Rich Rulon

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RICHARD ROGERS RULON
8221 Ardmore Avenue
Philadelphia 18, Pa.

Harry, Rich

Heroes are a mischievous race. COLLIER

Entered School 1955. Honors in Scholarship, 1 year; Literary Society, 1 year; Varsity Club, 1 year; Class Record Staff; Chorus, 1 year; Charter Singers, 1 year; P. C. in Football, I year; P.C. Second in Football, 1 year; P.C. in Basketball, 1 year; P.C. Second in Basketball, 2 years; P.C. in Track, 2 years; P.C. Second in Track, 1 year; Honorable Mention, All-Interac Football, 1959.

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Residence
1114 Hawthorne Lane
Fort Washington, PA  19034-1733
215-643-0365
rrulon66@comcast.net

Business (Retired)
Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer
1800 JFK, Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA  19103
215 994-2654
215-825-8600
rrulon@klaskolaw.com

Profession: Legal partner
Wife: Nancy
Children: Melissa, Stefanie, Jennifer, Samantha, Amanda

In April 2010 Rich wrote: "If it’s not too late to update our class’s Reunion website, I have attached a Bio that summarizes what I have been doing since graduating from Penn Charter 50 years ago. Hard to believe that much time has gone by. I married Nancy Novotny, whom I dated throughout most of my years at PC. We have five daughters (Melissa, Stefanie, Jennifer, Samantha, and Amanda) and 11 grandchildren. I am sorry I will miss seeing my classmates from the Class of 1960 and rekindling the memories of those wonderful years. Much of who I am and what I have accomplished I owe to my years at PC. Have a great reunion."

The biography that Rich sent is excerpted below from the website of Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP.

Richard R. Rulon (Rich) has been practicing immigration law for over 30 years. Throughout his practice, he has held leadership roles in the Immigration law community serving on the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and on the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF). 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). Rich was a founding partner of the firm, and became of counsel upon his retirement as a partner at the end of 2008.

Rich remains available by appointment to clients seeking his wealth of expertise in the representation of multinational and domestic corporations, their employees and private individuals in immigration matters as well as in immigration-related litigation matters in federal court and before administrative agencies.

In addition to his practice, Rich continues to play 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.

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

INDUSTRIES SERVED
Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
Real Estate Private Equity
Recruiting Services
Scientific Community (Researchers, Scientists)

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

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
   o Chairperson, Investment Committee 2004-2005
   o Member, Finance Committee 2004-2005
   o Philadelphia INS District Office Liaison - 2001-2002
   o Vermont Service Center Liaison - 1998-1999
   o AILA Board of Governors - 1997-1998
   o Chairman, Philadelphia Chapter - 1997-1998
   o Vice Chair, Philadelphia Chapter - 1996-1997
   o Treasurer, Philadelphia Chapter - 1995-1996
   o Secretary, Philadelphia Chapter - 1994-1995
Member, American Immigration Law Foundation
   o Chairman, Board of Trustees - 1998-2004
Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
Upper Dublin Township Board of Commissioners - 1982 to 1998
President of Board of Commissioners - 1992 to 1998

BAR ADMISSIONS
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Supreme Court

PERSONAL INTERESTS
Skiing, squash, tennis, fishing, biking, grandfathering