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With more than 30 years of experience in the field, Mr. Ruthizer, Co-Chair of the firm's Business Immigration Group, is recognized as one of the country’s leading immigration lawyers. Mr. Ruthizer is a past president and general counsel of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches an advanced seminar in immigration law and policy. He is a frequent lecturer on business immigration law and has authored or co-authored many publications in the field. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Past Chair, Immigration Law Committee), the New York City Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the ABA Section of International Law and the American Foreign Law Association. Mr. Ruthizer was the recipient of the Legal Aid Society’s 2003 and 2010 Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service and Legal Services NYC’s 2008 Pro Bono Award. Mr. Ruthizer was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 New York Immigration Lawyer of the Year, a recognition that he received in 2010 as well. He was selected as one of the nation’s most powerful employment law attorneys from 2011 to 2013 and named to the Top 10 Immigration Lawyers in the U.S. in 2009 and 2010 by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon. Chambers USA 2012 and 2013 and Chambers Global 2013 referred to Mr. Ruthizer as a “dean of law and a leading light.” Chambers Global 2012 said of him: “[o]bservers place great faith in his immigration prowess. He is widely sought after because people trust him.” He was described in Legal 500 US as being “extremely knowledgeable about immigration law” and as being “clear in his approach and explanation of legal issues.” Mr. Ruthizer is listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and was ranked a Top 100 New York Super Lawyer.