LawHot Topics in Immigration Law2011
International Law 2011 Section Fall MeetingU.S. Green Card vs. E.U. Blue Card2011
College PresentationBusiness Immigration Law – A 2 Part Series2011
5th Annual Labor and Employment Law ConferenceICEman Cometh, Immigration Enforcement in the Workplace2011
Philadelphia Chapter New Members Division ConferenceNonimmigrant Visas for New Practitioners2010
Philadelphia Chapter 2010 CLE ConferenceIn the Beginning: Choosing the Correct Path to Follow for your Clients’ Family Matters2010
4th Annual Labor and Employment Law ConferencBusiness Immigration Law for Labor Lawyers2010
WebinarI-9, E-Verify and Employer Compliance2009
Philadelphia Chapter Annual ConferencePERM2009
Labor and Employment Law Conference.What Every Labor/Employment Lawyer Needs to Know about Immigration Law: The Top 102009
Constitution Day 2007First Amendment and Cyberspace2007