AILA Presents Robert E. Juceam with the 2013 Susan D. Quarles AILA Service Excellence Award

Thursday, June 27, 2013

George Tzamaras
Belle Woods

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will award Robert E. Juceam with the 2013 Susan D. Quarles AILA Service Excellence Award in recognition of his outstanding service, over a period of years, in advancing the mission, development, and value of AILA for its members and the public it serves. He will receive the award today during AILA's Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Mr. Juceam, Of Counsel to Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, is an integral member of the firm's New York office. He joined the firm in 1966, became a partner in 1974 and Of Counsel to the firm in 2006.

His 45 years of practice has focused on civil and white-collar criminal law investigations and litigations defending public companies and directors, prosecuting and defending insurance and reinsurance claims in court and in arbitration, as well claims against the federal government, real estate, matrimonial, professional malpractice and discipline, resentencing, parole, and intellectual property matters.

For Mr. Juceam litigation may be his career but immigration and pro bono service are his passions. He joined AILA in 1968, served in various offices at the chapter and national levels, and eventually became AILA President. His vision played an integral role in AILA National's growth and prominence; he himself repeatedly testified before Congress on the bills leading to the 1986 Simpson Mazzoli Act, notably opposing employer sanctions and critiquing the implementing regulations and the failure of Qualified Designated Entities properly to represent the needs of the immigrant poor.

It is, in fact, impossible to quantify the impact that Mr. Juceam has had on AILA as an organization but it is safe to say AILA would not be what it is today without his efforts and continued commitment to the organization and its work. Although not an immigration lawyer per se, his vision has been key in the development of AILA as the premier association for immigration attorneys.

He received his JD in 1972 and his LLB in 1964, from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received his LLM from New York University School of Law in 1966, and his AB, cum laude, from Columbia University College in 1961. The Pro Bono Institute (PBI) selected Mr. Juceam as a recipient of the 2013 Chesterfield Smith Award in recognition of his dedication to pro bono and public service.


The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 13062744.