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US Immigration Fundamentals: Day One

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In the uncertain political climate, immigration law reform continues to be a contentious issue. Gain an overview of what you need to know to practice immigration law successfully and how to obtain the proper immigrant visa or "green card" for your client.

The first day focuses on Non-immigrant Work-related Visa Categories and Obtaining a Green Card.

Lecturer Bios

Stuart J. Reich

Mr. Reich is a frequent speaker on immigration topics to legal professional associations, civic groups, and private concerns. He has guest lectured on immigration issues at New York Law School and Benjamin Cardozo Law School as well as at various immigration conferences, and he is actively involved in various immigration organizations and causes. Mr. Reich serves currently as the Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association and as Chair of the Department of Labor Subcommittee of the New York County Law Association's Immigration Committee.

Mr. Reich is a 1991 graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania and a 1994 graduate of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Admitted in the states of New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania and Federally to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Mr. Reich is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He has been practicing since 1995, having learned under the guidance of some of the most respected names in the field.

Mr. Reich has assisted individuals from virtually all fields and in a wide array of situations, with an emphasis on technologists and those working in the sciences and health fields. Mr. Reich was raised to be aware of the privilege of living in the U.S. and the hard work that is often required to win that privilege. He brings this understanding to the practice of immigration law.

Gilbert C. Ferrer

Gil Ferrer is principal member of Law Offices of Gilbert C. Ferrer, PLLC in New York City. He is originally from California and graduated from Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, (B.A.) He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979. He has practiced immigration law for approximately 18 years. For five years he was senior immigration law counsel both in-house and outside for Dell, Inc., Round Rock, Texas. He currently has a diverse group of clients ranging from software development groups to petroleum exploration companies and a wildlife zoo/safari park

Eugene Glicksman

Eugene J. Glicksman has been a full-time husband since 1984, and took on the added responsibilities of fatherhood in 1989. When not engaged in these pursuits, he is an attorney who has devoted the major portion of his practice to the field of immigration and nationality law for over thirty years. His partner in the firm of Glicksman & Cardoso is Patricia Cardoso, a former General Attorney with the “Legacy” Immigration & Naturalization Service. Mr. Glicksman has lectured on immigration and nationality law at seminars conducted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the New York County Lawyers' Association and the World Trade Institute. He has been a guest lecturer to students of immigration and nationality law at Fordham University School of Law and New York City College (C.U.N.Y.), and has appeared before industry trade groups and on radio.

Mr. Glicksman received his B.A. from Brooklyn College/CUNY and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. He is admitted to the bars of the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Glicksman is the Co-Chair of NYCLA’s Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law since 2007, having previously served as Chair from 1994 to 1997 and from 2002 to 2006. A member of the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, he is the former Chapter Treasurer (1993- 1994) and former Co-Chair of the Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee (1995-1996), among other positions held. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Glicksman is cited in Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World, and has been awarded a 10.0 “Superb” rating by AVVO. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Glicksman worked as an Immigration Inspector for the “Legacy” Immigration & Naturalization Service at John F. Kennedy International Airport from 1976 to 1980.

David M. Grunblatt

David Grunblatt is head of the Immigration & Nationality Group in the Labor & Employment Law Department, resident in the Newark office. David provides advice on all types of immigration law issues to corporations from a broad range of industries, including financial services, media and publishing, as well as luxury brand retailers. He counsels his clients on policies and programs to facilitate the hiring and transferring of foreign nationals and international personnel, using the full array of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa categories.

David is an established authority on the I-9 program, other recordkeeping and compliance programs necessitated under immigration and nationality laws, and complex immigration issues resulting from mergers, acquisitions and other corporate changes. His stature in field of immigration law is reflected by his consistent "Band One" ranking in Chambers USA, in which clients praise him as "able to foresee obstacles that arise, weigh the alternatives and recommend the course of action that will help us achieve our goals."

For 30 years David also has advised corporations, high-net-worth individuals and not-for-profit organizations on personal immigration issues, including family immigration, exclusion and removal (deportability), U.S. investment and taxrelated matters.

David draws on his broad knowledge and experience to develop, train and supervise his talented and capable team of lawyers and legal assistants. In recognition of his skills in this area, he received the Sam Williamson Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association for his outstanding efforts in providing mentoring assistance to immigration lawyers. Prior to joining Proskauer, David was a partner and head of the corporate immigration practice at Wildes, Weinberg, Grunblatt & Wildes, P.C., where he practiced for more than 20 years.

David has held numerous leadership positions in the immigration and nationality law bar. He lectures and writes extensively on the subject of immigration and nationality law for many notable U.S. seminars and publications, including the NJICLE Forum, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the New York Law Journal, the New Jersey Law Journal and The Global Legal Post (UK) and PLI. David is also sought after by major publications for commentary on current immigration law issues.

A member of Proskauer’s Pro Bono Initiative Committee, David personally works on many pro bono matters in addition to supervising almost all of the firm's pro bono immigration work. He has been honored with the Empire State Counsel Silver Supporter Award for his extensive pro bono service.

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