The panelists will offer tips and best practices on strategic use of expert letters, advisory opinions, and third-party letters in the business immigration context.
- Using Expert Letters to Demonstrate Specialty Occupation and H-1B Beneficiary Qualifications
- Affidavits and Letters Documenting Beneficiary Qualifications, Business Necessity, and PERM Compliance
- Consultations with Peer Groups and Labor Organizations for O-1 Extraordinary Ability Petitions
- How to Submit EB-1 Support Letters to Reduce RFEs
- Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Working with Third-Party Letter Writers
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Edwin R. Rubin (DL), AILA Past President, East Brunswick, NJ
Edwin R. Rubin has served employment and family immigration law needs by providing his internationally recognized expertise in a personalized setting. He served as AILA President from 1990–91 and AILA BOG Emeritus from 2013-present. He was senior editor of, and contributing author to, Immigration & Nationality Law, published by AILA, (two volumes annually), 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990. He was the recipient of AILA’s 1993 Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award and AILA’s 2001 Mentor Award.
Mackenzie Lynn Houck, San Francisco, CA
Mackenzie Lynn Houck is an Associate in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman and Leiden LLP. She enjoys helping companies find the best possible immigration solutions for their unique foreign national employees and their families. Her experience covers assessing and executing nonimmigrant and immigrant matters, with a focus on extraordinary ability and outstanding researcher petitions. Mackenzie has obtained O-1, L-1, H-1B, H-1B1, H-3, TN, E-3, and other nonimmigrant visas for her clients. She has also guided foreign nationals to permanent residence through PERM, EB-1/EB-2/EB-3, and adjustment of status processes.
Punam Singh Rogers, Boston, MA
Punam Singh Rogers is a Partner in the Boston office of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, where her practice focuses on Business Immigration law. Punam works with U.S. employers seeking to hire non-resident foreign professionals who need to obtain temporary or permanent immigration status in the U.S. as well as work permits in countries around the world for their global workforce. She provides strategic advice and assists employers in all phases of developing comprehensive workforce authorization compliance programs and trainings as well counsels employers who are involved in government investigation or enforcement proceedings, including Dept. of Justice, IER Investigations, Dept. of Labor LCA audits, and Dept. of Homeland Security Form I-9 and Everify Audits, and USCIS Site Visits. Punam also counsels’ clients on Diversity & Inclusion and Global Workforce issues/trainings.