Richard Herman is a nationally recognized immigration lawyer and one of the architects of a national movement to revitalize America’s economy through federal and local policies that welcome immigrants.
Richard speaks around the country on behalf of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s initiative, Partnership for a New American Economy, a national coalition of over 400 CEOs and mayors who make the case that smart immigration makes America stronger and economically more vibrant.
Richard, a nationally-renowned commentator on immigration, global diversity and international business, has been sought out by many national media outlets including:
Earned an “AV” Rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest skill and ethics ratings based off of reviews from peers and judges
In 2013, Richard Herman received the Lead Counsel Rating in Immigration Law by the Lead Counsel Review Board
In 2013, Richard Herman received the “Client’s Choice Award and top “10″ rating as an immigration lawyer on the law website, AVVO.
In 2014, Richard Herman was voted for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
In 2014, Richard Herman was voted for the tenth year in a row to be included in Super Lawyer magazine.
Richard is the co-author of the internationally-acclaimed book, Immigrant, Inc. — Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy (John Wiley & Sons, 2009), a powerful interweaving of success stories and research which will forever change the way you look at immigrants —- and America.
- Today’s immigrants are nearly twice as likely as non-immigrants to launch a business
- Immigrant founders are behind more than half of the high-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley
- Immigrants have become more likely than native-born Americans to earn an advanced degree, to invent something, and to be awarded a U.S. patent
Reviews of Immigrant, Inc.
“This is a fascinating chronicle of what can be one of the most powerful economic development forces in our country in the coming years.” – Alan R. Schonberg, founder, Management Recruiters International
“Let’s hope this book’s captivating stories and meaningful insights move policymakers to re-light Lady Liberty’s beacon.” – Baiju R. Shah, President & CEO, BioEnterprise
“A passionate, persuasive case for immigration as a crucial investment in our country’s future. This book is a timely call for clear thinking and positive action.” – Charles Michener, author and former Senior Editor at The New Yorker and Newsweek
“The authors’ passion comes through in this fantasticbook that points to the power and importance of intercultural partnerships in a global economy.” – Connie Atkins, Executive Director, Consortium of African American Organizations
“A real eye-opener.” – Jan T. Vilcek, MD, Professor, NYU School of Medicine and President, The Vilcek Foundation
“…well researched, wonderfully written, and a fun, fast read. . . Robert Smith and Richard Herman wowed readers with stories of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things, and in the process, they are also creating a more diverse, vibrant and colorful America. A page turner—I couldn’t put it down.” – Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers and Lucky Child
“We’ve all heard of the entrepreneurial power of modern-day immigrants to America. But this book goes further. It shows how newcomers to our shores, setting up their own firms, excelling in cutting-edge technologies, employing and working with native Americans, are essential to the United States’ economic well-being.” – Neal Peirce, The Washington Post Writers Group