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"PERM 2007: What Will The Year Of The Pig Bring?"

Speakers: Mitchell L. Wexler, Jonathan C. Adams, Andrew B. Greenfield, Paull Hejinian, Anikó Trombitás Kálnoki, Ann Pinchak and Linda Rose

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Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers from participants.


FIRST Phone Session on Jan 25:

  • Pre-filing checklists (including Layoffs)
  • Prevailing Wage Issues
  • Job Order Issues
  • Refile/No refile Decision
  • What are the Actual Minimum Requirements for the Job?
  • Recruitment Types, content & Timing
  • Developing Business Necessity Documentation

SECOND Phone Session on Feb 8:

  • Current experiences with auto denials
  • How to handle roving employees in the form
  • Other controversial items on the form - requirements normal to the occupation,
    special requirements, language requirements
  • Interplay between section H & J, with hypos
  • Matching SVP with alternative requirements
  • Dealing with alternative requirements, including MS+? or BS + 5 cases (filling out the form)- hypos
  • Magic language - how and when to use it correctly
  • Is it a professional occupation?

THIRD Phone Session on Mar 1:

  • I-140 issues (including EB2 with B+5)
  • Audit issues: the record so far
  • Motions to Reconsider: what works, what does not work
  • Alternatives to MTRs
  • Document retention
Citations for Session 1        Citations for Session 2       


Mitchell L. Wexler (discussion leader) ,a Partner with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP ; Irvine, a graduate of Business School of Hofstra University (B.A., 1982) and Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1985). In addition to being an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), he currently serves as a national mentor on Labor Certifications. Mr. Wexler is a past Chair of AILA's Southern California chapter. He is also a past Vice Chair and a Commissioner of the State Bar of California's Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Committee. He also serves as a Trustee for the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF). Mr. Wexler is certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He has written in excess of 200 published articles on United States immigration/visa related topics. He also presents and lectures extensively to seminar groups in the United States and abroad.

Jonathan C. Adams, Managing Partner, Philadelphia, PA and Partner, Iselin, NJ. Brooklyn College (B.A., 1992, cum laude); Deans List; Boston College Law School (Visiting Student); Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1995); Dean's Letter of Commendation for statutory research and analysis – Fordham University School of Law. Mr. Adams joined Fragomen in 1995 and is admitted to the bars in New Jersey (1995), New York (1996), the District of Columbia (1998) and Pennsylvania (2006). He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, {Pennsylvania Bar Association}, District of Columbia Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Andrew B. Greenfield is a Managing Partner with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP; Washington, DC. and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., cum laude, 1989) and George Washington University (J.D. 1992). In September 2006 the Legal Times named Mr. Greenfield one of the 10 Leading Immigration Lawyers in Washington, DC. Mr. Greenfield has practiced exclusively in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law since 1994. He provides multinational corporations, including leading technology companies and financial institutions, with strategic counseling on all matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law, regulation and policy. He is former Vice-Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Washington, DC Chapter. He has written published articles for the American Law Institute-American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He regularly speaks at immigration conferences nationwide. Mr. Greenfield is admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Anikó Trombitás Kálnoki is a principal in the law firm of Sharon & Kálnoki LLC. Ms. Kálnoki has practiced in the field of employment-based immigration since 1992. Of particular note is her experience with the labor certification process. Ms. Kálnoki is active in professional and civic organizations. She is the former Department of Labor Liaison for the Ohio Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has served as speaker and moderator at numerous Immigration Law and Employment Law seminars. Ms. Kálnoki is also a volunteer in various civic organizations.

Paull Hejinian , a Partner with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP; San Francisco. Mr. Hejinian attended Harvard University (A.B., 1987), Georgetown University (J.D., 1993), and McGill University (visiting student, Faculty of Law, 1993). He is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. A frequent lecturer on immigration law and policy, he is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (New England chapter) and the Massachusetts Bar Association

Ann Pinchak has practiced Immigration and Nationality law since 1984. A graduate of Rice University and the University of Houston Law Center, Ms. Pinchak is licensed to practice by the State of Texas. A frequent speaker on Immigration and Nationality Law, Ms. Pinchak has served on the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Physicians Task Force. She received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating, and has been named to their list of prominent attorneys. Ms. Pinchak has also been selected for inclusion in Who's Who in American Attorneys and American Business Executives. Recently, Ms. Pinchak was selected by her peers as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine. Ms. Pinchak is admitted to the U.S. Southern District Court of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also an active member of the Greater Houston Partnership.

Linda Rose has practiced exclusively immigration and nationality law for twenty years. Her law firm is in Nashville, Tennessee, where she emphasizes business immigration in the entertainment field, manufacturing industry, and higher education. She holds a nationally-elected seat as a Director of the AILA Board of Governors and is a member AILA's PERM Committee. Ms. Rose is a member of IMMLAW, the national consortium of select immigration attorneys. In addition, Ms. Rose is an Adjunct Professor at the Vanderbilt University Law School, where she teaches Immigration Law and Policy. She lectures regularly to employers and attorneys and has written many articles on immigration law, including Prevailing Wages and PERM Labor Certification. When not practicing law, Linda Rose is an aspiring jazz vibraphonist.


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$199 Seminar Package
Audio CD of Jan 25, 2007 (90 minutes)
Audio CD of Feb 8, 2007 (90 minutes)
Audio CD of Mar 1, 2007 (90 minutes)

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