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Green and Spiegel - An Immigration Law Firm - United States

Emily M. Cohen Esq.

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Philadelphia (Walnut Street)
1608 Walnut Street, Suite 701 Philadelphia PA 19103 US

Emily Cohen has practiced exclusively in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law since 1989. Her practice includes the full spectrum of business and individual immigration clients, including multinational corporations, information technology companies, healthcare institutions, and academic and research organizations.

Early in her career as a private practitioner, Ms. Cohen established the Immigration Law Center in Philadelphia to serve as a community resource on immigration matters. She has written and lectured extensively on immigration at both the university level and for corporate clients who seek information on the growing implication immigration has on their business and human resource needs. She is a leading immigration lawyer in Philadelphia and consults with clients locally, nationally, and abroad.

Ms. Cohen earned her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Anthropology and Asian Studies and her J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1988. Prior to joining Green and Spiegel, she was a Partner at Steel, Doebley & Glassman and a founding Partner at Cohen, Fluhr & González, P.C. In her career, Ms. Cohen has also served as a Foreign Student Advisor at Temple University and as an Immigration Caseworker at the Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia where she was first accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals in 1982 to represent individuals before the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service.


  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law,  Juris Doctor (J.D.), 

  •  University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor’s Degree, Anthropology and Asian Studies, 1981


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Board Member of HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia


  • Member, Board of Trustrees for HIAS & Council Migration Service of Philadelphia
  • Member, Board of Trustrees for Harmony for Peace Foundation


May 14, 2020

USCIS Issues Temporary Policy Changes for Certain Foreign Medical Graduates Complying with J-1 Waiver Employment Obligation During the COVID-19 National Emergency

On May 11, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum introducing temporary policy changes regarding the full-time work requirement for H-1B foreign medical graduates who have received a J-1 waiver of the 2 year foreign residence requirement based on an Interested Government Agency (IGA) or through the Conrad State 30 Program. Learn more.

Mar 30, 2020

SEVP Provides Answers to Questions Related to F and M Students and Their Schools About COVID-19

A SEVP Guidance Document was updated and provided on March 20, 2020 addressing frequently asked questions related to F and M students and SEVP-Certified Schools in Response to the COVID-19 situation. Learn more in this blog.

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