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Amanda Greenwold Wise




  • J.D., Yale University School of Law
  • MA, Latin American Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • BA, Yale University
  • Former clerk on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for Judge Louis L. Stanton, Jr.


  • New York State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Amanda Greenwold Wise

Amanda Greenwold Wise, Counsel, focuses her practice on U.S. immigration matters and Interpol defense. She has represented clients appearing before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), United States Circuit Courts, and INTERPOL. Amanda has experience with consular processing abroad. She also works with Congressional representative and legislative agencies to get the best results for her clients.

Before joining Grossman Young & Hammond, Amanda worked for a Prince George’s County-based refugee assistance non-profit, and later had her own legal practice where she worked largely with refugees, asylees, Temporary Protected Status applicants, and Special Interest Visa holders.

Before her career as an immigration attorney, Amanda spent almost 20 years as a lawyer in the financial services regulation field, first in the Office of the General Counsel at the Department of the Treasury, then at Debevoise & Plimpton. She lobbied briefly before turning to immigration work. Amanda started her legal career as clerk to United States District Court Judge Louis L. Stanton, Jr. of the Southern District of New York.

Amanda speaks English, French, and Spanish.