In-Depth Look at L-1A/L-1B-CD

In-Depth Look at L-1A/L-1B-CD

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An In-Depth Look at the L-1A/L-1B

This 90 minute web seminar was originally presented August 5, 2010.

This session will discuss the L-1A and L-1B visa categories and will take a close look at the challenges of securing this highly scrutinized visa.

  • Statutory Definition of L-1A Manager/Executive and USCIS Interpretation
  • Statutory Definition of L-1B "Specialized Knowledge" and USCIS Interpretation
  • Company Ownership and Activity
  • Overseas Employment-The Conflict Between the Regulations and the Statute
  • Limitations on L-1s for Employees Working Off-Site and Employees Who Own or Are Major Stockholders of the Petitioning Company
  • The Blanket L-Procedures and Benefits
  • Tips on Preparing an L Petition and RFE Response under Increased USCIS Scrutiny

AILA has not applied for and is not administering CLE credit for this OnDemand program. However, CLE self-study credit may be available in your jurisdiction. Please check your jurisdiction’s CLE rules on the AILA CLE Center for more information.


Barbara Bower (dl), Pittsburgh, PA

Barbara Bower practices immigration law, with an emphasis in business immigration, with Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has been selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in immigration law. Ms. Bower is a past chair of AILA’s Pittsburgh Chapter and has served on numerous AILA Committees. She is the author of “L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visas,” 98-4 Immigration Briefings (Apr. 1998).

Paul L. Samartin, London, UK

Paul L. Samartin is Head of Laura Devine Solicitors' US immigration practice in London. Mr. Samartin specializes in business- and family-based immigration to the United States and has extensive experience working with embassies and consulates throughout Europe. He regularly speaks on a wide range of business- and family-based immigration matters and has written a number of articles for AILA. He earned his JD from Pepperdine University School of Law and is admitted to the State Bar of California.

Janet Henner, New York, NY

Janet L. Henner is a partner in the New York office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy. Ms. Henner received her Bachelor's degree in Economics from Brandeis University (1991) and her JD from Tulane University (cum laude, 1996). Prior to joining Fragomen, Ms. Henner served as an attorney-advisor and deputy secretary to BALCA at the U.S. DOL, Office of Administrative Law Judges. Ms. Henner is a frequent lecturer on business immigration topics, at national and local immigration conferences for several business and educational organizations including ACIP, and AILA. She currently serves on the executive board of the NY Chapter of AILA.

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