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Greg Siskind Founding Partner
About Greg Siskind

Greg Siskind is a founding partner of Siskind Susser and has been practicing immigration law since 1990. He is also a co-founder of AI software company Visalaw Ventures. He received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree from the University of Chicago. Greg is the author of several books including the annually published J-1 Visa Guidebook, the American Bar Association’s Lawyers Guide to Marketing on the Internet, the I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, the Physician’s Immigration Handbook and Immigration for Startups: A Guide for Founders and the 4000-page American Immigration Lawyers Association Practice and Procedure Manual. He’s helped in drafting a number of immigration-related pieces of legislation and has testified as an expert in front of the US House of Representatives Immigration Subcommittee.

In 1994, he created www.visalaw.com, the world’s first immigration law firm website. That same year, he created Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin, the first law firm e-newsletter, a publication still being published every month. He created the first lawyer blog in the United States in 1997. And in 2016, he became one of the first immigration lawyers to develop artificial intelligence- based expert systems to help lawyers and laymen more efficiently deal with immigration matters and he then co-founded Visalaw Ventures, a software company now focused on building generative AI products. It released its first product, Gen, in January 2024 in collaboration with the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Greg was the first immigration lawyer ever photographed for the cover of the American Bar Association Journal and he has been named by Who’s Who in Corporate Immigration Law on its list of the ten most distinguished lawyers in the US and by Chambers and Partners as one of the top 25 immigration lawyers in the US. He is one of the founders of Visalaw International, the global alliance of immigration lawyers (www.visalawint.com). He served for more than a dozen years as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association where he received the organization’s annual Advocacy Award in 2020 and its first Innovation and Technology Award in June 2024. He received the Roberta Freedman lifetime achievement award from The International Medical Graduate Taskforce, the country’s physician immigration bar organization. And in 2022, he was awarded the ABA’s James E. Keane Award for e-Lawyering.

Greg also is a co-founder of IMMpact Litigation, a joint venture of four law firms that has now filed more than 35 mass lawsuits on immigration matters. IMMpact has won key cases including rulings that certain visa bans are illegal and another securing automatic work authorization for more than 100,000 Ukrainian war refugees in the US.

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