Lessons Learned in FY2016—Preparing for the FY2017 H-1B Season-Recording (.MP3)

Lessons Learned in FY2016—Preparing for the FY2017 H-1B Season-Recording (.MP3)

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Recording Date 01/28/16
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2016-01-28-DL

This seminar will review RFEs and denials issued during the fiscal year 2016 H-1B quota season, in order to help practitioners avoid the same pitfalls during the fiscal year 2017 H-1B quota season, which opens on April 1, 2016. The speakers will also discuss best practices for addressing pre-filing and post-filing demands unique to quota cases.

Featured Topics

  • Specialty Occupations Under Scrutiny
  • IT and Consulting Companies: The Employer-Employee Relationship and In-House Employment
  • F-1 OPT and CPT Issues
  • Work Credential Evaluations
  • When Should One Use Premium Processing?
  • Whether to Use H-1B Cap-Gap Relief
  • Managing Client Expectations and Office Workloads

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Bob White (DL), Schaumburg, IL
Robert (Bob) White is a principal in the Schaumburg, IL, office of Masuda Funai. For more than 20 years, Mr. White has represented businesses and colleges exclusively in the employment-based immigration area. Mr. White routinely gives presentations to businesses and colleges on various employment-based immigration topics. Mr. White is a member of the Leadership Team of NAFSA: Association of International Educator's Region V. He was also chapter chair of the AILA Chicago Chapter. Mr. White is currently a member of the AILA DOL Liaison Committee.

Lisa Christoffersen, AILA CSC Liaison Committee Vice Chair, Seattle, WA
Lisa Christoffersen is the founder and principal attorney of Christoffersen Law PS in Seattle. She has been practicing employment-based immigration law since 1999, with an emphasis on the technology and biotechnology sectors. Ms. Christoffersen serves as vice chair on the AILA CSC Liaison Committee. She has also served on the AILA Washington State Chapter Executive Committee and has chaired the chapter's DOS and DOL liaison committees . She received her B.A. from Middlebury College, and her MAIS and J.D. from the University of Washington. She is listed in Super Lawyers.

Sharon Cook Poorak, Atlanta, GA
Sharon Cook Poorak is senior counsel in the immigration practice group of the Atlanta, GA, office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. With almost 30 years of immigration law experience, she focuses her business immigration law practice primarily on H, L, PERM, I-140 and related I-485 issues. Ms. Poorak represents corporate clients in a wide variety of industries. Ms. Poorak has served as chapter chair, member of the AILA Board of Governors, and on numerous AILA national and local chapter liaison committees. Ms. Poorak previously served as director of education for AILA in Washington, D.C. and the head of the detention project for Catholic Social Services. She has been a frequent lecturer on immigration topics nationwide. Ms. Poorak has been named as a “Leading Immigration Attorney” by International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers; International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, and is consistently recognized by her peers in Chambers USA as being among the “Best Lawyers in America”.

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