Virginia, US

Gwen practices in the area of corporate immigration law, and is experienced in due diligence considerations related to mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and downsizings, corporate mobility concerns affecting the employment of a global, professional workforce and audit assessments of U.S. immigration programs.

Gwen also handles Department of Labor regulations affecting the employment of foreign workers in the United States, U.S. and foreign consular affairs and complex matters for executives. 

Gwen is a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

Education


New York University School of Law | LL.M., 1983
Duquesne University School of Law | J.D., 1981
University of Rochester | B.A., 1978

Awards

Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2017

Listed in Who's Who Legal

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Court Admissions: U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Supreme Court of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (Past Chair (2010-2012), Past Secretary (2009), International Law and Organizations Section)

Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

In consultation with the Office of General Counsel of multinational organizations, designed and implemented visa strategies and immigration programs to decrease the burden on corporate human resources personnel while providing value-added services and streamlining case management.

Acted as lead counsel in validating the consolidation of a US Immigration Program following the merger of two international companies in the oil and gas industry.

Developed a detailed implementation program for the merger, as well as counseling on the mobility of intracompany transferees and expatriates post-merger.

Designed an internal audit for a leading global pharmaceutical company with over 30,000 employees that encompassed a full scale audit of the company’s immigration program including internal approval processes, work flow, recordkeeping and I-9 employment verification program.

Developed a cost effective management strategy for globalizing the immigration work of a multinational corporation engaged in the chemical, aeronautic and electronic manufacturing industries, following an international corporate acquisition.

Centralized the processing of all matters in a single office which produced dramatic cost savings for the client.

Publications and Lectures

Author, “Immigration Issues, Strict Enforcement on Horizon,” New Jersey Business Magazine, Vol. 53, January 2007. 

Author, “Global Immigration Law: An Update on Compliance for Employment Counsel,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, November 2006.

Co-author, “Immigration Law: Review and Outlook for the Deployment of Workers in a Global Economy,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine and New Jersey State Bar Association, No. 227, April 2004.

Author, “Immigration Law, A Basic Legal Guide for Foreign Businesses,” New Jersey State Bar Association, Section on International Law and Organizations, 1991.

Speaker/Presenter, international and national conferences on immigration law for the following organizations:

  • Council for Global Immigration
  • New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association
  • Information Technology Association of America
  • Seton Hall Law School
Commencement Guest Speaker, Ocean County College, NJ