PERM For Experts
Speakers: Sofia Zneimer, Judy Bordeau, Catherine Haight, Douglas Hauer, Loan Huynh, Kimberley Best Robidoux and Roger Tsai
Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by questions and answers from participants. MCLE Credits in CA, TX and other states (click here for more details).
FIRST Phone Session on February 2: Pre-Recruitment Issues
THIRD Phone Session on March 10: Post-Recruitment Issues
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Sofia Zneimer (Discussion Leader) practices in the area of business immigration and litigation and has represented multi-national corporations, individual investors, hospitals, non-profit organizations and business entities before the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice, and the State Department. She also litigates before the Illinois courts and the Northern District of Illinois. Before joining Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C., she worked as an immigration attorney for a national law firm. Before this she was the Immigration Specialist of a Fortune 500 Company for several years where she managed the processing of all immigrant and non-immigrant employment-based visas, intra-company transfers, I-9 compliance, as well as the company's relationship with outside immigration counsel.
Judy Bordeau is an attorney with experience in both private practice and corporate law. Prior to forming the partnership of Eisberg & Bordeau, she was an in-house attorney for a Fortune 500 company where she was responsible for immigration matters. Judy is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is a moderator of the AILA PERM forum. She speaks Spanish fluently and has travelled extensively in Europe and Mexico. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling with her family and attending soccer games with her two sons.
Catherine L. Haight is the founding member of Haight Law Group, PLC in Los Angeles, California. She is admitted to practice law in the state of California and has been practicing immigration law since 1989, specializing in business and sports related matters. She currently serves as Member of the AILA Business Immigration Committee and AILA USCIS Ombudsman Committee. Ms. Haight obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979 and J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 1989. She has authored numerous articles published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and PLI on such subjects as PERM, H-1B visas, L-1 visas, and the immigration consequences of business mergers and acquisitions.
Douglas Hauer has substantial experience in business immigration law, related government investigations, family-based green card sponsorship processes, immigration litigation and corporate immigration policy development. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council (formerly the American Immigration Law Foundation) and has served for two years on the Councilís J-1 Exchange Visitor Committee. Doug is an expert on J-1 training and intern visas and speaks on broader immigration law issues, ethics, marketing and business development and employment immigration law for national and international legal organizations, universities and industry forums. He also assists accomplished individuals in securing visas and green cards.
Loan Huynh is a shareholder in the Immigration Group at Fredrikson & Byron. Loan practices exclusively in immigration and nationality law. She has extensive experience in employment and family based immigration, worksite enforcement and corporate compliance and H2A agricultural and H2B nonagricultural workers.
Kimberley Best Robidoux has been with Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP since 2004. Prior to moving to California, Kimberley practiced immigration law for Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC in Boston, Massachusetts and immigration and employment law for Krupin O'Brien LLC in Washington, D.C. She also was a paralegal in Washington, D.C. in the area of immigration, labor, and employment law. Kimberley has over 18 years of experience in the field of immigration law as a practicing attorney, law clerk, and paralegal.
Roger Tsai is a member of the Employment Law department of Parsons, Behle & Latimer. He concentrates his practice on employment and family-based immigration and worksite enforcement. Mr. Tsai regularly advises companies and universities on how to secure temporary and permanent visas for foreign national employees including H-1B visas and permanent resident status. He has also assisted companies in performing internal audits of their employment eligibility documents (I-9's) and successfully negotiated settlements with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Mr. Tsai has spoken before the Utah State Legislature and numerous industry groups on immigration worksite enforcement. His articles on immigration worksite enforcement have been published by the American Bar Association, the Utah Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
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