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The 2024 H-1B Visa Lottery – What Employers Need to Know

February 14 at 1:00 pm EST

The 2024 H-1B Visa Lottery – What Employers Need to Know
Wednesday, February 14th, 2024
1:00 p.m.

Join seasoned HR professional Sam Giunta, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MBA and immigration attorney Mo Syed, for a discussion of what every employer should know about the upcoming March 2024 deadline for professional worker H-1B visas.

The H-1B visa is a popular work visa for foreign individuals employed in professional or specialty occupations in the United States. U.S. employers across all the major business sectors, hiring for a multitude of professional positions, must go through the same rigorous sponsorship process. This detailed webinar aims to equip HR professionals with the necessary knowledge about the H-1B cap lottery and the registration process associated with it. Furthermore, the webinar will delve into the H-1B domestic visa renewal pilot program and anticipated modifications aiming to modernize the H-1B program in 2024.

Top 3 Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide HR professionals with a thorough understanding of the eligibility criteria for the H-1B visa.
  2. Explore the H-1B Cap Registration Process for FY 2025, encompassing lottery selection and relevant timelines.
  3. Clarify the latest updates regarding the proposed H-1B domestic visa renewal pilot program and the anticipated changes to enhance the H-1B program in 2024.


Headshot of Mohammad Ali Syed, principal attorney with the Employmeny Law Group Practice in Bethesda, MDMohammad Ali Syed
mo.syed@offitkurman.com | 240.507.1784

Over the past twenty years Mohammad (Mo) Ali Syed has developed a thriving immigration, litigation and international business practice.  In Immigration Law, for individuals, his experience includes family-based immigration, sponsorship, fiancé visas, asylum, naturalization, and U.S. citizenship. He has obtained EB1 expedited green cards for aliens of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics. For businesses, Mr. Syed has vast experience with nonimmigrant and immigrant visas including H-1B, PERM (employment-based green cards), E1/E2 treaty traders and investor visas, L1 intracompany transfer visas, O, P, foreign professionals, and multinational managers and EB5 investor green cards.

Sam Giunta
Director of Human Resources
sam.giunta@offitkurman.com | 410.209.6490

Sam is a seasoned Human Resources executive with a proven track record in strategic employee management and developing, implementing, and aligning scalable HR programs to address and solve business problems.  In his 25 years of experience, he has supported a wide variety of industries including retail, medical, automotive, travel, finance, distribution, and legal.

Sam brings key experience and unique perspectives from time spent in HR management at a former #1 ranked Fortune Magazine Best 100 Company, as senior change management lead at a multinational management consulting company, and most recently as the head of HR for a portfolio company of a private investment firm focused on the specialty materials and chemicals.

Sam is passionate about HR and believes that excellence can be achieved only through a deeply collaborative and focused human resource delivery process at all levels of an organization.

Sam holds both a BA in Communication and an MBA from the State University of New York University at Buffalo. Sam is an active and accredited Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Senior Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP).


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.