M. Mercedes Badia-Tavas,Partner,Barnes & Thornburg LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Trends and Updates in the USCIS H-1B and L-1 A

The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that M. Mercedes Badia-Tavas, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP will speak at its webcast entitled, “Trends and Updates in the USCIS H-1B and L-1 A: Exploring Implications.” This event is scheduled for November 04, 2020, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET).

For further details, please visit:
https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/uscis-h-1b-and-l-1-a/

About M. Mercedes Badia-Tavas
M. Mercedes Badia-Tavas is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in the U.S. Immigration & Global Mobility Practice with 28 years’ experience. She provides legal & business guidance to clients globally. This includes I-9 compliance, audits, investigations, training, due diligence, internal policy development, and obtaining employment-based visas (B, H, L, O, P, TN, E), PERM applications, EB1 Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher/Prof., EB2 National Interest Waiver & EB5 investor residency status. She prides herself on using legal skills with accuracy and ingenuity in this complex area to represent, advocate, lobby and litigate as needed. She was Chair of the AILA-Chicago Chapter, recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Immigration (2016-2020), & by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of Chicago’s Notable Minority Lawyers (2018). https://btlaw.com/en/people/mercedes-badia-tavas

About Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Our value-driven approach is what you should expect in your law firm. With more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg LLP is one of the 100 largest law firms in the country. We serve clients worldwide from 18 offices in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Texas, and Washington, D.C. We have a deep bench of attorneys who practice in labor and employment, litigation, healthcare, intellectual property, environmental, bankruptcy, real estate, government services and finance, and corporate law. Find out more at www.btlaw.com.

Abstract
The recent years have seen an evolving immigration law landscape in the U.S. Of notable significance is the drop of H-1B and L-1 visa approvals following the “Buy American, Hire American” executive order in April 2017. Changes may still come into view as revisions to the key features of the said visa programs are expected to take place this year.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and other regulatory agencies continue to encourage practitioners to be abreast of any developments that continue transpire in the backdrop. Revisiting their existing company policies and programs is important to ensure compliance with the changing regulations.

In a LIVE Webcast, a distinguished panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will present the audience with a comprehensive discussion of recent trends and developments in USCIS H-1B and L-1 A visa programs. Speakers will analyze implications and critical issues in light of recent updates and offer practical compliance tips in this evolving legal climate.

Key topics include:
• The U.S. Immigration Law
• USCIS H-1B and L-1 A: Trends and Statistics
• Risks Issues and Legal Challenges
• Best Compliance Practices
• 2021 Outlook

About The Knowledge Group
Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

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