Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to share that David W. Leopold, Partner and Group Leader of the firm’s Immigration Law Group, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Global Cleveland, a nonprofit that attracts, welcomes, and connects international newcomers to economic, social, and educational opportunities in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.
Leopold is nationally recognized as a dedicated immigration attorney, passionate reform advocate, and respected writer and public speaker. With more than two decades of experience counseling diverse clients on a wide array of issues related to U.S. immigration, visa, and citizenship law, he focuses his practice on employment and family-based immigration, the representation of employers in Form I-9 compliance matters, complex removal cases including administrative trials and appeals, and federal court litigation.
In addition to his robust immigration practice, Leopold previously served as President and General Counsel of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the premier bar association of immigration lawyers and professors in the United States. He also serves as a “go-to” analyst of cutting-edge immigration issues for national and international media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, and Fox News, and regularly handles high-profile, politically charged matters that draw national attention.
Global Cleveland prides itself on being a welcoming voice for immigrants and newcomers to Cleveland. By promoting a spirit of welcome and regional prosperity, Global Cleveland works to transform Cleveland into an international hub of innovation, embrace and cultivate a culture of inclusion, and set the table for internationalization and economic growth.