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Jonathan A. Grode

Jonathan A. Grode

  • Firm: Green and Spiegel
  • Practice Area: Immigration
  • Country: Rhode Island, USA
  • 56 Pine Street, Suite 3A, Providence, RI, 2903.

About Jonathan A. Grode

Jonathan Grode serves as the U.S. Practice Director and Managing Partner for the Firm. Jonathan has worked continuously in the U.S. business immigration law field since 1999 and has amassed considerable experience obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for new company start-ups, professional workers, artists and entertainers, athletes, physicians, and scientific researchers. In addition, Jonathan has significant experience dealing with Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security enforcement actions as well as with EB-5 Investor filings.
Jonathan has been a panelist and moderator on immigration law topics for numerous organizations, including the American Bar Association, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, French Chamber for Commerce and Industry (Paris, France), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He also writes regularly for industry publications and academic journals. In addition, Jonathan is an Adjunct Faculty at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law where he teaches Business Immigration Law, Advising Global Corporations, and Law Practice Management.
Notably, Jonathan has been listed as one of SuperLawyers Rising Stars from 2012-2018. He has also been honored with the 2014 Pennsylvania Bar Association Special Achievement Award for “Dedication and Commitment to the High School Mock Trial Competition”, for which he has served as Lead Author for the past 10 years. Jonathan graduated first in his class from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2008.
– Temple University Beasley School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 2008
– Case Western Reserve University, Magna Cum Laude, 1999
– ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Immigration and Human Trafficking Administrative Committee
    – Management Co-Chair: 2015 – Present
    – Annual Conference Track Coordinator: 2016
    – Liaison to ABA Business Section: 2015 – Present
– AILA Philadelphia Chapter CBP Committee
    – Co-Chair: 2015 – Present
– ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Immigration Committee
    – Member: 2009 – 2015
    – Co-Chair: 2011 – 2015
    – Annual Conference Track Coordinator: 2011 – 2015
– ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Human Trafficking Task Force
    – Member: 2013 – 2015
    – Liaison to ABA Business Section: 2014 – 2015
      – Assisted in drafting State Model Law on Employer Liability for Human Trafficking on behalf of Uniform Law Commission: 2013
      – Assisted in vetting Corporate Self-Governance Policies for Labor Human Trafficking: 2013
      – Working Group Leader for Database of Anti-Human Trafficking Resource Material:  2014 – present
– ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Host Committees
    – 2015 Annual Conference – Philadelphia: 2014 – 2015
    – Annual Mock Trial Philadelphia Regional Tournament: 2014 – Present
– ABA Leadership Development Program
    – Participant: July 2014
– AILA Philadelphia Chapter New Member Divisions
    – Co-Chair: 2010 – 2014
    – Chair Emeritus: 2014 –2015
– AILA National Chapter Student Outreach Committee: 2014 – Present
– Board Member French American Chamber of Commerce (Philadelphia Chapter): 2014 – Present
– Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition. Executive Board Member: July 2009 – Present.
– National High School Mock Trial Association.  Case Writing Committee: 2013 – Present.
– AIJA (International Young Lawyers) President, Immigration Commission, 2011, 2012
– ABA Labor and Employment Law Sec. Marketing Committee, 2011, 2012
– AILA Philadelphia Chapter – Annual March CLE Co-Chair: 2012
– AILA NMD National – NMD Nominating Committee:  2011, 2012, 2013
– AILA Philadelphia Chapter – Nominating Committee: 2013, 2016
– 2012- 2018 SuperLawyer’s Rising Star: for Immigration Law in Pennsylvania
– Law360  “A New and Promising Immigration Tool for Entrepreneurs​”
– 2015 USCIS Naturalization Ceremony at Abington Senior High School – Guest Speaker.
– 2014 Pennsylvania Bar Association Special Achievement Award for “dedication and commitment to the high school mock trial competition”. May 16, 2014.
– Quoted in: The P-1 Visa And Suk-Min Yoon: How the Pitcher Will Get His Visa. Global Sports Integration Blog. February 16, 2014.
– Quoted in: Immigrant Investor Program Gets Watchful Eye. Legal Intelligencer. May 21, 2013.
– Quoted in: H-1B Visas are Hot Again, for Philly Firms too. Newsworks. April 8. 2013 (aired on WHYY).
– Pennsylvania Bar Association Accommodation: for pro bono efforts related the high school mock trial competition. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. March 31, 2012.
– Quoted in: Egg Harbor Township officials see foreign investment as solution for West Atlantic City. Press of Atlantic City. August 12, 2011 and online.
– Graduation Speaker (Evening Division): Temple School of Law Commencement – May 22, 2008.
– Albert J. Bricklin Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholastic Performance: given to the 2008 graduating senior with the highest cumulative average in the Evening Division – May 22, 2008. Temple University.
– The David Adamany Award: given to the 2008 graduating senior who excelled in the study of constitutional law – May 22, 2008. Temple University.
– The Nat N. Wolfson Memorial Award in Real Property: given to the 2008 graduating senior who earned outstanding grades in the field of real property law – May 22, 2008. Temple University.
– Greg R. Wiegand ’98 Memorial Fund Award: awarded to a graduating senior who has overcome adversity and demonstrated perseverance and excellence while participating in the John S. Bradway Mock Trial Program – May 22, 2008. Temple University.
– Temple Law, Education and Participation Project (LEAP) Huey R. Burkett Service Award – March 8, 2008. Temple University.
– Temple University Law School Louis Matkoff Scholarship for the 2007/2008 academic year, “Outstanding Academic Achievement”. October 2007. Temple University.
– Temple University Law School Hilary Holloway Scholarship for the 2005/2006 academic year, “Outstanding Academic Achievement”. October 2005. Temple University.
– Temple University Law School Honor Code Representative: 2005 – 2008.
– Board Member. Good Shepard Mediation Center. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2006 – 2008.
– Nominated for the Temple University Law School Student Choice Award for Student Leader 2007.
– Founder: College Scholars Program at Case Western Reserve University.
– Showing of authored and produced short films at film festivals.
– Winner “2002 I Love New York,” Song Writing Contest

Q&A With Jonathan A. Grode


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