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How to Win the H-1B Lottery in 2023: Tips for Success in Hiring Foreign Professional Employees
January 25, 2023 at 11:00 am EST
Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
Join us for an overview of key considerations for FY 2024 (2023-2024) cap season and practice pointers for employers preparing for submitting applications.
Employers that are considering sponsoring foreign nationals for H-1B work visas must do so in early March 2023. Human resources professionals tasked with immigration know the importance of vigilance in this time of changing rules and regulations. The H-1B program has seen a number of notable changes recently, including the implementation of electronic registration and a reversal in the lottery selection process.
Offit Kurman immigration attorney Mohammad Ali Syed (Mo) will be joined by Ms. Dwan Keith in this lively discussion. Dwan is the Human Resource Manager for System Automation, one of the nation's leading providers of regulatory management software and services to government and private-sector organizations.
Dwan and Mo, having worked on immigration matters together in the past, will discuss:
• Nuts and bolts of the H-1B electronic registration – lessons learned from last year
• Impact of potential new regulations
• Exploring exemptions from the lottery
• Issues when transferring from another H-1B employer
• Preparing cases to avoid difficult Requests for Evidence (RFEs)
• Successfully responding to RFEs
MEET THE PRESENTERS
Mohammad (Mo) Ali Syed is a principal attorney in Offit Kurman’s Immigration Law practice group. He has over 21 years of legal experience. His primary focus is on business and employment-related permanent and temporary visa matters. He typically assists: (1) U.S. employers in getting visas to employ non-U.S. nationals in professional and non-professional positions; (2) non-U.S. businesses and individuals to secure visas to live and work in the U.S.; (3) multinational companies with intracompany transfers of employees and principals to their U.S. offices, existing and startups.
ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN
Offit Kurman, a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with offices throughout the East Coast and in Southern California, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. Founded in 1987, the firm’s 280+ attorneys counsel clients across more than 30 areas of practice. Offit Kurman helps maximize and protect business value and personal wealth by providing innovative and entrepreneurial counsel that focuses on clients’ business objectives, interests and goals. The firm is distinguished by the quality, breadth and global reach of its legal services and a unique operational structure that encourages a culture of collaboration.