NEHRA's Webinar Series
Navigating the H-1B Cap Lottery, and Related Employee Immigration Considerations
Presented by Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Cost: Members - FREE Non-Members: $49
The next H-1B Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 "Cap Season" is fast approaching! Learn the implications of recent court decisions that will affect your foreign national employees' H-1B filing strategies. This discussion will include cutting-edge contingency planning for foreign national employees not selected in the H-1B cap lottery, the possible extension of recent graduates' Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization, and the latest compliance rules for H-1B changes in work site locations.
Brian Coughlin, Esq., Partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Brian is a Partner in Fragomen's Boston office, assisting large and multinational companies in various scientific fields and the financial services, publishing, and information technology industries. His practice comprises all aspects of business immigration law, including corporate restructuring concerns, policy drafting, employee trainings and related workforce enforcement and compliance issues. He regularly represents clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Embassies and consular posts abroad. Brian has volunteered at the Haitian TPS Legal Clinic and through Catholic Charities.
Brian has spoken on immigration topics at conferences organized by the Council for Global Immigration and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. Prior to joining Fragomen, Brian was an associate attorney with another prominent Boston law firm, practicing exclusively in immigration and nationality law.
Allison Williard, Esq., Associate Attorney, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Allison joined Fragomen's Boston office in 2014 as a law clerk, and has been an Associate Attorney since 2015. Allison's practice focuses on U.S. corporate immigration law, with particular emphasis on the IT Consulting industry. She has represented corporate and individual clients on an array of immigration matters, encompassing nonimmigrant petitions, and family-based immigrant visa applications. Allison also regularly offers pro bono assistance to members of the immigrant community. She has represented asylees in filing adjustment of status applications and survivors of domestic abuse in filing U visa applications.
While in law school, Allison served as Lead Articles Editor for the Journal of High Technology Law, and as a student attorney in the Battered Women's Advocacy Program. Allison holds a B.A. from Northeastern University, and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School with a concentration in Business Law.