Advanced L-1 Strategies: Navigating the Changing Terrain

Advanced L-1 Strategies: Navigating the Changing Terrain

Advanced L-1 Strategies: Navigating the Changing Terrain-Recording (No CLE)
Live Event Date: 8/10/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Over the past few years, the L-1 category has experienced profound procedural and systemic changes, forcing attorneys to reconsider the best course of action for these intracompany transferees. For example, in 2018, CBP officers at border crossings limited the processing of L-1 renewals. In addition, DOS changed the standard of review of blanket L-1 petitions at U.S. embassies and consulates, and USCIS saw more filings for extensions due to travel restrictions and embassy closures impacting the processing of L-1 blanket petitions. Our experts on this intermediate panel will review these changes and advise on best practices and effective strategies for how to navigate them.

Featured Topics:

  • Inconsistent CBP Practices at Ports-of-Entry
  • Blanket L-1s: The Standard of Review and How to Handle It
  • Practical Tips and Strategies for Difficult L-1 Cases (e.g., Functional Managers, Specialized Knowledge, etc.), Setting Client Expectations
  • Navigating L Visa Restrictions Pursuant to the June 24, 2020, Presidential Proclamation

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Fausta Maria Albi, (DL) San Diego, CA
Fausta Maria Albi is a co-managing partner of Larrabee Albi Coker LLP, an AV-rated San Diego firm focused on employment-based U.S. immigration law. In practice for over 24 years, Ms. Albi has served as past Chair of the AILA San Diego Chapter, Chair of the AILA San Diego Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee, and Chair of the AILA National Customs and Border Liaison Committee. Ms. Albi received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Angelica Grado-Wright, Houston, TX
Angelica Grado-Wright has in-depth experience managing all aspects of U.S. immigration programs for corporate clients in a variety of industries, including energy and information technology. She provides extensive advice to human resources professionals and corporate counsel regarding immigration compliance matters, including I-9 and LCA compliance issues. She has experience managing teams of attorneys and paralegals, and serving as an escalation contact for both global and U.S. matters.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.

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