Robert W. Rund


Robert W. Rund

Practice Areas

School Law
Immigration Law

Background and Areas of Experience

Robert Rund has extensive school and immigration law experience. Mr. Rund has served since 1993 as the editor of Indiana School Laws and Rules, a comprehensive compilation of the statutes and regulations governing public schools in Indiana published annually by West Publishing Company. Mr. Rund represents public school corporations throughout Indiana. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Rund served for seven (7) years as Director of Legal Services for the Indiana School Boards Association. Mr. Rund has authored numerous articles on education and immigration law for the Indiana School Boards Association, the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation, and other business, legal and educational organizations.

Mr. Rund's education law practice includes representation of school corporations as general counsel, and on special matters, including, but not limited to, employment law, student discipline, commercial and construction contracts, school construction finance, public bidding, public meeting and access to records issues, and policy development.

Mr. Rund's immigration practice includes representation of universities, colleges, not-for-profits, businesses, and investors in obtaining temporary work authorization and employment related permanent residency for executives, managers, professors, researchers, professionals, specialized knowledge employees, athletes, and business owners, and in consular processing where required.

Mr. Rund has more than 20 years experience in assisting Japanese and other multinational companies obtain E-1, E-2, L, and EB-1 Intracompany Transferee permanent residency status for their key employees.

Mr. Rund is a former member of the national Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is a past President of the Indiana Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts, 1970
Indiana University School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1973

Bar Admissions

Indiana Supreme Court
Federal District Court for Southern District of Indiana
United States Supreme Court

Publications and Presentations

Censorship or Discretion?: The Selection and Removal of School Curricular and Library Materials;
Discharging Tenured Teachers: Practical Tips to Ensure a Proper Record;
Practical Procedures for Enforcing the Compulsory Education Law;
Regulating Student Expression - Dress, Grooming, Publications, and Speech;
Complying with the 1986 Alien Employment Control Act;
Equal Access to Religion in Schools;
Protecting the Child: What Must an Employer Do?;
How Far Has the Supreme Court Opened the Door for Educating Students Enrolled in Parochial Schools?;
Offensive Speech now Protected: What Can Be Said, What Can Be Worn?;
Student Immigration Issues;
Are You Paying Your Employees Correctly?: A Review of Indiana's Wage Payment Law;
Employment Verification, Background Checks, and Other Employer Requirements Under Indiana's Immigration Legislation And The Fair Credit Reporting Act

Law Firm or Corporate Legal Experience

Lewis & Kappes (2011-present);
Rund Wallman & Robbins, LLP (2004 to 2011);
Rund & Wunsch, LLP (1991 to 2004);
Abbott, Rund, Small & Goerges (1984 to 1991);
Sole Practitioner (1980 to 1984);
Indiana School Boards Association: Director of Legal Services and General Counsel (1973-1980)


American Immigration Lawyers Association
Council of School Attorneys of the National School Boards Association
Indiana State Bar Association
Indianapolis Bar Association
Indiana Council of School Attorneys

Honors and Awards

Included in The Best Lawyers in America (2005-2016)