Our panel of experts will provide an update on recent trends in O and P processing. They also will offer case preparation recommendations for artists, entertainers, athletes, and entrepreneurs. In addition, key technical areas of the O and P petition process will be addressed, including itineraries, deal memos, and agent filings. Finally, our experts will provide practical tips on presenting cases in the current adjudication environment, paying particular attention to the impact of COVID-19 and the new Public Charge rule.
- How to Advise Clients When Preparing an Agent Filing
- Current Trends in the Meaning of "Internationally Recognized" and "Coming Solely to Perform" for P-1As
- Position-Specific Advisory Opinion Updates
- Strategies and Tips to Avoid RFEs
- Impact of COVID-19 and the New Public Charge Rule on O and P Petitions
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Eileen F. Morrison (DL), Boston, MA
Eileen F. Morrison is a solo practitioner with the Law Office of Eileen Morrison and chair of the ACES Listserve. She is a past chair of the AILA New England Chapter and has served on many AILA committees. Her practice focuses on fields in the performing and fine arts.
Michael M. Felix, Santa Fe Springs, CA
Michael M. Felix, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended California State University, Fullerton where he majored in Political Science. He earned his J.D. from New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Michael is an Attorney from the State of New Mexico and is licensed to practice Immigration law in all 50 States. Upon graduation from law school Michael was one of only 24 new lawyers in the United States who was offered a Judicial Law Clerkship from the U.S. Department of Justice Honor’s program, for the U.S. Immigration Court in Los Angeles, California. While serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the U.S. Immigration Court in Los Angeles, CA, Michael drafted the legal decisions the U.S. Immigration Court Judges would render in Court. Additionally, he would draft legal memoranda which would address specific complex issues of Immigration law that were under consideration by the U.S. Immigration Court Judges.
Fiona Marie McEntee, Chicago, IL
Fiona Marie McEntee is the Managing Attorney of McEntee Law Group in Chicago. Fiona is also the Chair of the Media & Advocacy Committee for AILA National and is regularly featured in national and international media including MSNBC, CNN, and The New York Times. Fiona regularly speaks on the O-1/P-1/EB-1 and also advises other immigration attorneys about leveraging the media to fiercely advocate for clients. Fiona has recently published Our American Dream – an award-winning children’s book on immigration.