H-1B RFEs and Denials: Our New Reality
October 16, 2018
02:00 PM (ET)
Until last year, an H-1B denial was unthinkable except in rare cases. Now, lengthy requests for evidence (RFEs) and denials are possible every time you file a transfer, an amendment, and (most definitely) with cap cases. How do you manage client expectations? Is there a strategy to help avoid receiving an RFE for every case? Are examiners now required to issue a minimum number of RFEs and denials? Our panel of experts will discuss the most recent trends, lessons learned from last year, and what developments are on the horizon.
- Managing Client Expectations from the Start of the Case
- Structuring Fees and Time on Cap-Subject H-1Bs Considering the Recent RFE and NTA Memoranda
- Wage Levels and Strategies
- Submitting Evidence in the Initial Petition to Avoid the RFE
- Best Practices for Tackling a Boilerplate RFE on Specialty Occupation
- Weighing Denial Options: Motion to Reconsider, AAO Appeal, or Suit in Federal Court?
Deborah J. Notkin (DL), AILA Past President, New York, NY
Deborah J. Notkin is a partner in the firm of Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP and maintains a large business immigration and nationality practice. She is a past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2005-2006 and serves on its Board of Governors. A noted expert in business immigration she is a frequent lecturer at the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association and AILA. Human Resource Magazine has named Ms. Notkin one of the 15 most powerful business immigration attorneys in the U.S. Ms. Notkin is listed in Best Lawyers in America; the International Who is Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, and Chambers USA as recommended immigration counsel. New York Super Lawyers has listed her as one of the top immigration attorneys in New York. Her numerous articles on business immigration have been cited frequently in other articles on immigration.
Lisa Helen York, AILA NSC Liaison Committee Chair, Denver, CO
Lisa Helen York is a partner at McGuire & York Law, LLC, a newly formed partnership in Denver, CO. From July 2009 until July 2017, she was a solo practitioner. She has practiced immigration law for 15 years. She focuses on business and family immigration, with an emphasis on representing small companies in the IT, Oil & Gas, and Energy industries. Ms. York graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2002. She earned her Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1995 with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado. Ms. York is an active member of AILA. From June 2014 until June 2017, Ms. York was elected to serve on the organization’s Board of Governors. In 2017-2018, she chairs the AILA Nebraska Service Center liaison committee and the Paralegal On-Demand Program Committee.
Jason Susser, Memphis, TN
Jason Susser is an attorney in the Memphis office of Siskind Susser PC, where his practice focuses exclusively on immigration and nationality law. Mr. Susser represents businesses and individuals in several areas of immigration law including employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, naturalization, and humanitarian cases. Mr. Susser works extensively with entrepreneurs to find creative immigration solutions for start-up companies in the US. Mr. Susser studied Accounting at the University of Memphis, and spent five years as a paralegal and immigration law clerk before he went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
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