Michael Belgrade

Adjunct Professor of Law

Michael Belgrade serves as Associate Counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). His practice currently has been focused on non-immigrant employment class action cases against the government, national security cases, electronic discovery, and attorneys’ fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act. He also trains attorneys and officers at USCIS and the Department of Justice. Prior to joining USCIS, Michael served as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State, serving in Tel Aviv, Sydney, and Washington, DC. In Washington, Michael was the economic officer for Israel and Palestinian Affairs at the State Department and as deputy coordinator of the State Department’s twenty-four-hour Iraqi Task Force. He has attended numerous international conferences including the Annapolis Peace Conference on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the United Nations General Assembly Ad Hoc Liaison Committee Meeting for Aid to the Palestinian Authority.

Currently Teaching

Degrees & Universities

  • M.A., American University School of International Service 2002
  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law 2001 (cum laude)
  • B.A., Yeshiva University 1997 (cum laude)