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1/26  The Future of Business Immigration

The Trumpian Effect

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hosted by:
Michael E. Scullin, Esq.
Honorary Consul of France in Philadelphia & Wilmington
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP



The unexpected presidential election victory by Donald Trump has sent shockwaves through the immigrant community.

While most media outlets and analysts are focused on the effect the election will have for those immigrants in the United States without status, there is also the potential for significant changes to business immigration.


This CLE (Continuing Legal Education) accredited program, led by Jonathan Grode, U.S. Practice Director, Green and Spiegel US LLC, and Adjunct Professor of Law at Temple University's Beasley School of Law, addressed these potential changes in detail and how they will impact businesses that employ foreign nationals.

A specific focus was paid to French companies and French nationals. ​​

Jonathan Grode directs the Immigration Law practice at the United States offices (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Providence, Rhode Island) of Green and Spiegel LLC. He completed his undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he graduated magna cum laude (1999). In 2008, Jonathan graduated first in his class from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2009 and is a member in good standing. He has worked continuously in the U.S. business immigration law field since completing his undergraduate studies and has amassed considerable experience obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for new company start-ups, professional workers and researchers. In addition, Jonathan has significant experience dealing with DOL and DHS enforcement actions as well as with EB-5 regional centers.

Professional Activities & Affiliations
Jonathan teaches Business Immigration Law, Advising Global Corporations, and Law Practice Management as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. In addition, he is Co-Chair of ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Section’s Immigration Committee, a member of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section’s Human Trafficking Task Force and Co-Chair of Customs and Border Protection Committee of AILA’s Philadelphia Chapter. He has published extensively and is a regular presenter at national and international ABA conferences as well as at local AILA seminars and meetings. Jonathan has also been named as a “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” (2012 through present) and in 2014 was given a Special Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is a Board Member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia.

Merci Beaucoup to Our Sponsors:

Jonathan Grode, Esq.

U.S. Practice Director
Green and Spiegel LLC

Adjunct Professor of Law
Temple University's

Beasley School of Law

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