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Visa Alternatives in a Season of H-1B Drought

December 17, 2012
Web Seminar

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Visa Alternatives in a Season of H-1B Drought

This 90 minute web seminar was presented live on December 17, 2012

This seminar was originally scheduled for October 30, 2012; however, due to Hurricane Sandy we had to reschedule for a later date.

A whole year's allotment of H-1B visas were used up in less than three months this year, leaving us with an H-1B visa drought until October 2013. Is your client out of luck until then? Not necessarily. Consider some of the alternatives in a discussion with our panel of NIV experts.

  • Already Counted or Not Counted at All: Cap Exempt Individuals and Employers
  • Country-Specific Options:
    • Free Trade H-1B1 Visas
    • E-3 Visas
    • TN
  • E Visas
  • Sometimes There’s Overlap: O-1s, J-1s, etc.


Avram E. Morell (dl), Newark, NJ
Avram Morell practices at the New York City and Newark, NJ offices of Proskauer Rose LLP. He sits on the AILA New York Chapter Liaison Committee to the USCIS New York District Office. Mr. Morell lectures on immigration law to professional associations, educational institutes, and private businesses, and his articles have been published in statewide, national, and international publications. For several years, Avi has been ranked as a leading New York immigration lawyer by Chambers USA.

Jerome G. Grzeca, Milwaukee, WI
Jerome G. Grzeca is a past director on the AILA Board of Governors, and has served in leadership positions on numerous committees and taskforces with AILA. He is a respected speaker and author on a variety of business immigration law topics and has served on more than 50 professional immigration law panels. Mr. Grzeca is listed with The Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and Super Lawyers for excellence in immigration law. Mr. Grzeca was also selected as a “Leader in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

Rita Sostrin, AILA USCIS Service Centers Operations Committee, Los Angeles, CA
Rita Sostrin is a partner at Sostrin Immigration Lawyers, LLP in Los Angeles. Ms. Sostrin is chair of AILA’s CSC Liaison Committee, member of AILA’s SCOPS Committee, editor of Immigration Practice Pointers, and member of AILA’s Periodicals Review Board. In 2008, she received AILA’s Presidential Award. She is included in ,em>The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, Chambers USA, and Best Lawyers in America.

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The "Visa Alternatives in a Season of H-1B Drought" web seminar takes place Monday, December 17, 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

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 12/16/12.

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