Kristen Repyneck Dennis

Top rated Immigration attorney in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

Goldblum, Pollins & Dennis
Kristen Repyneck Dennis
Goldblum, Pollins & Dennis

Practice Areas: Immigration

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2007

Education: Villanova University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

Goldblum, Pollins & Dennis

101 Greenwood Avenue
Suite 630
Jenkintown, PA 19046 Phone: 215-885-3600 Email: Kristen Repyneck Dennis Visit website


Kristen Repyneck Dennis is a Partner and Chair of Goldblum, Pollins & Dennis' Higher Education Team. Kristen assists a variety of institutions of higher education in the hiring and retention of foreign national faculty and staff, managing nonimmigrant and immigrant processes for more than 20 colleges and universities and more than 300 foreign national employees. She provides counseling, training and policy development services to higher education employers, including Human Resource personnel and Department Chairs, regarding all aspects of employment-related immigration, and offers targeted seminars on various aspects of the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processes. Prior to joining the Firm, Kristen's practice also included advising employers in traditional employment law and commercial litigation matters. 

First Admitted: 2007, Pennsylvania

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Firm News (Newsletters):
  • Timely updates on changes and developments in immigration law impacting institutions in higher education, medicine & healthcare, and the corporate world, and their faculty, researchers, scientists, and other employees., Goldblum & Pollins News & Alerts, Immigration, Higher Education
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Co-Presenter, Game Changer: International Student Athletes and New Stances on Name, Image, Likeness, NAFSA Region VIII Virtual Programming (July 26, 2022)., 2022
  • Co-Presenter, Hot Topics in Employment-Based Practice, AILA Philadelphia Virtual Conference 2022 (April 22, 2022)., 2022
  • Reviewer: Reviewed session and workshop proposals for inclusion in the 2023 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo (Oct. 2022)., 2022
  • Co-author: David Brandt, Kristen Repyneck Dennis, David Muusz, Practice Pointer: Working with Collective Bargaining Agreements in Employment-Based Immigration, in Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (AILA 3rd ed. 2021)., 2021
  • Presenter, Hot Topics in Employment-Based Advising, Virginia International Educators (VIE) Fall 2021 Virtual Conference (December 6, 2021)., 2021
  • Presenter, Interdisciplinary Immigration: Alternatives for Global Campuses, Entrepreneurs, and Spin-Offs, NAFSA 2021 All-Region Summit (October 4-22, 2021)., 2021
  • Presenter, Beyond F-1: Preparing Students for Immigration Options After Graduation, NAFSA 2021 All-Region Summit (October 4-22, 2021)., 2021
  • Reviewer: Reviewed session and workshop proposals for inclusion in the 2022 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo (Oct. 2021)., 2021
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys, since 2018., 2021
  • Member, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, since 2016. Presentations selected for Regional and National Conferences. , 2021
  • Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Philadelphia Chapter, since 2012. Co-Liaison, Philadelphia Chapter Liaison to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, since 2018., 2021
  • Reviewer: Reviewed session and workshop proposals for inclusion in the 2021 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo (Oct. 2020)., 2020
  • Presenter, Preparing for Life After Graduation: Immigration Options and Considerations, Temple University (March 11, 2020, Philadelphia, PA). Addressed the latest changes in immigration, including new travel restrictions, how Public Charge can impact students and scholars, the new H-1B Registration process, and nonimmigrant visa and permanent resident options and practical job searching tips for students nearing graduation., 2020
  • Reviewer: Reviewed session and workshop proposals for inclusion in the 2020 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo (Sept. 2019)., 2019
  • Presenter, Trends in Employment-Based Sponsorship: Navigating Delays, RFEs, & Other Challenges, and Beyond F-1: Preparing Students for Immigration & Employment Options After Graduation, two panel sessions at the NAFSA Region VIII Conference (November 12-15, 2019, Baltimore, MD)., 2019
  • Presenter, Immigration and Compliance, and Immigration Update for Human Resources, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Social Equity & Human Resources Conference, June 2019. Previously presented in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014., 2019
  • Presenter, Preparing F-1 Students for Immigration & Employment Options Post-Graduation, Pennsylvania Council for International Education 2019 Conference (October 25, 2019, 11:00 AM, State College, PA)., 2019
  • Co-Author, Preparing F-1 Students for Immigration and Employment Options After Graduation, NAFSA Annual Conference (presented May 2018)., 2018
Industry Groups:
  • Employment
  • Higher Education

Office location for Kristen Repyneck Dennis

101 Greenwood Avenue
Suite 630
Jenkintown, PA 19046


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  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

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