Alexander Kaplan


1984-1991- Lawrence Leonard, Esq., New York, New York. Associate Attorney

1992-2011- Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Newark Asylum Office, (formerly – United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Newark Asylum Office), Newark, NJ and Lyndhurst, NJ. Asylum Officer

2011-Present. Lawrence Leonard, Esq, New York, New York. Associate Attorney.


Member of New York State Bar since 1984.


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY

J.D., June 1983

Class rank – top 25%.

Member of Cardozo International Moot Court Team (tri-state competition), 1982.

One of the winners of Jessup International Moot Court Competition, 1981.

Institute of Foreign Languages, Baku, USSR

B.A., June 1978; Major: English

G.P.A. – 3.77.

Editor-in-chief of the college newspaper.

Successfully participated in several academic competitions.


Russian (native).


Literature, arts, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, travel.


Extensive travel in Europe, Asia, Africa, North, Central, and South America.