Ashley Q. Rotchford

Ashley Rotchford is a member of Archer’s Immigration & Global Mobility Group, where she represents employers of all shapes and sizes in myriad of industries as it relates to all of their immigration needs. Ashley counsels clients on immigration issues, including, but not limited to regulatory and statutory compliance. She routinely handles matters with a number of different government agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of State. She advises legal and human resources departments on immigration compliance, implementation of immigration policies, and management of visa options for current and potential candidates. Ashley drafts and files immigration petitions with USCIS and consulates, including, but not limited to: H-1B, O-1, EB-1, EB-2/EB-3, L-1, Marriage-Based Green Cards, responses to Requests for Evidence, and Adjustments of Status, as well as dependent and derivative filings. In addition, Ashley utilizes her expertise with the PERM-based Green Card process to counsel clients on formulating best PERM practices and advising on the drafting of minimum recruitments, as well as the remainder of the PERM process.

Ashley additionally is a member of Archer’s Sports & Entertainment Group, where she has provided Name, Image, & Likeness (“NIL”) guidance to a large University in New Jersey, including on the potential impact NIL compensation could have on foreign-born students. She has further provided immigration advice and assistance to multiple professional sports teams/leagues, and professional players and coaches.

Prior to joining Archer, Ashley was an associate in the Immigration department of a Mid-Atlantic regional Top 200 law firm. Following law school, Ashley served as a law clerk to the Honorable Steven J. Polansky P.J.Cv., New Jersey Judiciary, Camden, NJ.

While in law school, Ashley served as Staff Editor and then Articles Editor for the Temple Law Review. She was a Law & Public Policy Scholar and an Institute for International Law and Public Policy Fellow. Ashley also served as Co-President of the National Lawyers Guild and Co-Chair of the Immigration and Human Rights Committee.

 

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (2019 to Present)
  • Philadelphia Bar Association (2018 to Present)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (2018 to Present)
  • Women-Owned Law (2019 to Present)

Articles and Presentations

Blog Post: Legal Deep Dive: Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak, Law & Public Policy Blog, Temple University Beasley School of Law (April 2020)

Blog Post: Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Rights in Light of a Presidential Proclamation to Suspend Immigration, Law & Public Policy Blog, Temple University Beasley School of Law (April 2020)

NEWS & EVENTS

Archer Welcomes Two New Associates

Biden Administration Announces Plan to Rescind Travel Bans

Ask Archer: A Fireside Chat on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Foreign Workers: An Essential Update on Consular Reopenings, Travel Restrictions and more