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Greenberg Traurig’s Kate Kalmykov to Speak on Form 1-9 Compliance Flexibility

NEW YORK – July 27, 2023 – Kate Kalmykov, co-chair of the Global Immigration & Compliance Practice of law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will present on the Aug. 10 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) webinar, “The End of COVID Flexibilities for Form I-9 Compliance.” Click here to register.

The webinar will discuss remote verification requirements, verifying employment eligibility, and Form I-9 lapses and noncompliance. It will also discuss the end of flexibilities allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic, how to handle hybrid office models, two-step verification, and internal audits.

Kalmykov, based in the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices, has close to two decades of experience in business immigration matters. She works with employers of all sizes across a variety of industries in understanding and complying with the immigration laws relating to the hiring and retention of foreign talent. Specifically, her practice focuses on supporting clients and advising them on temporary and permanent residency immigration options for multinational executive, business, scientific, and information technology personnel. In addition, her practice provides support to companies in the global transfer of personnel.

Known by her clients for her out-of-the-box thinking, responsiveness and hands-on approach, Kalmykov often is called upon to assist in developing immigration options and strategies in the most unique circumstances and to respond to complex Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny, or to appeal denied cases. Likewise, she also has been instrumental in developing employer compliance programs for Department of Labor related filings including H-1Bs and Permanent Labor Certification, as well as for I-9 employment eligibility verification.

She frequently develops and conducts nationwide I-9 compliance trainings and policy manuals for human resources personnel, advises on best practices for E-Verify employers, provides guidance on avoiding immigration-related unfair employment practices claims and has defended and minimized penalties in immigration-related government audits. Kalmykov regularly works with professionals from the firm’s Labor & Employment, Tax, and ERISA & Employment Benefits Litigation practices, to provide strategic planning on immigration issues within a cross-border framework.

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 500. 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: