How to Overcome H-1B and L-1 RFEs in 2017: What’s New? - Recording (.MP3)

How to Overcome H-1B and L-1 RFEs in 2017: What’s New? - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 6/6/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2017-06-06-DL

Receiving a Request for Evidence (RFE) is a normal course of business in filing H-1B and L petitions. How can you assist your client in preparing the most cohesive response to address the issues raised by USCIS? Our panel of experts will focus on the latest RFE trends immigration attorneys are seeing in 2017, and provide strategies, tips, and ways to rebut (and successfully overcome) these RFEs.

Featured Topics

  • How to Sufficiently Show that the Proffered Position Is a “Specialty Occupation”
  • The Degree for an H-1B Petition: How Specific Should the “Specific Field” of Study Be?
  • Documenting the Employer-Employee Relationship
  • Describing the Duties of an L-1A Manager and His or Her Subordinates
  • Documenting That the U.S. Company Is “Doing Business”
  • Documenting the Beneficiary’s “Specialized Knowledge”

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Diana Vellos Coker (DL), San Diego, CA
Diana Vellos Coker is a partner with Larrabee Albi Coker LLP in San Diego, California. Her practice focuses on employment-based immigration law for the high-tech, pharmaceutical/biotech and health care industries. She was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from The Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C. and is licensed to practice law in California, Illinois, and the District of Columbia. Ms. Coker is the past AILA chapter chair for San Diego and currently serves as the chair of the AILA USCIS Liaison Committee for the San Diego District Office as well as an ambassador for the American Immigration Council.

Bennett Savitz, Boston, MA
Bennett Savitz has practiced exclusively in the area of Immigration Law since 1994, and founded Savitz Law Offices in 2000. He has served as the chapter chair of the New England Chapter of AILA, as well as on several local and national AILA committees, helping shape policies and procedures for the entire Immigration Bar. He is a frequent speaker and writer on various aspects of Immigration Law. Since 2008, Mr. Savitz has been selected as one of Boston's Best Lawyers in Immigration Law by Best Lawyers of America. Mr. Savitz currently teaches a graduate school course on immigration law at Lesley University. He graduated cum laude from the University of California at San Diego in 1990. He received both his M.A. in International Relations and his J.D. from Boston University in 1993, where he graduated as an Edward F. Hennessey Scholar.

Lisa Helen York, Denver, CO
Lisa Helen York is a solo-practitioner in Denver, CO. She focuses on business and family immigration, with an emphasis on representing small companies in the IT, Oil & Gas, and Energy industries. She is an Elected Director of the AILA Board of Governors. She currently serves on the Nebraska Service Center Liaison Committee, the AILA Future of Immigration Law Taskforce, and the 2016 Solo/Small Firm Conference Planning Committee. In 2015-2016, she served as chair of the AILA Liaison Taskforce. She is a past chair of AILA Colorado and co-chaired the 2015 AILA Colorado Rocky Mountain Regional Conference. In 2013, she was awarded an AILA President’s Commendation Award.

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