Concurrent Session
L-1A and EB-1 Multinational Executives and Managers: Tracking and Mastering a Moving Goalpost
Meeting Room 5
Tuesday 11/05/2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Add to calendar
| Intended Audience: All Levels
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to avoid L-1 RFEs and denials by distinguishing between executive and managerial roles, petitioning for assignees with overlapping responsibilities, and maximizing the use of organizational charts and other company documentation to corroborate claims of executive or managerial authority and responsibility. The session will also focus on workforce- and U.S. Residency planning strategies when the EB-1 quota is backlogged.  

Global companies seeking to transfer key management personnel to the United States could once do so predictably, and without concern for the availabity of visa numbers, using the L-1A and EB-1 visa categories for temporary or permanent assignments. This is no longer the case. Today, USCIS minimizes the credibility of employers' attestations in support letters and demands increasing amounts of evidence to corroborate that U.S. and foreign assignments rise to the regulatory standards for executives and managers. Delays and denials cost time and money and impact business continuity. In addition the EB-1 "priority worker" category is backlogged, and employers must plan US Residency sponsorship for these senior managers and executives in ways they never had to. This panel of U.S. immigration and mobility leaders will help in-house human resources, global mobility and legal professionals optimize the utility of these visa programs for the benefit of their organizations.

Andrew Greenfield Photo
Andrew Greenfield, Partner,
JoAhn Pitts, associate director, US Visa & Immigration,
Ernst & Young
Carolyn Volovsek, PHR, GPHR, GMS  Photo
Carolyn Volovsek, PHR, GPHR, GMS, director, HR Operations/Global Mobility and Compliance,
Fiserv, Inc.