Gearing Up for H-1B Season: What We Learned from FY2017 - Recording (.MP3)

Gearing Up for H-1B Season: What We Learned from FY2017 - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 2/7/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2017-02-07-DL

The fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject quota season will open on April 1, 2017. Our expert panelists will review H-1B trends from the fiscal year 2017 H-1B quota season to help practitioners avoid common pitfalls. The speakers will discuss best practices for addressing pre-filing and post-filing demands unique to cap-subject cases.

Featured Topics

  • Specialty Occupations and Degree Issues
  • The Employer-Employee Relationship and In-House Employment
  • F-1 CPT and OPT Issues, Including the New STEM Regulations
  • F-1: When Is the H-1B Cap-Gap Useful?
  • Credential Evaluations
  • Premium Processing: A Gift or a Curse?

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Robert H. Cohen (DL), AILA USCIS HQ Liaison Committee Chair, Columbus, OH
Robert H. Cohen is a partner with the firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP, in Columbus, OH. He has practiced immigration law for over 38 years and his primary areas of practice include business and family immigration representation. Mr. Cohen has served as chapter chair and on the AILA liaison committees for the U.S. Department of Labor and the Nebraska Service Center. He is currently chair of the AILA USCIS HQ Liaison Committee and past chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council. He received the 2013 Jack Wasserman Award for excellence in litigation in the field of immigration law from AILA, has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the area of immigration law every year since 1995, and has been recognized by Super Lawyers. Mr. Cohen is a graduate of Miami University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Diana C. Bauerle, Arlington, VA
Diana C. Bauerle has more than 16 years of immigration law experience, including a focus on business immigration and the representation of multinational corporate clients. Having previously practiced with distinguished law firms in Chicago, San Francisco, and the D.C. area, she is particularly attuned to the specific needs of companies with a global workforce. Diana earned her J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Loyola University Chicago, and a B.A. degree from the University of Florida. She has held a number of leadership positions within AILA, and is a frequent speaker and author on business immigration topics at national and regional levels. Diana regularly provides pro bono services for community organizations. She is admitted to practice law in Illinois and speaks, reads, and writes Spanish.

Kimberley Best Robidoux, San Diego, CA
Kimberley Best Robidoux is a senior attorney at Maggio Kattar Nahajzaer + Alexander, P.C., in San Diego. She received her B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and her J.D. from Albany Law School at Union University. She focuses on corporate immigration matters for the high-tech, pharmaceutical/biotech, manufacturing/distribution, and hospitality industries to assist companies with their implementation of immigration policies and procedures. Kimberley is well-versed in the area of employer I-9 and E-Verify requirements and has successfully defended employers against I-9 compliance audits, OSC discrimination investigations, conducted "in-house" audits to assess and assist employers in bringing I-9 records into compliance, and performed I-9 management training.

The speaker's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided in the written materials are based on the speaker's experiences and current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and the speaker's experiences may differ from your own.

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