Andrew J. Behnke

Associate
Bar/Court Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Education
  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, 2009
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 2000

Drew is an Associate in the Firm’s Immigration Group, where he focuses his practice on employment-based inbound, as well as global migration matters. He works with early phase companies to devise and implement essential immigrant talent solutions for founders and key employees requiring short and long-term immigration strategies. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked for a large, multinational post-secondary institution, where he oversaw U.S. and Canadian International student programs and all aspects of related compliance.

Experience

  • Successfully defended Notice of Intent to Withdraw SEVP Certification in wake of accreditor de-recognition
  • Procured non-U.S. visas, work, and residency permits required for secondment of key employees to new overseas offices
  • Advised in structuring of multinational LLC required to establish “qualifying relationship” for multinational transfers

Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Immigration Sub Committee
  • Three Rivers Rowing Association, Board of Directors (2018-present), Programs Committee Chair (2018-present), Volunteer for Adaptive and Veteran’s Rowing (2015-present)

Education

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, 2009
    • Labor and Employment Concentration
    • High A Awards in both Immigration and Nationality Law and Refugee and Asylum Law
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 2000