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David Spaulding Esq.

Compliance and Regulatory Practice Counsel
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Philadelphia
1524 Delancey Street, 4th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102 US

David Spaulding is the Compliance and Regulatory Practice Counsel at Green and Spiegel’s Philadelphia office.  Prior to joining Green and Spiegel, David served twenty-three years as an immigration officer.  Experience ranging from border, airport, and seaport inspections, through benefits examination and adjudication, and investigations gives him insights into immigration enforcement not common among private practice immigration attorneys. From 2006 through 2019, David was an investigator with the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) within USCIS and he supervised FDNS operations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia from 2012 through 2019. As a USCIS supervisor and manager, he directly oversaw USCIS’ site visit programs and fraud investigations and has direct experience with USCIS policy and program management.  David was the National Fraud Branch Chief during a long-term detail in 2014, during which he oversaw the crafting and initial implementation of the Site Visit Protocols on which the present Site Visit Program is grafted.

Green and Spiegel seeks to help companies navigate complex and dynamic compliance and regulatory environments and David is ideally positioned to help clients apply forward-thinking and honed investment in meeting those obligations.  David’s approach is proactive, working with healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, and information technology companies to assess compliance, improve system integrity, and set up the kinds of policies and procedures that make government inspections simple, affordable, and minimally intrusive.

Green and Spiegel’s Compliance and Regulatory Enforcement Practice works with clients to:

  • Audit Form I9 compliance and bring documentation into compliance with regulatory requirements as well as assist clients with defense in response to government actions.
  • Assist companies in their response to No-Match Letters from the Social Security Administration.
  • Audit company compliance with immigration laws and regulations, particularly with regards to the use of work-related Non-Immigrant Visas, bringing company documentation, policies, and procedures into compliance.
  • Assist companies in setting up proactive protocols that minimize the business impact of government inspections and reduce the risk of disruptions rising from government investigation.
David is a general immigration law practitioner, representing companies and individuals in a range of immigration matters, including employment visa filings and family-based immigration law.

Education

  • Admitted to the Bar, Pennsylvania, 2010
  • Juris Doctor, Temple University, Beasley School of Law, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science, La Salle University, 1995

Affiliations

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Candidate), 2019
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 2019

Involvement

  • Special Prosecutor, Chester County District Attorney’s Office, 2010 – 2012
  • Joseph’s People, Employment Seeking Advisor, 2012 – 2015

Awards

  • Barrister Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, Beasley School of Law, 2008
  • Honorable Discharge, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, 1999
  • Magna Cum Laud, La Salle University, 1995
  • Honorable Discharge, United States Navy, 1991

Blogs

Jul 09, 2019

Form I-9 Audits Shift Into High Gear

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), within the Department of Homeland Security, audits and investigates immigration violations of work rules. The document at the center of those inquiries is the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). Form I-9 may not be the easiest form to complete though. Learn more in this blog.

Jul 09, 2019

Form I-9 Audits Shift Into High Gear

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), within the Department of Homeland Security, audits and investigates immigration violations of work rules. The document at the center of those inquiries is the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). Form I-9 may not be the easiest form to complete though. Learn more in this blog.

Jun 17, 2019

David Spaulding Joins Green and Spiegel as the Head of the Compliance and Regulatory Practice Section

Green and Spiegel welcomes Former USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate Supervisor David Spaulding to its Philadelphia office, strengthening its Compliance and Regulatory Practice amidst a climate of heightened enforcement. Learn more in this press release.

Jun 17, 2019

David Spaulding Joins Green and Spiegel as the Head of the Compliance and Regulatory Practice Section

Green and Spiegel welcomes Former USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate Supervisor David Spaulding to its Philadelphia office, strengthening its Compliance and Regulatory Practice amidst a climate of heightened enforcement. Learn more in this press release.

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