Thinking Outside PERM—Extraordinary, Outstanding, and NIW Options - Recording (.MP3)

Thinking Outside PERM—Extraordinary, Outstanding, and NIW Options - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 12/1/2016
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2016-12-01-DL

Employers and attorneys seeking an alternate route to permanent residency should consider the EB-1 (extraordinary ability worker and outstanding researchers) and EB-2 (national interest waiver) visas. These petitions may enable scientists and researchers to self-petition and potentially avoid the immigrant visa backlog for oversubscribed countries. Join our group of experts as they guide you through the process of determining whether these are advantageous visa options for your client.

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Yvonne A. Toy (DL), San Francisco, CA
Yvonne A. Toy is currently a senior supervising attorney at Pearl Law Group in San Francisco. Previously, she was with Berry Appleman & Leiden, LLP for more than eight years as a senior associate and associate attorney. With 15 years of immigration experience, she is a veteran at partnering closely with in-house mobility teams on program management, best practices, and compliance. Ms. Toy is an expert in complex and creative case strategies for PERM Labor Certification applications as well as Multinational Manager, Outstanding Researcher, and Extraordinary Ability petitions. Her current clients are leaders in 3D design software, consulting and semiconductor industries, and she enjoys visiting them regularly onsite.

Ceridwen Johanna Koski, AILA Distance Learning Committee Co-Chair, Denver, CO
Ceridwen Johanna Koski is admitted to the state bars of Colorado, Arizona and New York. She has experience working with clients that range from Fortune 500 companies, individual investors, start-up companies, U.S. branches of global corporations, and entertainers.

Nathan A. Waxman, New York, NY
Nathan A. Waxman has practiced business and professional immigration law exclusively since the 1980s. He is recognized as a leader in National Interest Waiver (NIW) analysis and advocacy, and has written and lectured extensively on a broad range of business immigration topics. Coming to the study of law from doctoral study in philosophy and Sanskrit at the Universities of Chicago and Pennsylvania, Mr. Waxman is admitted to the bar in both Illinois and New York. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers of America, New York Magazine, International Who's Who Legal, and SuperLawyers.

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