2022 H-1B RFE Trends and Strategies for Winning

2022 H-1B RFE Trends and Strategies for Winning

2022 H-1B RFE Trends and Strategies for Winning - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 8/4/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

While H-1B RFE rates are coming down, immigration practitioners continue to receive RFEs on H-1B amendments, extensions, and change of employer petitions. Furthermore, due to internal redistribution to rebalance workloads, attorneys may see their cases assigned to an unfamiliar service center. Our panel of experts will discuss the RFEs they are seeing, and they will impart RFE-response strategies, tips, and tricks that have been successful.

Featured Topics:

  • Minimize the Chances of Receiving an RFE: Trends and Tips
  • Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Job Titles under Attack: Responding When USCIS Says the SOC Code Is Wrong
  • What Supporting Evidence Works? Are Expert Opinions and Detailed Course Evaluations Worth Obtaining?
  • Using Government Resources to Win
  • Lingering Impact of COVID-19 on H-1B RFE Trends

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Robert F. Loughran, Austin, TX

Robert Loughran is the managing partner of the Austin office of Foster LLP. Named "Lawyer of the Year" again in 2022 in Austin, TX by Best Lawyers in America and recently recognized as a Thought Leader in Corporate Immigration by Who's Who Legal, his practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate immigration, emigration to third countries, and related international law. Robert is an active member of the community, and is involved with more than fourteen different councils, committees and organizations including the British-American Business Association, the Association of Business Immigration Lawyers, the Texas State Bar Standing Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality, and the AILA H-1b liaison Committee at the Vermont Service Center in the 2000s. He presents frequently before legal, professional, and academic organizations on the topics of U.S. and foreign work authorization, employer sanctions, maintenance of status, and changes in government proceedings.

Devang Patel, Atlanta, GA

Devang “Dev” Patel is an Associate with Fragomen’s Atlanta office. He is a past board member of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of Georgia and was recently named as an honoree in the “On the Rise” category for the 2022 Georgia Legal Awards. Mr. Patel received his J.D. from the Georgia State University College of Law.

Andrea-Li Wallace, Reston, VA

Andrea-Li Wallace is an associate attorney with Goel & Anderson LLC. She advises multinational corporate clients on a wide range of immigration matters involving nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, PERM, and consular processing. Andrea has represented individuals, small businesses, and multinational corporations across various industries. She was recently selected to serve as a member of the AILA National– Message Center Moderators Committee. Mrs. Wallace received her J.D. from the Florida State University.

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