Think Global: Looking Abroad for Alternatives to the H-1B Lottery

Think Global: Looking Abroad for Alternatives to the H-1B Lottery

Think Global: Looking Abroad for Alternatives to the H-1B Lottery (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 04/18/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

During this seminar, expert panelists will explore various global visa categories for employers and practitioners to consider after the H-1B quota has been reached and talented employees have exhausted all U.S. visa options. Whether transferring an individual to an overseas office or pursuing remote work and nomad arrangements, our speakers will review potential non-U.S. immigration pathways and other important considerations to help your clients retain their global workforce.

Featured Topics:

  • Entrepreneur visas
  • Intracompany transfer visas
  • Remote and nomad work visas
  • Important considerations for U.S. companies: international employment laws, tax implications, payroll, privacy and information security, etc.

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Jessica K. Lang (DL), Boston, MA

Jessica K. Lang is an associate at Jackson Lewis P.C. She currently serves on AILA’s Global Migration Section AV Committee. Ms. Lang provides advice and counsel on U.S. business immigration matters, as well as outbound international transfers, to corporate clients seeking to hire high-skilled foreign talent and increase global mobility for their workforce. Ms. Lang holds a JD from New England Law | Boston (2014) and BA from Monmouth University (2011).

Sophie de Bellissen, AILA Family Section Steering Committee, New York, NY

Sophie de Bellissen-Durban is a sole practitioner based in London. She is both an attorney (New York) and a Solicitor (England and Wales). Sophie has practiced both UK and US immigration law for almost 20 years with a broad-based business and family practice. She serves on the AILA Family Section Steering Committee and is a member of the AILA GMS AV Committee.

Maria Elena Abraham Garfias, Mexico City, Mexico

María Elena is Counsel with Santamarina & Steta, S.C., a full-service Mexican Firm. She has more than 26 years of experience in immigration and corporate matters and global mobility. She works closely with clients to help them achieve and maintain compliance with laws and regulations before the National Immigration Institute (INM). She also performs pro-bono work for various civil society institutions and has participated as a panelist in various national and international Forums. Mrs. Abraham received her JD from the ITAM University.

Elizabeth Long, Toronto, ON, Canada

Elizabeth is a partner with Long Mangalji LLP and specializes in the area of Canadian immigration law for companies, entrepreneurs, and skilled workers. She is a Certified Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law and frequently presents and advises on immigration issues to organizations, universities, Members of Parliament, and the media. Elizabeth holds a JD from the University of Toronto and an LLM from Osgoode Hall.

Gunther Mävers, Cologne, Germany

Dr. Gunther Mävers is equity partner with michels.pmks, a boutique law firm based in Cologne and Düsseldorf. Dr. Mävers has accumulated considerable experience in corporate immigration law matters. He is a very well-known expert and regularly speaks at international conferences. He has been appointed Chair of the Immigration & Nationality Law Committee of the International Bar Association (2015/16) and Vice-Chair of the Global Employment Institute (2020/2021) where he is now Advisory Board Member.

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.