|Live Event Date: 03/12/2024
No company is exempt from an audit or investigation by DHS/ICE, DOL, or DOJ. Learn how to proactively help clients understand the various types of immigration-related audits and establish a plan of action. Our panel of experts will provide guidance and practical tips for advising companies to prepare for audits at the highest level, understanding the players, and assessing the landscape. Given the growth in E-Verify and increased audit risks across every type of company and organization, this seminar is useful for anyone working on employment-based cases.
- Overview: agencies involved and common types of audits
- The business case for proactive preparation
- Prepare for initial contact from the agencies, and manage the next steps
- Best practices interacting with the agencies and negotiating
- Closing out the audit or investigation and getting the best results for clients: cleaning up and moving forward
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Matthew J. Maiona (DL), Boston, MA
Matthew J. Maiona is a partner at Maiona & Ward, P.C. in Boston. Representing clients nationwide, he serves diverse industries and individuals seeking U.S. visas to work and live in the United States. He has been the keynote speaker at seminars for AILA, the Employment Management Association of New England and Sterling Education Services, as well as private recruiting firms on the topic of business immigration law and procedure. He also teaches Business Immigration Law at Suffolk University Law School as an adjunct professor. He has authored many articles for AILA publications, conferences, and is a contributing author to the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s two volume treatise: Immigration Practice Manual. He received his BA cum laude from Boston College and his JD from Suffolk University Law School.
Amy L. Peck, AILA Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee Chair, Omaha, NE
Amy L. Peck plays a key role in helping attorneys achieve success as co-leader of Jackson Lewis’ Immigration practice group. Amy previously served for 12 years as one of 21 directors elected to the AILA Board of Governors and is the current Chair of the AILA National Verification Committee, which liaises with USCIS, ICE and OCAHO on I-9, E-verify and related worksite issues. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council and served as Chair of AILA’s ICE and EOIR committees.
Bruce E. Buchanan, AILA Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee, Nashville, TN
Bruce E. Buchanan is Special Counsel at Littler’s Nashville, Tennessee office, where he counsels employers on immigration compliance issues, conducts internal I-9 audits, represents employers in ICE inspections/audits and Immigrant and Employee Rights investigations, and employment-based visas. Bruce has been serving on AILA’s Verification & Documentation Liaison Committee for several years. He received his JD from Vanderbilt University in 1982.
Sharon R. Mehlman, San Diego, CA
Sharon is a nationally renowned immigration attorney whose practice spans a wide range of employment-based immigration law. Throughout her career, she has focused on improving the practice of immigration law through government liaison work and educating attorneys and employers through frequent nationwide speaking engagements. She has gained recognition for her expertise in worksite enforcement and other compliance matters. Sharon has a BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a JD from the University of San Diego.