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Issues in FDNS Investigations

July 24, 2012
Web Seminar

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Issues in FDNS Investigations [Web Seminar]

This 90-minute web seminar was originally presentedTuesday, July 24, 2012, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time

The USCIS Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) was created in 2004 with a mission to detect, deter, and combat immigration benefit fraud. FDNS conducts assessments in the H-1B, L-1, EB1-3, and R-1 programs. This panel will discuss how to prepare and respond to an FDNS verification visit or investigation.

  • FDNS: History, Mission, Structure, and Use of Contractor Site Inspectors
  • Pre-Site Visit Process and Preparing Clients for Unannounced Visits
  • Mechanics of a FDNS Site Visit and Requested Documents for Inspection
  • Follow-Up and Clarification with FDNS Fraud Officers
  • Special Considerations: Derogatory/Inaccurate Information, Notices of Intent Based on Site Visits, Filing Complaints.


Amy E. Fallon (dl), New York, NY
Amy E. Fallon is an associate in the New York office of Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen and Loewy. She has held various roles in the AILA New York Chapter including her present one of treasurer. She frequently speaks on the PERM process.

Brad Hendrick, Boulder, CO
Brad Hendrick is a member at Caplan and Earnest LLC. He earned a B.A. with honors from the University of Michigan, and a J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Colorado. Mr. Hendrick has lectured on corporate and I-9 compliance, corporate change, and visa options for businesses and entrepreneurs. He was named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Law Week Colorado in 2007, and a “Rising Star” by Colorado Super Lawyers from 2009 to 2012.

Daniel C. Horne, San Francisco, CA
Daniel Horne is a senior associate with Jackson & Hertogs LLP in San Francisco, CA where he practices employment-based immigration law with an emphasis on the technology sector. Mr. Horne is a member of AILA’s CBP Liaison Committee, and has spoken at national and regional AILA conferences on a variety of immigration topics.

AILA Members: $129*
Non-AILA Members: $199*

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The "Issues in FDNS Investigations" web seminar takes place Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the times noted below:

2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

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*Please note, your jurisdiction may limit the amount of distance learning credit you can earn. To view details on your jurisdiction's credit restrictions and CLE requirements, please visit the CLE Center.

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  • Not Eligible for CLE: KS

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