H-1B RFEs in 2019 and Strategies for Responding: What’s Trending? - Recording (.MP3)

H-1B RFEs in 2019 and Strategies for Responding: What’s Trending? - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 8/22/2019
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2019-08-22-DL

As immigration attorneys continue to experience a significant increase in Requests for Evidence (RFEs) on H-1B petitions in 2019, getting an H-1B approved remains challenging. The risk of receiving a lengthy RFE remains high every time you file a transfer, an amendment, and (most definitely) with cap cases. Our panel of experts will focus on the latest H-1B RFE trends immigration attorneys are seeing in 2019, and will provide strategies, tips, and tricks for successfully overcoming them. The panelists also will help attorneys understand the current climate in H-1B adjudications in order to better position their clients for success.

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  • Establishing the Employer-Employee Relationship: Consulting Companies, Multiple Worksites, and Offsite Employment
  • Best Practices for Tackling a Boilerplate RFE

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Stephanie Scarborough is the founder of Scarborough Law, L.L.C. She is a leading Immigration Attorney with over 10 years of experience in the United States. Stephanie is a trusted adviser and has built an industry‐ proven reputation for processing of high volume H1‐B and L1 petitions. She is also an active member of the New York Bar Association, the Georgia Bar and American Immigration Lawyers Association. Before becoming an Immigration Attorney, Stephanie was enlisted in the U.S. Army for more than twelve years. She is known for her humanitarian work, and for extending her legal expertise to handling asylum and deportation cases. More than any of the above, Stephanie is most passionate about helping clients gain the liberty they need and deserve so they can pursue their own dreams. Attorney and Business Counselor to small businesses and multinational corporations. She manages Scarborough Law’s offices in Alpharetta, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida and is admitted to practice law in New York and Georgia. She has worked with multinational corporations to meet their high-volume and specialized immigration needs. Our firm clients include companies from a variety of domains including Information Technology, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Telecom, Healthcare, Religion, Sports, and Real Estate Investment. Aside from my immigration practice, our Georgia offices counsel businesses and individuals to protect their assets and families through effective business structures and legacy planning.

Nicholas Coenen is an associate attorney with Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd., where he primarily practices immigration law with a focus on family and employment-based immigration. His areas of expertise include a broad spectrum of non-immigrant visas and both family and employment-based permanent residency processing. Nicholas is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), including serving as an invited speaker at AILA meetings, conferences, and webinars. Prior to joining Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd., Nicholas worked at the University of Wisconsin Law School Immigrant Justice Clinic. There, he represented clients in a variety of areas including removal defense, T and U visas, and post-conviction relief, among others.

Joseph (JJ) Shepherd is an Associate at Fragomen’s New York office. He advises employers and individuals on all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, with a particular emphasis on immigration compliance. JJ has extensive experience managing employment-based U.S. immigration programs for multinational corporate clients in the technology, financial services, information media, automotive, research, mining, and video game industries. He also has experience advising and representing individual, corporate and institutional clients in the motion picture and television, arts and entertainment, and higher education industries. JJ volunteers extensively with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and is dedicated to the advancement of U.S. immigration law and policy. He serves as the Chair of the AILA California Service Center Liaison Committee and is a member of the AILA Service Center Operations Liaison Committee and AILA Advanced Business and EB-5 Issues Conference Committee. He previously served on several other national AILA committees and working groups.

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