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H-1B Cap Subject Visa 2017: Exploring Key Issues, Trends and Alternatives

Immigration Law CLE

H-1B Cap Subject Visa 2017: Exploring Key Issues, Trends and Alternatives

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (ET)
Immigration LawWorkplace ManagementRecording

Companies in the U.S. use the H-1B program to employ highly skilled foreign professionals. With the continuous growth in today’s economy, it is anticipated that more employers will seek H-1B’s for their potential key foreign national employees in the coming year. However, as per the immigration law, only a limited number of H-1B work visas are made available each year, a statutory limit of 65,000 visa numbers for new hires, with an additional 20,000 for individuals with a Master’s or Doctorate from a U.S. university. The applications for Cap-Subject H-1B petitions for FY2018 is fast approaching, so businesses need to be well-prepared for the upcoming H-1B cap season so that their H-1B petitions are properly filed and their foreign national employees have the greatest chance of success of obtaining an H-1B visa.

A panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will go beyond the basic of the Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions and will offer the audience with an in-depth analysis of the various implications of H-1B Visa. The panel will also provide a roadmap of practical moves in filling for H-1B Petitions and how to avoid the common risks and potential pitfalls.

Key topics:

  • Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions: An Overview
  • Key Requirements for Cap Subject H-1B Petitions
  • Filing Period for New H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions
  • Prerequisite Labor Condition Application (LCA)
  • Implications of H-1B Visa
  • The Lottery-Based H-1B System
  • Latest Legislative, Regulatory and Policy Updates
  • Post-Selection: Other Options to H-1B status If Not Selected

Who Should Attend

  • Employment and Immigration Lawyers
  • Employers
  • Employees
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • General Counsel
  • In-house Counsel
  • Immigration Officers
  • Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations


Rodney Malpert

Rodney Malpert
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Shilpa Jadwani, Esq.

Shilpa Jadwani, Esq.
Neera Bahl & Associates LLC

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Shilpa Jadwani, Esq.Attorney
Neera Bahl & Associates LLC

  • Overview of H1B Visa Requirements
  • Caps and Lottery Process
  • H-4 Employment Authorization

Rodney MalpertPartner
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

  • Suspension of Premium Processing for H1Bs starting April 3, 2017


  • Strategic Alternatives to H1B
    • L-1A Visa: Intracompany Transferees - Shilpa
    • O-1 Visa: Extraordinary Ability or Achievement - Rodney
    • TN Visa: NAFTA Professional Workers -Shilpa
    • Permanent residence strategy - Rodney

Shilpa Jadwani, Esq.Attorney
Neera Bahl & Associates LLC

  • Tactical Questions
    • Request for Evidence (RFE) Trends
      • Prove the proffered position is a specialty occupation
      • Re: offsite employees – prove employer-employee relationship & right to control
    • New rule on January 17, 2017, regarding leniency/grace period for H1B holders who are let go to find new H1B Job/Employer

Rodney MalpertPartner
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

  • Potential Legislative and Administrative Reforms
    • Ideas in Congress and the Trump Administration to reform H-1B availability and requirements
Rodney Malpert

Rodney MalpertPartnerFragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Rodney Malpert is a partner with Fragomen Worldwide.  He specializes in all aspects of business immigration, with emphasis on reorganizations, PERM labor certification, National Interest Waivers, pre-hire processes/decimation, and legislative and regulatory reform.  He is author of two loose-leaf treatises about non-immigrant statuses.  Mr. Malpert is a graduate of Cornell Law School  and has been an Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at Arizona State University Law School and Southern Methodist University Law School.  

Shilpa Jadwani, Esq.

Shilpa Jadwani, Esq.AttorneyNeera Bahl & Associates LLC

Shilpa Jadwani is the Associate Attorney at Neera Bahl & Associates.  Originally from New Jersey, she graduated from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in 2012.  Shilpa holds the CALI for Excellence Award in Immigration Law. In addition to her Juris Doctorate, Shilpa also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies for Farleigh Dickinson University.

 Shilpa has been with Neera Bahl & Associates since March 2013.  Shilpa’s specialty is employment based immigration classifications (H-1Bs, L-1s, O-1s, I-140, etc.). Shilpa also believes in giving back to the community and as such also specializes in victim based petitions such as VAWA filings and U-Visas.  Shilpa also is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association, the South Asian Bar Association, Sindhi Sabha of Georgia, Aga Khan Foundation (Entertainment Co-Lead) and Pratham Atlanta (Board Member). 

Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast


Course Code:

NASBA Field of Study:
   Business Law

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
   1.5 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP and Fragomen Global LLP (collectively known as “Fragomen”) is recognized as the world’s leading corporate immigration services provider and adviser. The firm employs more than 550 attorneys, solicitors or similarly qualified immigration professionals, and over 2,550 additional immigration professionals and support staff located in more than 40 offices in 20 countries.  For more than 60 years, Fragomen has represented a broad range of companies, organizations and individuals, working in partnership with clients to facilitate the transfer of employees worldwide. For detailed information about Fragomen, please visit www.fragomen.com.

Website: https://www.fragomen.com/

Neera Bahl & Associates, LLC is a Law Firm specializing mainly in Immigration Law. The Firm was founded by Principal Attorney, Neera Bahl, in April 2009. The Firm handles all types of Immigration matters ranging from Employment Based Petitions, Family Based Petitions, Victim Based Applications, Student Visas, B-2 Visitor Visas, Citizenship, Removal/Deportation Cases, etc.  The Attorneys and staff at Neera Bahl & Associates believe that the key to their success is keeping their clients informed every step of the way, processing applications in a quick, efficient and accurate manner while at the same time being compassionate and empathic towards their Clientele.  The Firm’s members are fluent in several languages including but not limited to English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Sindhi, and Spanish.

Website: http://www.bahllaw.com/

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