Pierre Georges Bonnefil
Parter — Duane Morris, LLP
Pierre Georges Bonnefil has extensive experience representing companies in a wide range of immigration matters. He represents private and publicly held organizations in a variety of areas, with significant involvement in the online commerce, manufacturing, technology, finance, retail, and fashion industries. Mr. Bonnefil represents clients before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, various offices of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Justice and before local departments of labor. He currently acts as Immigration Counsel for the French Consulate General in New York and has served as an Attorney General Honors Attorney with the USCIS.
Mr. Bonnefil has lectured at St. John’s University School of Law and has served as an immigration counselor at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. In 2015, Mr. Bonnefil was appointed a Knight in the French Legion of Honor by the Consul General of France in New York; one of France’s highest honors bestowed upon French nationals, it was presented to him in recognition of his outstanding public service. Mr. Bonnefil is also a recipient of the French Order of Merit and a member of the board of the American Society of the French Order of Merit.
Mr. Bonnefil is a 1988 graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and a graduate of Fairfield University. He speaks French, Italian, Spanish, and Creole.
Mr. Bonnefil authored a chapter, “Developing a Solid Immigration Strategy in Light of Recent Developments and Trends,” in Employing Highly Skilled Foreign Nationals (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, Nov. 2009). In an Aspatore Special Report, Understanding the Immigration Debate: An Immediate Look at Arizona’s Proposed Immigration Reform and the Federal Government’s Response, Mr. Bonnefil contributed a chapter titled “The Post-Arizona Immigration Law Reality” (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2010).