Biography

Bob has focused his practice exclusively on immigration and nationality law for more than two decades. A former chair of the firm’s Immigration Group and currently Senior Counsel, he serves the immigration needs of individuals and employers, including those skilled and highly trained in:

  • the sciences
  • the arts
  • medicine
  • commerce and industry

Bob also assists:

  • employers in securing non-immigrant work visas for new hires and permanent residence for permanent personnel
  • health care institutions with immigration issues of foreign-born professional staff
  • institutions in developing and implementing system-wide immigration policies and protocols
  • multi-national companies in bringing in executives, managers or individuals with specialized knowledge
  • universities with foreign-born faculty, researchers, and graduates, including Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh
  • entrepreneurs forming start-up enterprises or relocating to the U.S. in securing treaty-based visas
  • individuals seeking status based on family or asylum

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Bob has been an adjunct professor at the West Virginia University, School of Law for more than 25 years. He is also currently the co-director of the law school's Immigration Law Clinic. 

Bob participates in Carnegie Mellon University’s Project Olympus program, a startup incubator that encourages and supports student, faculty, alumni and staff entrepreneurship by helping to turn their research and ideas into business ventures.

Honors & Awards

  • Named the “Second Most Read Contributor in the United States” by Mondaq (August 2015, January 2016)
  • Named the “Third Most Read Contributor in the United States” by Mondaq (August 2015)
  • Named in “Who’s Who Legal” in the area of Corporate Immigration Law (2014)
  • Named to "The Best Lawyers in America" list for Immigration Law in Pennsylvania by Best Lawyers (1991-2021)
  • Named among the "Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers" in the area of Immigration (2009 and 2010)
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" in the area of Immigration by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2005-2018)
  • Annual Honoree, Jewish Education Institute (2001)
  • Pro Bono Award, Allegheny County Bar Association (1999)
  • Levinson Award for community leadership, United Jewish Federation (1997)
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rated