Advanced Issues for Blanket L-1 Petitions - Recording (.MP3)

Advanced Issues for Blanket L-1 Petitions - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 03/06/2018
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2018-03-06-DL

Preparing a successful initial or amended corporate blanket petition can be a cumbersome task. Our panel of experts will discuss strategies, recent developments and trends in adjudication, and dealing with limited availability of corporation documentation. They also will provide tips for dealing with challenging requests for evidence and ensuring that clients understand the importance of supplying the correct type of evidence. Finally, panelists will identify strategies for preparing successful blanket applications for employees.

Featured Topics

  • Proving a Qualifying Relationship for Publicly Traded Companies
  • Proving a Qualifying Relationship for Privately Owned Companies
  • Proving One of the Three Prongs: $25M in Annual Sales, 1,000 Employees, or at Least 10 L-1s in the Past Year
  • Filing In-Country L-1 Extensions After Admission on the Blanket Petition
  • Advising Clients on Five-Year Visas and Limited I-129S Endorsements

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Yeu S. Hong (DL), Los Angeles, CA
Yeu S. Hong is an attorney at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez, LLP. He has practiced business and family immigration law since 1998. He is a past director of the AILA Board of Governors, past chair of the AILA Southern California Chapter, and current AILA DOS Liaison Committee Vice Chair. Mr. Hong focuses on employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services for start-up, mid-sized and large multi-national and U.S. corporations. He has advised individuals and corporations on immigration strategies for a wide range of employment based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Hong has extensive experience with various nonimmigrant visa categories, including H-1B, H-3, E-2, E-1, L-1A, L-1B, L-1 Blanket, TN, R, and J-1. In addition, he has experience with immigrant visa categories, particularly focused on labor certification and multi-national manager/executive petitions.

Ellen Freeman, AILA Business Immigration Response Team, Pittsburgh, PA
Ellen Freeman is partner-in-charge of the Pittsburgh office of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP, a large business law firm serving a worldwide base of clients from seven offices across Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. With 18 years of practice in all facets of employment-based immigration, Ms. Freeman works with growing organizations to advise on U.S. immigration law, strategy, compliance and training. Her depth of experience fully supports clients moving through the complex steps of business growth and shifting employment strategy, including formation of corporate entities, establishment of U.S. operations, and applications for temporary visas through permanent residence. Highly active with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Ms. Freeman currently serves on its Business Taskforce and the Rome-EMEA District Chapter 2018 Fall Conference Committee, and she serves as chair of the 2018 Annual Conference Fundamentals Track and chair of the Global Migration Section's Consular Liaison Committee. Additionally, she serves on Law360's Immigration Editorial Advisory Board and the Allegheny County Bar Association's Arts and Law Committee. Ms. Freeman earned her J.D. and Master's Degrees in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and holds a master's degree in Russian. She is Martindale-Hubbell AV peer review rated and listed in Who's Who in Corporate Immigration.

Hannah Little, Charlotte, NC
Hannah Little has practiced law since 2006 and is one of a limited number of attorneys certified as a specialist in immigration law by the North Carolina State Bar. She represents employers and employees in a variety of industries, including but not limited to, energy, manufacturing, information technology, and specialty chemical. Ms. Little has extensive experience in the preparation of L-1 intracompany transfer petitions, H-1B specialty occupation petitions, and other nonimmigrant work visa options. She also assists companies and individuals with applications for permanent employment certification for advanced degree professionals and skilled workers and immigrant visa petitions for individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers and multinational executives and managers. In addition, Ms. Little oversees the firm's family-based immigration matters and citizenship/naturalization matters. Ms. Little has been rated by her peers with an AVĀ® Preeminent Peer Review Rating and is listed in in Who's Who in Corporate Immigration and Best Lawyers in America.

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