Overview

Richard R. Rulon (Rich) practiced immigration law for over 30 years. Throughout his practice, he held leadership roles in the Immigration law community serving on the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and as President of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF), now the American Immigration Council.

In 2005, he was the recipient of AILF’s 2005 Honorary Fellow Award for his lifelong service to the field of immigration and nationality law.  As part of AILA’s Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration in 2006, Mr. Rulon was one of ten AILA members recognized as significant contributors to the organization.  He is included in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward and White).

In addition to his practice, Rich played an active role in helping to shape immigration reform legislation, working closely with members of the U.S. Senate and their Congressional staffs.  On a local level, he is a past President of the Board of Commissioners of Pennsylvania’s Upper Dublin Township.

Rich was a founding partner of the firm.  He retired as a partner at the end of 2008 and is no longer engaged in the active practice of the law.


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Background

EDUCATION

  • Brown University B.A. 1964
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Law J.D. 1967

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Chairsperson, Investment Committee 2004 – 2005
    • Member, Finance Committee 2004 – 2005
    • Philadelphia INS District Office Liaison – 2001 – 2002
    • Vermont Service Center Liaison – 1998 – 1999
    • AILA Board of Governers – 1997 – 1998
    • Chairman, Philadelphia Chapter – 1997 – 1998
    • Vice Chair, Philadelphia Chapter – 1996 – 1997
    • Treasurer, Philadelphia Chapter – 1995 – 1996
    • Secretary, Philadelphia Chapter – 1994 – 1995
  • Member, American Immigration Law Foundation
    • Chairman, Board of Trustees – 1998 – 2004
  • Upper Dublin Township Board of Commissioners – 1982 – 1998
  • President of Board of Commissioners – 1992 – 1998

PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Grandfathering, traveling, skiing, tennis, fishing and biking

Honor & Awards

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • AILA President’s Award – 1996
  • Upper Dublin Outstanding Citizen – 1998
  • Best Lawyers in America (Woodward & White) 2005 – 2009
  • AILF’s Honorary Fellow Award – 2005
  • AILA Significant Contributor – 2006