Past Event: 7/8/2021

French American Office Hours - Part 9

Get Your Questions Answered Regarding
US Work Visas, Immigration, and Transatlantic Travel


Thursday, July 8th, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Free Webinar via Zoom

Attendees registered to receive an update from our speakers who addressed their questions regarding work visas, immigration, and travel to/from France and Europe.


HR Professionals, Executives, French Employees, International Travelers, and Companies with French Business Ties



Blandine Chantepie-Kari
Program Manager, International Programs & ENRICH in the USA
Temple Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 

Blandine Chantepie-Kari, an international strategist with 15+ years of experience, specializes in international trade, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) attraction programs, and ecosystem building. In March 2020, Blandine joined Temple University – Small Business Development Center as an Instructor and International Business Consultant to support the new International Incubator. Since March 2021, she became Program Manager, International Programs. She is managing the ENRICH in the USA – European Network of Research and Innovation Centers and Hubs – program funded by the European Commission. As a consortium partner, Temple SBDC leads the ENRICH initiative in the USA with the support of NCURA National Council of University Research Administrators.  


Johnathan Grode, Esq.

US Practice Director & Managing Partner

Green and Spiegel LLC - Immigration Law

  • General US Immigration and Visa Update

  • Coronavirus Quarantine and Travel Bans between the US, France, and Canada

  • US Embassy and Consulates Abroad

Olivier Piton, Esq.

Founder of Piton Gillespie Transatlantic Law Firm,

Vice President, Consular Council, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV

  • Current Restrictions for Travel between the US and France

  • Current Situation in France


Stephanie Wear

Director of Air Service Development and Cargo Services

Philadelphia International Airport | Northeast Philadelphia Airport

  • The latest updates and procedures for departures from and arrivals to PHL

  • When will direct flights​ to/from France start again?​

  • COVID-19 Testing in partnership with Jefferson Hospital at PHL

  • Quarantine Regulations/Guidelines for passengers arriving at PHL

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Pierre CiricEsq. (HEC ’85)

Member of the Firm, The Ciric Law Firm, PLLC

Member of the Professional Ethics Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association

Member of the Board of the New York Law School Alumni Association

  • Litigation issues associated with the French and U.S. travel bans