Job Changes after the PERM Is Approved: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Experienced Practitioners

Job Changes after the PERM Is Approved: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Experienced Practitioners

Job Changes after the PERM Is Approved: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Experienced Practitioners (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 08/24/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Business changes, rising wages, rapid promotion, hybrid work locations, and cross-functional roles coupled with slow processing times can result in a substantial difference between an employee’s PERM job description and the role they are expected to fill when it’s time to file the I-140 visa petition and I-485 adjustment of status application. Join our panel of experts for an advanced-level discussion about strategically advising clients on the legal and ethical issues that these unanticipated changes can trigger.

Featured Topics:

  • What changes are too substantial to support an I-140 filing?
  • When must you file a new PERM application?
  • Can an I-140 petition be filed to preserve the priority date even if the job has substantially changed?
  • What key ethical issues may arise between the attorney, client(s), and stakeholders?

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Loan T. Huynh (DL), AILA DOL Liaison Committee, Minneapolis, MN

Loan T. Huynh is Chair of the Immigration Department at Fredrikson & Byron and has practiced immigration law over 20 years. Loan leads Fredrikson’s I-9 audit and corporate immigration compliance practice, PERM, and H-2B/H-2A practice. She is also a frequent speaker at national conferences, served as an expert witness on H-2 matters, and has written extensively on immigration issues. She has served on AILA’s DOL Liaison Committee since 2015 and was H-2 Vice Chair from 2016-2019.

*Cyrus D. Mehta, AILA Ethics Committee Chair/Benefits Litigation Committee, New York, NY

Cyrus D. Mehta is the Managing Partner of Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC in New York. He represents corporations and individuals from around the world in business and employment immigration, family immigration, consular matters, naturalization, federal court litigation and asylum. He also advises lawyers on ethical issues. He is the Chair of the AILA Ethics Committee, Editor in Chief of the AILA Law Journal and member of AILA’s Benefits Litigation Committee. He is the recipient of AILA’s 2018 Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law.

*Brenda Boudreaux, San Francisco, CA

Christine Traversi, Houston, TX

Christine Traversi is an attorney at Jackson Lewis P.C.’s Houston office. Her practice focuses on business immigration and immigration compliance related matters. She represents large corporate clients, small businesses, start-ups, and individuals in the energy, manufacturing, and technology industries. She frequently writes and presents on business immigration topics. Ms. Traversi is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Houston Law Center.

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