Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Impact on Your Bottom Line
Overview:Immigration reform, either comprehensive or partial, seems highly likely within the next year or two. While the House is expected to introduce various new bills leaving the final details uncertain, employers should never-the-less be informed in order to better prepare for the inevitable outcome of this legislation and its consequences on their business.
A panel of thought leaders and practitioners will discuss the fundamentals and provide updates with respect to Immigration Reform. The presentation will be aired in a LIVE two-hour webcast.
The faculty will discuss the following topics:
• Senate Bill 744 & Comprehensive Immigration Reform: An Overview
• Increased Allotment of H-1B Visas
• Mandatory E-Verify
• Work Authorization for Spouses of H-1B Employees
• Path to Permanent Residency (i.e., the Green Card)
• Other Provisions in S.B. 744
• Other Issues and Potential Impact on Companies
• Guidelines and Best Practices
• Latest regulatory updates
Randel Johnson, Senior Vice President, Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits Division,
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Chamber of Commerce's long involvement in this issue
- What's happening in Congress – both Senate and House
Charlene Quincey, Associate/Manager,
KPMG Law LLP
- Non-immigrant visa changes
- Impact on offshore centric companies
- Business visitor visa compliance
Elizabeth Espin Stern, Managing Partner of the Washington, DC Office and co-head of Global Immigration & Mobility Practice,
Baker & McKenzie LLP
- Business visitor compliance
- The overall compliance orientation of change for visas (ie, as opposed to I-9)
Valentine A. Brown, Partner ,
Duane Morris LLP
- Mandatory E-Verify and stricter I-9 enforcement
- What implications do the employment eligibility verification and employer sanctions mandates in the new law pose for today's commercial employers of highly skilled professionals and executives? To what extent will training and vendor support be important to incorporate to achieve appropriate compliance in this arena.
Michael F. Turansick, Partner,
Fragomen, Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP
- Permanent Residency issues
Who Should Attend:
- HR/Payroll Professionals, Employment Law Attorneys & In-House Counsel
- Employment Law & Immigration Attorneys
- Senior Management
- Human Resource Managers
- Compliance Program Directors
- Other Related and Interested Professionals
Randel K. Johnson joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on December 1, 1997. As senior vice president, he is primarily responsible for labor, immigration, and employee benefits issues pending before Congress and the federal agencies.
Consulting with the Chamber's member policy committees and his staff of 11, Johnson determines the Chamber's position and sets strategy on a wide variety of issues that fall within the jurisdiction of his division. These include union-driven initiatives such as card check legislation, ergonomics, and blacklisting regulations; pension funding reform and health care; civil rights and wage and hour; and comprehensive immigration reform, including visa and border policy. Johnson regularly testifies before Congress and is widely quoted in the media on employment and immigration issues as a recognized expert in these fields.
Randel K. Johnson joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on December 1, 1997. As senior vice president, he is primarily …
Charlene joined KPMG in April 2011 and practices exclusively in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law.
As an Associate at KPMG, Charlene provides a broad range of legal immigration advice and counsel to a variety of industries including, financial services, information technology, management consulting, healthcare and transportation. Specifically, Charlene assists clients in the preparation and submission of applications for nonimmigrant U.S. work visas as well as applications made pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement. In addition to her experience as an Immigration Attorney, Charlene is skilled in mediating disputes and holds a Certificate in Mediation form The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Charlene joined KPMG in April 2011 and practices exclusively in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law. As an …
Elizabeth Espin Stern is Managing Partner of the Washington, DC Office, co-head of Baker & McKenzie's Global Immigration & Mobility practice, and a known leader in US and global business migration. With over 25 years of experience, she manages the US and global migration programs for major multinational companies across industry sectors, including financial services, IT and telecommunications, defense, manufacturing, multimedia and environmental. Liz is consistently ranked as a leading immigration lawyer by legal directories, including Chambers, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Legal Times, Who's Who in Corporate Immigration, and local publications in Washington, DC, where she has been recognized among the top 30 lawyers in DC. Client sources to Legal 500 say, "[Liz] 'is not only a great technical lawyer, but a great business person.'"
Elizabeth Espin Stern is Managing Partner of the Washington, DC Office, co-head of Baker & McKenzie's Global Immigration & Mobility …
Valentine A. Brown is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Duane Morris LLP. She serves as global immigration law counsel to a diverse group of multi-national and domestic corporations and their employees, providing advice, compliance audits and representation to help navigate the intricacies of US and foreign immigration laws. Ms. Brown also represents individuals in all types of immigration proceedings, including persons of extraordinary ability; spouses, fiancées and children of US citizens; naturalization and political asylum applicants; as well as respondents in deportation and immigration appellate proceedings. Ms. Brown is an instructor for the Duane Morris Institute, which provides training in all areas of employment law for human resource professionals, in house counsel, benefits administrators and managers through classes in Philadelphia, client-site trainings and webinars. She is a 1995 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, and lives in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.
Valentine A. Brown is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Duane Morris LLP. She serves as global immigration law …
Michael F. Turansick is a Partner at Fragomen, Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP and manages the Firm’s Chicago office. Mr. Turansick has over 25 years of experience in corporate immigration law and manages a diverse practice that is comprised of individual, start-up, mid-size, and large multinational companies encompassing a broad range of industry sectors, including automotive, manufacturing, finance, pharmaceutical, technology solutions, telecommunications, professional services and consumer products. His work on behalf of clients includes advising on immigration options for companies seeking to open new U.S. offices, the immigration consequences of mergers and acquisitions or other corporate restructurings, employment verification compliance, EB-5 immigrant investor options and strategic immigration program management. Mr. Turansick has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council and is a member of the Employee Relocation Council, the American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A frequent author and speaker on immigration topics, Mr. Turansick is listed in the current editions of Best Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.
Michael F. Turansick is a Partner at Fragomen, Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP and manages the Firm’s Chicago office. Mr. …
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
About The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
About KPMG Law LLP
KPMG's affiliated law firm KPMG Law LLP, provides a suite of wide-ranging tax and immigration law services. KPMG Law LLP's immigration practice, together with KPMG's International Executive Services and global network of member firms, helps global-minded clients deal efficiently and effectively with the movement of their international workforces worldwide.
About Baker & McKenzie LLP
Baker & McKenzie's US immigration practice includes leaders in immigration policy working with a network of over 150 immigration professionals in 40 countries, including the firm's newest offices in Istanbul, Casablanca and Johannesburg. The US immigration team works collaboratively with its labor and employment, compensation and benefits and tax law counterparts to address immigration issues holistically. It assists clients with transactional visa support, manages global portfolios for Fortune 500 clients, advises on strategic immigration planning, and helps companies address immigration issues in restructurings and acquisitions. With an unparalleled platform in corporate compliance, Baker & McKenzie is one of the few immigration providers that can effectively assess high-impact risk issues surrounding the movement of employees across borders, such as certification of compliance with worksite, visa and residency mandates, management of third-party supplier visa compliance, data privacy and cyber security, export controls, and immigration benefits policies.
About Duane Morris LLP
Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 700 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today's legal and business challenges. Evolving from a partnership of prominent lawyers in Philadelphia a century ago, Duane Morris now has offices in many major markets and continues to expand across the country and overseas. Throughout this expansion, Duane Morris remains committed to preserving the collegial culture that has attracted so many talented attorneys. The firm's leadership believes this culture is truly unique among large law firms, and that outstanding legal work is best accomplished by skilled professionals who respect each other and work well together. Duane Morris lawyers hold leadership positions in professional associations, as well as in educational, cultural and charitable organizations and with community groups. Many of the firm's attorneys come to Duane Morris after having held senior positions in government agencies and large corporations.
About Fragomen, Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP
Fragomen provides comprehensive immigration services for short- and long-term international assignments, permanent transfers and the local hire of foreign workers. With more than 2,000 immigration professionals at over 40 strategically located offices across 18 countries, we offer the highest caliber of immigration services available on a global, regional or country basis. While we practice exclusively in immigration law, Fragomen has consistently been recognized as a top-tier law firm worldwide. Best Lawyers in America, the longest-standing and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession, currently ranks Fragomen as the #1 firm in immigration law. In addition, U.S. News – Best Lawyers designated Fragomen as “Law Firm of the Year – Immigration Law” in its most recent listing. A significant number of partners and attorneys within the firm are listed in Best Lawyers in America and Who’s Who in American Law, and Fragomen has been named a “Go-To Law Firm of the World’s Leading Companies” as published by ALM and in Fortune Magazine.