Advanced Consular Issues for H-1B and L-1 Visas-Downloadable Recording

Advanced Consular Issues for H-1B and L-1 Visas-Downloadable Recording

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Recording Date 11/5/15
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3 / PDF
SKU WS2015-11-05-DL

Panelists in this seminar will discuss the various issues and challenges associated with those U.S. consulates handling the largest proportion of H-1 and L-1 visas. The speakers will focus on the growing problems of re-adjudication of these visa petitions at the post, recommendations by the post regarding revocation of a petition, and other issues. Panelists also will provide practice pointers on how to deal with these issues.

Featured Topics

  • Evidentiary Issues for Small Businesses
  • “Re-adjudication” at Consulates: Asking for Individual Petitions When a Blanket Is on File; When There is Evidence of Employer Payroll Running into Thousands of Pages; etc.
  • Do High-Level Executives and Managers with “Low-Paying” Jobs Qualify as L-1 Executives or Managers?
  • Cultural Issues in Preparing Your Client for the Visa Interview
  • Manager of a Function: Myth or Reality?
  • Consular Visits to Foreign Entities; Consular Requests for Senior Management to Provide In-person Explanations

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Poorvi Rohit Chothani (dl), Mumbai, India
Poorvi Chothani, the founder and managing partner of LawQuest, a global immigration law firm headquartered in Mumbai, India and heads the global immigration practice at LawQuest. She is an alumna of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a registered and practicing Solicitor, England and Wales. She was the 2014-2015 co-chair of AILA's Global Migration Section and an active member of the Bangkok District Chapter for which she edits the quarterly newsletter.

Daniel J. Parisi, AILA DOS Liaison Committee Vice Chair, London, UK
Daniel Parisi is a partner at TGL Shipley Parisi in London. He has practiced immigration law since 2003 and his practice has a particular focus on consular processing and waivers of ineligibility. He has spoken on these issues at national and international AILA conferences as well as for other international organizations. Mr. Parisi is the vice-chair of AILA's national Department of State Liaison Committee as well as a member of its LGBT Working Group. He spent the majority of his undergraduate years in Europe where he became fluent in Spanish and French. He received his J.D. from New York Law School and is admitted to the New York Bar.

Bushra A. Malik, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Bushra A. Malik is a Shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills Office. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1998) and Michigan State University's James Madison College. Ms. Malik practices in the area of immigration law, focusing her practice on the representation of multinational and domestic clients' inbound and global migration needs. Ms. Malik's experience includes U.S. Employment based and Family based Permanent Residence Petitions; Non-Immigrant Petitions; Employer Compliance; J-1 waivers; Compliance under WHTI; U.S. Passports; complex Naturalization matters and Currency Seizures. Ms. Malik has extensive experience in securing work and residence permits for numerous countries around the globe. Ms. Malik also routinely represents clients at U.S. Ports of Entry, the USCIS District Office, as well as various Foreign Embassies and Consulates. Prior to joining Butzel Long, Ms. Malik was a Vice Consul for the United States Foreign Service, Department of State in Seoul, South Korea. She also worked for EOIR at the Chicago Immigration Court; and had externships with the UNHCR in New Delhi, India, and the legacy INS, Office of the General Counsel in Washington, DC. Ms. Malik currently serves as Treasurer for the Michigan Chapter of AILA.

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