Preparing for H-1B CAP Season 2021

Preparing for H-1B CAP Season 2021

Preparing for H-1B CAP Season 2021 - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 1/26/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Now that we have seen the automated H-1B lottery system in action for one year, what have we learned? What should be done differently this year with more time to prepare? Panelists will discuss pros and cons of the new electronic registration system and address general issues of filing FY2022 cap-subject cases based on the current landscape for H-1Bs.

Featured Topics:

  • Lessons Learned from the First Year Using the New System
  • Planning and Tips for H-1B Filings Using the Automated System
  • Current Trends in H-1Bs and How They Affect CAP Filings
  • Internal Processes and Billing for the New Lottery System

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Tejas N. Shah (DL), Chicago, IL
Tejas Shah is a partner at Barnes and Thornburg and practices in Chicago, IL. He is past chair of the AILA Chicago New Members Division and currently serves on the AILA National Military Assistance Program (“MAP”). Mr. Shah received his J.D. from George Washington National Law School and his undergraduate degree from Duke University. His practice focuses on all aspects of business and family immigration as well as federal litigation.

Cyrus Mehta, New York, NY
Cyrus Mehta is the founder and managing partner of Cyrus D Mehta & Partners, PLLC with over 25 years of experience in immigration law. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School. He is the 2018 recipient of AILA’s Edith Lowenstein award for advancing the practice of immigration law.

Youngwook (Christian) Park, Reston, VA
Youngwook (Christian) Park is an attorney with Goel & Anderson, LLC. He currently serves as a member of AILA’s DOL Liaison Committee and has long been a moderator on the AILA InfoNet Message Center. Mr. Park received his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law (2010).

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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