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L-1 Hurdles: Updates for Experienced Practitioners

AILA Agora


Date: October 24, 2017

Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Location: Webinar

The L-1 visa category was intended to facilitate the transfer of executives, managers, and specialized knowledge individuals employed by multinational organizations. However, the road to securing and extending L-1 status is not always smooth. The panelists will discuss recent trends and issues to guide practitioners through the current landscape surrounding the L-1 nonimmigrant visa category.

Featured Topics

  • Matter of Z–A–, Inc. and USCIS’s Interpretation of the L-1A “Function Manager”
  • USCIS Interpretation of L-1B “Specialized Knowledge”
  • Blanket Ls: Visa Application Issues at the Consulate and Extension Petitions with USCIS
  • Increased Border Scrutiny for L-1 Holders and Canadian L-1 Applicants
  • Intermittent L-1 vs. Business Visitor: When Is an L-1 Needed?
  • New Office Issues
  • Can Contractors Qualify as Intracompany Transferees? 


Professional Cropped Hauer Douglas Mintz

Douglas Hauer


Douglas Hauer is a Mintz attorney and noted authority on the EB-5 investor visa program, which gives developers a path for securing capital for real estate, hospitality, and infrastructure projects. He's an essential resource for companies looking for financing from offshore sources.