Leon Wildes (New York, NY) is the founding member and senior partner of Wildes & Weinberg P.C., a distinguished immigration law firm in New York City, and has practiced immigration law since 1960. In 1970, he served as National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, a bar association for immigration lawyers. He is the recipient of the AILA's Edith Lowenstein Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Immigration Law. A prolific writer, Wildes has published many articles on aspects of immigration law including five law review articles (in the San Diego Law Review and Brooklyn Law Review) concerning the Lennon case litigation and has spoken before numerous legal and other groups. He was featured in the documentary film "The US versus John Lennon" and did promotional interviews for the film.