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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

How to Win the H-1B Lottery in 2023
Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
11:00 a.m.

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



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Human Resources Manager, Systems Automation, Columbia, MD
Ms. Keith has 20 years of Human Resources experience directly working with small to mid-sized companies. She is a strategic business partner and has worked alongside senior leaders throughout her career. Her passion is driven from creating an engaging and collaborative workforce.
Headquartered in Columbia, MD, System Automation has been serving customers for over 50 years. Dwan is responsible for all things HR at System Automation.
Dwan supported both for-profit and nonprofit organizations as the sole member of their HR Department. In her roles as a HR Manager, she has gained experience in the Finance, Health Care, Automotive and Government Contracting industries. She has worked to build programs that support HR initiatives while implementing internal processes that facilitate corporate objectives. Her vast experience includes labor and employee relations, benefits administration, performance management, payroll, talent acquisition, HRIS migration, training and policy and procedures.
Dwan earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington Adventist University and a Master of Science in Administration Human Resources Management from Central Michigan University. She has earned certifications from the Society of Human Resource Management and Human Resources Certification Institute as a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management and her local Montgomery County SHRM Chapter, where she sits on their board.


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mo.syed@offitkurman.com | 240.507.1784
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.


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.


January 25, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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