|Live Event Date: 09/07/2023|
|Web Seminar||90 min.||Yes|
Unreasonably burdensome Requests for Evidence (RFEs) have continued at a high rate. 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 panel will advise on best practices and provide tips for how to respond (and sometimes educate) USCIS.
- Misapplication of the Kazarian framework in EB-1A cases
- Misapplication of EB-1A standards in O-1 cases
- Strategies for effectively re-presenting evidence requested in the RFE that was included in the initial application
- Presenting evidence of the client’s expertise to bring USCIS up to date on emerging fields
- Communicating data in a compelling way
- USCIS Policy Manual changes regarding STEM applicants
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James W. Hollis (DL), Memphis, TN
James W. Hollis is an attorney at Siskind Susser PC in Memphis, TN, where he works with entrepreneurs, professionals, entertainers, talent workers and their employers. He has served as a trusted advisor to many individual clients, as well as to major league professional sports organizations, entertainment industry groups, publicly traded corporations, and entrepreneurs leading high growth startups. Mr. Hollis received his JD from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
Amy Maldonado, AILA Board of Governors, East Lansing, MI
Amy Maldonado is the Managing Attorney at the Law Office of Amy Maldonado LLC. She is a current Elected Director on the AILA Board of Governors and serves on various national committees. Ms. Maldonado represents extraordinary entrepreneurs, scientists, professional athletes, coaches, entertainers and many others. After successfully filing two lawsuits on behalf of her own wrongfully denied EB-1A and O-1A clients, Ms. Maldonado now litigates denials of EB-1A and O-1A visa petitions referred to her by colleagues. Ms. Maldonado received her JD from The University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1998.
David Estrella, Coral Gables, FL
David Estrella is the Managing Partner of Estrella Law in Coral Gables, FL where he works with both individuals, including Spanish-language television and film actors, producers, directors and behind the scenes talent, entrepreneurs, an assortment of small businesses, professionals, and start-up companies. Mr. Estrella received his JD from St Thomas University School of Law in 1995.
Suzanne B. Seltzer, New York, NY
Suzanne B. Seltzer is the Principal of The Seltzer Firm, PLLC. Ms. Seltzer served as Vice Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) USCIS Benefits and Policy Committee (2018 – 2021), Chair of AILA’s USCIS Benefits and Policy Committee (2010 – 2012), Chair of Service Center Operations (SCOPS) Liaison Committee (2012 – 2015), and on AILA’s Annual Conference Committee. Ms. Seltzer was ranked among the nation’s top 20 practitioners in Immigration Law by LawDragon, and ranked in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and in Best Lawyers in America, New York Magazine’s Best Lawyer’s in New York.