High-Skilled Workers Final Rule, Part 2: Immigrant Visas and EADs - Recording (.MP3)

High-Skilled Workers Final Rule, Part 2: Immigrant Visas and EADs - Recording (.MP3)

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Late-Breaking Seminar
This seminar recording is Part 2 of a two-part series. For Part 1, please visit the High-Skilled Workers Final Rule, Part 1: Nonimmigrants seminar recording page.
Recorded 12/12/2016
CLE Eligible No
Length 90 min.
Format Live Audio Seminar
SKU AS2016-12-12-DL

On Friday, November 18, 2016, DHS published a final rule, “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers.” The rule goes into effect on January 17, 2017, and is intended to benefit U.S. employers and foreign workers by streamlining processes relating to the employment-based immigrant visa process and increasing job portability and flexibility for foreign workers. Part 2 of this two-part seminar will focus on the provisions relating to the immigrant visa process and employment authorization. Part 1 was held on December 2, 2016, and focused on the provisions relating to H-1Bs and other nonimmigrants. Topics for Part 2 will include:

Featured Topics

  • Permanent Portability Under INA §204(j)
  • Validity of I-140 After Employer Withdrawal or Termination of Business
  • Priority Date Retention
  • Employment Authorization Based on “Compelling Circumstances”
  • Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization for EAD Renewals: Who Can Benefit and Employment Verification Implications
  • Elimination of 90-Day EAD Adjudication Rule and Interim EADs
Due to the late-breaking nature of the program and jurisdictional requirements, CLE credit is not available for this seminar.


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 liaison committees for the U.S. Department of Labor and the Nebraska Service Center. He is currently chair of the 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.

Marketa Lindt, AILA 2nd Vice President, Chicago, IL
Marketa Lindt is a partner in the business immigration law practice at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, where she leads the firm's immigration I-9 compliance practice. She advises employers on business immigration, I-9 compliance, and immigration-related white collar defense. Ms. Lindt is currently the AILA 2nd Vice President. Previously, she has served as chair of AILA's Chicago Chapter and on AILA National liaison committees for DOL, ICE, SSA and the Nebraska Service Center. Ms. Lindt frequently speaks and writes on business immigration practice issues. She is an author of two business immigration law treatises, forms and filings, and Strategies for Employing Foreign Nationals.

Suzanne Seltzer, New York, NY
Suzanne Seltzer is the principal of The Seltzer Firm, PLLC. Ms. Seltzer is a member of AILA's USCIS HQ Liaison Committee, having recently completed her tenure as chair of AILA's USCIS Service Center Operations (SCOPS) Liaison Committee. Ms. Seltzer also co-founded the New York Anti-Trafficking Network (NYATN) in 2002, and continues to sit on its Steering Committee. Ms. Seltzer regularly speaks and publishes on matters relating to immigration law. Ms. Seltzer is ranked among the nation's top 20 practitioners in the area of immigration law by LawDragon, and is also ranked in Chambers Global and Chambers USA. In addition, she is included in "Best Lawyers in America," New York Super Lawyers, and New York Magazine's Best Lawyer's in New York. She obtained her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Leslie Dellon, Business Litigation Fellow, American Immigration Council, Washington, DC
Leslie Dellon is the business litigation fellow at the American Immigration Council, where she encourages business immigration lawyers to consider litigation as another tool to serve their clients, engages in impact litigation, and represents amicus curiae before courts and agencies. She has 20+ years of business immigration law experience, including representing clients in her own firm, L. Dellon Immigration Law, LLC, since August 2011. She is a past AILA DC Chapter Chair and has served on AILA National and DC Chapter committees. She has a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

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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