Partner Biographies

Jane Goldblum

Email: jane@goldblumhess.com

Competency & Expertise: Jane is a founder and partner of the Firm. With 30 years of immigration experience, Jane represents some of our nation’s finest universities, medical centers, research institutions and private employers, and is specifically authorized to represent the University of Pennsylvania and its Health System, Temple University and its Health System, the University of Delaware, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University and PASSHE and Pennsylvania's 14 state Universities. Jane also represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on a trade mission to China where she spoke on Immigrant Investor and Intra-Company Transferee strategies. Jane has been retained on multiple occasions as an expert witness in the field of immigration and is frequently called upon to provide immigration advice to local, state, and national elected officials. Jane is consistently listed as one of the best immigration attorneys in the United States (www.bestlawyers.com), as one of the best immigration attorneys in Pennsylvania (www.superlawyers.com) and as one of the best business immigration attorneys internationally (www.whoswholegal.com). She is a frequent author and speaker on Employment-Based Options at national and local conferences of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Publications and Presentations: Jane is Co-Editor-In-Chief of one of the immigration field's leading employment-based immigration texts: The David Stanton Manual on Labor Certification and author of its seminal article entitled: "Special Recruitment Labor Certification for College, University, and Medical School Teachers" (AILA 2005) as well as an updated version entitled: "Special Recruitment: The Advantageous PERM Process for College and University Teachers…and Others" (AILA 2009). Jane also authored a similar article on Special Recruitment for the book Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (forthcoming AILA 2011) and co-authored in that same book an article entitled: "Labor Certification Process for Academic Institutions". Jane is a Peer Reviewer of AILA’s digital periodical: VOICE: An Immigration Dialogue and its online monograph series: Inside Immigration.

Education & Additional Qualifications: Jane, upon graduating in 1979 from Cardozo School of Law, joined the distinguished New York City Immigration Law Firm of Wildes & Weinberg (that once represented John Lennon). In September 1981, Jane joined the Dilworth Paxson firm, based in Philadelphia, and for the next 6+ years headed their immigration department. In April 1988, Jane, with Wendy Castor Hess, formed Goldblum & Hess, threw away their time-sheets, and committed themselves to providing high quality and reasonably priced immigration law services.

Wendy Castor Hess

Email: wendy@goldblumhess.com

Competency and Expertise: Wendy is a founder and partner of the Firm. With over 30 years of experience in immigration law, Wendy represents some of our nation's finest universities, medical centers, research institutions and private employers, as well as the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia. In addition, Wendy handles some of the Firm’s most complex family-based matters as well as the establishment of EB-5 Regional Centers and individual investor petitions. She currently serves as Chair of the Immigration Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, as Vice Co-Chair of the Immigration Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, as President of HIAS Pennsylvania (an organization dedicated to assisting immigrants and refugees), as Co-Chair of the USCIS/ AILA Liaison Committee of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and as a member of the AILA Board of Publications Committee. Wendy is listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as one of the best business immigration attorneys internationally (www.whoswholegal.com). She is also listed as one of the best immigration attorneys in the United States (www.bestlawyers.com), and has been listed as one of the best immigration attorneys in Pennsylvania (www.superlawyers.com). Wendy is a frequent local and national speaker on employment and family-based immigration as well as on advocacy issues. She is a recipient of the HIAS PennDOT Advocacy Award. Wendy is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French.

Publications and Presentations: Wendy is the author of several leading articles in her field, and has written extensively, particularly regarding immigration options for foreign physicians and employer compliance. These publications include: "Caring for America’s Patient Population: A Summary of Immigration Options for Foreign Physicians"; "PERM, Take One Aspirin and a Zantac Before Proceeding: The Alien Labor Certification Process for Physicians"; and "Practical and Planning Issues in Populous Conrad 30 States: The King Solomon J-1 Waiver Approach, Immigration Options for Physicians". Furthermore, Wendy co-authored an article for the ABA’s Labor and Employment Law section: "Representing Corporate Clients: A New Union between Labor, Immigration and Criminal Counsel". She is also a frequent national speaker and advisor regarding a variety of immigration law subjects and a weekly columnist for Al Dia newspaper, the leading Latino newspaper in the greater Delaware Valley area.

Education and Additional Qualifications: Wendy is a 1980 graduate of the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. and a graduate of SUNY Binghamton. She is a former supervising attorney of the Immigration Department of Traveler’s Aid Society in Chicago and a former Staff Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), in Falls Church, VA. In April 1988, Wendy, with Jane Goldblum, formed Goldblum & Hess. Since such time, Wendy and Jane have dedicated their firm to providing high quality and reasonably priced immigration law services.