Advanced Strategies for EB-1 RFEs

Advanced Strategies for EB-1 RFEs

Advanced Strategies for EB-1 RFEs - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 9/14/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Unreasonably burdensome Requests for Evidence (RFEs) have continued with the new administration. When you’ve already thrown the kitchen sink into your initial application, how do you provide new information in response to these RFEs? The expert speakers on this advanced session will advise on best practices and provide tips for how to educate USCIS.

Featured Topics:

  • Showing the Beneficiary as a Multinational Manager When the Beneficiary Manages Employees Both in the U.S. and Abroad, or Manages Contractors
  • Showing the Beneficiary as a Multinational Manager When the Beneficiary Manages a Function or Direct Reports Are Not Professionals
  • Misapplication of the Kazarian Framework in EB-1A Cases
  • Strategies for Effectively Re-Presenting Evidence Requested in the RFE That Was Included in the Initial Application
  • Creatively Presenting Evidence of Expertise to Bring USCIS Up to Date on Research Fields

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Tejas Shah, Chicago, IL
Tejas Shah is a Partner with Barnes and Thornburg. He is the past co-chair of the AILA Chicago Fall Conference and New Members Division and serves on the AILA National Military Assistance Program. His practices focus on the representation of employers in a wide range of business immigration matters. Mr. Shah received his J.D. from the George Washington National Law School (2006) and his B.S. from Duke University (2002).

Amy Maldonado, AILA Board of Governors, East Lansing, MI
Amy Maldonado is a solo practitioner with a practice focused on high-end business immigration (focus areas include professional sports, medical, science/engineering, and entrepreneurs). She is currently an Elected Director on AILA’s Board of Governors. Ms. Maldonado received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (1998).

Luciana Zamith Fischer, Miami, FL
Ms. Fischer is a partner at Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li. She practices business immigration, particularly petitions involving Extraordinary Ability (EB-1), National Interest Waivers (EB-2 NIWs), and Investment/Job Creation (EB-5). Born and raised in Brazil, Ms. Fischer benefits from her Latin culture and language skills. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. She is active on AILA South Florida, as a member of committees focused on business immigration.

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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