Having initially qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales, Ms. Gansallo is also admitted as an attorney with the New York Bar. She has been working on Immigration and Nationality issues exclusively with non-profit organizations both here and in the U.K. for over twenty five years. She is currently the Senior Staff Attorney with HIAS PA. Ms. Gansallo joined the organization in 1998 following completion of her LLM at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and now focuses her practice on complex litigation before the U.S. Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, Federal District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In addition, she provides mentorship and training on immigration issues to pro bono attorneys and community groups.
Ms. Gansallo has been an Adjunct Professor with the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Transnational Legal Clinic since the 2010 academic year and is the co-author of Understanding Immigration Law and Practice, a textbook and practice guide for paralegal and law students, and newer practitioners, on the complexities of immigration law. She is a frequent presenter at CLE courses held by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, or AILA.
Ms. Gansallo is Secretary of the Philadelphia Chapter of AILA and sits on the Executive Office for Immigration Review Pro Bono Liaison Committee. She is also a member of the Mayor’s Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs. Ms. Gansallo is a recipient of the AILA Philadelphia Chapter Matthew Baxter Mentorship Award, co-recipient of the AILA Philadelphia Chapter 2017 Pro Bono Champion Award, a recipient of SEAMAAC’s Unsung Heroine Award for 2017, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award for 2017 and has been nominated to receive the Global Woman Award later this year from the Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation
Hosts Anne Greenhalgh, Michael Useem, and Jeff Klein are joined by Ayodele Gansallo (Senior Staff Attorney; Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania, HIAS Pennsylvania), Dale Russakoff (Reporter, The Washington Post), and Kyle Nel (CEO, Uncommon Partners) on the Thursday, November 8, 2018 edition of Leadership in Action.