Firm attorneys to examine updates and trends concerning employee identity and work authorization and securing visas for specialized foreign labor at the events
NEW YORK – April 25, 2023 - Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Global Immigration & Compliance Practice will open May by offering employers and others two webinars discussing the changing I-9 verification process and the recently-concluded H-1B visa cap season. These webinars are part of an ongoing information series presented by members of the practice.
- On May 2, Shareholder Nataliya Rymer and Associate Miriam C. Thompson will discuss recent changes in verifying employee identity and work authorization, as the pandemic brought a series of temporary rules for employers and temporary flexibilities for the Form I-9. Rymer and Thompson will review a history of the I-9, its requirements, and the shifting verification process, as well as methods for navigating the current process.
To register for this May 2 webinar, I-9 Verification and Compliance: Navigating New Nuances Post-COVID, click here.
- On May 4, Shareholders Dillon R. Colucci and Agnes Cha Rudinsky will discuss the just-closed FY2024 H-1B visa petition process. There are a limited number of these work visas and this year’s selection process yielded fewer approvals than expected. Colucci and Rudinsky will examine a brief history of the H-1B selection process, parse trends to date, and detangle where things stand today – as well as what other global alternatives may exist for employers and employees this year. Jason Rogers, vice president and senior global immigration counsel with Newland Chase, also will present on the panel.
To register for this May 4 webinar, The FY2024 H-1B Cap Season Post-Mortem: Analysis of the Cycle and Review of What May Come Next, click here.
Rymer represents an array of clients on both immigration and non-immigrant matters, including academics, artists, entertainers, immigrant investors, managers, and executives. She regularly speaks and lectures on immigration law in national and global forums. Her experience has garnered her recognition as a “Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyer” in Lawdragon 500 and in the Chambers USA Guide.
Thompson focuses her practice on business immigration and immigration-related compliance issues, assisting employers with hiring and retaining foreign nationals in various industries and business sectors, including manufacturing, engineering, technology, medical, logistics, and academia. She regularly advises employers on aspects of business immigration, including nonimmigrant visa categories.
Colucci practices and handles U.S. immigration concerns, helping individuals, families, professionals, skilled workers, investors, and businesses live, work, invest, and do business in the United States. His work touches a wide range of immigration matters, including nonimmigrant and immigrant employment-based cases and compliance issues concerning H-1B visas and labor condition applications.
Rudinsky, an experienced immigration attorney with wide-ranging in-house experience in data analytic technology, frequently counsels clients on immigration laws in the workplace, leveraging deep first-hand experience. Her real-world understanding of immigration and compliance requirements includes managing a large foreign national population, providing aligned H-1B cap guidance, training, and counseling to human resources professionals and recruiters on hiring and sponsorship evaluations.
Based in Dallas, Rogers serves as vice president and senior global immigration counsel at Newland Chase, overseeing client immigration programs and providing high level consultation responses. His concentrations are in the areas of global immigration and corporate compliance.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration & Compliance Group: Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration & Compliance Group is a multidisciplinary business immigration practice representing businesses, organizations, and individuals from around the world on a wide range of immigration-related matters. The group has achieved international recognition for legal advocacy, results-oriented service, and responsiveness to its clients. The team is composed of active thought leaders who write regularly for Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration blogs: Inside Business Immigration and EB-5 Insights.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 45 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: www.gtlaw.com.
About Newland Chase: A wholly owned subsidiary of CIBT, Newland Chase is a leading global provider of immigration and visa services for corporations and individuals, with more than 1,700 well-versed immigration and visa professionals, attorneys and qualified migration consultants located in more than 70 offices across 25 countries.