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Advanced Issues for E-2 Employee Petitions

March 6, 2014
Web Seminar

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Advanced Issues for E-2 Employee Petitions

This 90 minute web seminar was presented live on March 6, 2014, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

While the L-1B program ventures farther away from the original intent, E-2s should be fully considered as a viable alternative. However, the E-2 is not always simple. For example, can a new employee be essential? Can recruitment be required by the consulate? Is there a difference between essential employee and specialized knowledge? Join our panel of experts as they discuss the intricacies of the E-2 for employees.
  • Pros and Cons of E vs. L Visas
  • Primary vs. Incidental Role as Executive/Supervisor
  • Essentiality and Availability of U.S. Workers
  • Key Employee and Length of Employment
  • Practice Pointers for Consulates and Small Businesses
  • Investment Thresholds


Christi Hufford Jackson (dl), Dallas, TX
Christi Hufford Jackson is an associate in the Dallas office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP.. Ms. Jackson’s practice focuses on advising and representing large corporate clients, with a particular focus on preparing nonimmigrant petitions and applications for intracompany transfers, treaty investors, specialty occupations and business visitors. She has extensive experience with U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. Ms. Jackson is a regular speaker on the topics of nonimmigrant visas and consular processing.

Fausta Maria Albi, San Diego, CA
Fausta M. Albi is one of three co-managing partners with Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP, a San Diego-based firm focused on employment-based immigration law. Ms. Albi has been in practice for over 16 years and has been active in AILA throughout that time. She is a past chair of the AILA San Diego Chapter, past chair of the CBP National Liaison Committee, and presently serves as a member of the local CBP Liaison Committee and mentor for AILA’s national program. Ms. Albi is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law.

Sarah Buffett, Charlotte, NC
Sarah Buffett is a partner in the Charlotte office of Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration filings and I-9 compliance and worksite enforcement defense. A former member of the AILA Board of Governors, Department of State liaison committee and New Members Division chair, Sarah most recently served as the Vice-Chair of the Texas Service Center Committee. She was named AILA’s Young Lawyer of the Year in 2006 and is a frequent national lecturer on business immigration and I-9 issues.

Registration & Pricing

  Registration Price
AILA Member/International Associates $129.00
AILA Members’ Paralegals $129.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $129.00
AILA Law Student Members $129.00
Nonmember Attorneys $199.00
Other Nonmembers $199.00
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199.00
Nonmember Law Students $199.00

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The "Advanced Issues for E-2 Employee Petitions" web seminar takes place Thursday, March 6, 2014, 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 03/05/2014.

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