Top Business Immigration Takeaways from AC23

Top Business Immigration Takeaways from AC23

Top Business Immigration Takeaways from AC23 (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 07/13/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Did you miss the 2023 AILA Annual Conference (AC23)? Or were you in Orlando, but too busy networking with friends and colleagues to attend all the sessions? Our panel of experts will recap the major developments and key takeaways from AC23 related to business immigration. Drawing from the Business Track, Government Open Forums, and other sessions, this intermediate seminar will provide an action-packed summary of what you missed.

Featured Topics:

  • Government open forums: Should the immigration bar expect anything to change in the next year?
  • Nonimmigrant visa developments and trends: consular processing and USCIS
  • PERM update: anticipating future changes with this constantly moving target
  • The business of business: best practice management tips
  • “Oh, and one more thing!”: the most surprising information and updates heard at AC23

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Nicole Simon (DL), AILA USCIS Case Assistance Committee Chair, Philadelphia, PA

Nicole Simon is the managing partner of Landau, Hess, Simon, Choi & Doebley.  She is the current chair of the USCIS Case Assistance Committee and previously chaired both the AILA Philadelphia Chapter and AILA’s VSC Liaison Committee. Ms. Simon received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (2001).

Fuji Whittenburg, AILA DOS Liaison Committee Chair, Calabasas, CA

Ms. Whittenburg is founder/managing partner of Whittenburg Immigration Law based in Calabasas, CA. She counsels both individual and corporate clients on U.S. immigration matters involved in a wide range of industries such as arts, entertainment, fashion, and new media, as well as creating solutions for start-up businesses in technology and gaming. She is frequently invited to speak on arts/entertainment immigration topics, as well as consular processing and visa related issues. Currently, she serves as Chair of AILA’s Department of State Liaison Committee (2022–present), & steering committee member of AILA's ACES (Athletics, Culture, Entertainment, and Science) Interest Group.

Bob White, AILA DOL Liaison Committee Vice Chair (H-1B/PERM), Schaumburg, IL

Bob White is a partner in the Immigration Group of Masuda Funai in its Schaumburg, Illinois office. Bob has been practicing exclusively in the employment-based immigration area for more than 30 years. Bob was previously Chapter Chair of the AILA Chicago Chapter. He was also a member of AILA National’s Verification Committee and SSA Taskforce. Bob is currently Vice Chair of the AILA National’s DOL Liaison Committee. He is also a member of the Leadership Team of NAFSA: Association of International Educator’s Region V. Bob was selected as 2022 Lawyer of the Year for Immigration (Chicago) by the Best Lawyers publication.

Danielle H. Webb, AILA Innovation and Technology Committee, Atkinson, NH

Danielle H. Webb, founder of Huntley PC in Boston, MA, focuses her practice on religious workers, extraordinary ability visas, millennial-owned businesses, startups, high net worth individuals, and federal litigation. She has been named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers from 2020 to 2023. A Boston College and Boston College Law School graduate, she resides in Southern New Hampshire with her husband and two dogs, Luna the Great Pyrenees and Jed the Great Dane.

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.