Los Angeles - Hot Topics in Immigration
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Los Angeles - Hot Topics in Immigration

 Export to Your Calendar 10/19/2016
When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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The City Club
555 S Flower St
51st Floor
Los Angeles, California  90071
United States
Presenter: Chad Blocker, Michael Boshnaick & Hans Benson
Contact: Kinette Cager


Online registration is available until: 10/18/2016
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Hot Topics in Immigration 

 

  • H-1B visa update
  • US Immigration Service and US Consular trends
  • F-1 student STEM extension update
  • EB-5 Investor Visa strategy for permanent residence
  • I-9 Fines Increase
  • Global immigration updates including Brexit 

 

Speakers 


Chad Blocker, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernson & Lowrey LLP

Chad is a Partner in Fragomen’s Los Angeles office. He joined the firm in 1998 and has counseled on a broad array of immigration matters for a diverse client base including organizations in the following industries: financial services (investment banking, corporate banking, wealth management, private equity), technology, consulting, insurance and risk management, hospitality, media, and energy, among others. His practice includes all aspects of corporate immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, naturalization, Form I-9 and Labor Condition Application compliance, corporate restructuring matters, and the EB-5 investor program. 
  Michael Boshnaick, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernson & Lowrey LLP

Michael is a Partner in Fragomen’s Los Angeles office. He represents companies of all sizes in various industries, including startup companies. In addition, he represents individual clients in both employment and family sponsored immigration matters. Michael partners with corporate clients to provide strategic counsel on all matters involving U.S. immigration and nationality law, as well as policy and compliance, to manage corporate immigration programs. He guides corporate clients on immigration aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, outsourcing and corporate restructuring, as well as I-9 employer sanctions matters. Michael speaks English, Spanish and French.
  Hans Benson, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernson & Lowrey LLP

Hans is an attorney and Global Client Services Manager with Fragomen in Irvine, California. He oversees worldwide client engagements and serves as a strategic partner to clients by helping them navigate their immigration programs in an ever changing legal landscape. He also advises clients on global immigration matters and manages multi-jurisdictional queries while collaborating with Fragomen's worldwide offices to meet their immigration needs in over 170 countries.

Hans has extensive experience in providing immigration legal advice for companies in a number of industries, including information technology, finance and entertainment. He is a regular speaker on global immigration programs at events chaired by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and other industry groups. Hans speaks English and Bulgarian.

 

Certifications 

 

This program has been approved for 1.0 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

 

 

 

This program has been approved for 1.0 Global recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

 

 

Location 

The City Club
555 S Flower St, 51st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071 

 

Parking 

Parking is at 515 S Flower St. Valet parking is $8 for three hours or less. Please enter 1 of 2 parking entrances for City Club LA atop the City National Tower:

5TH STREET: the parking entrance is on the LEFT, just past Flower Street. Prepare to turn LEFT when you see the first red sign for underground visitor parking. Valet park and take escalators up to the lobby. Check in at the security desk and they will let you up to the 51st floor.

FLOWER STREET: the parking entrance is on the RIGHT, just past 5th Street. Prepare to turn RIGHT when you see a red sign for underground visitor parking. Valet park and take escalators up to the lobby. Check in at the security desk and they will let you up to the 51st floor.  
 

 

Registration Rates 

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $45 $45
Guest/Nonmember $60 $60
PIHRA Member In-Transition $35 $35
PIHRA Student Member $25 $25

Online registration closes on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.  

 

Cancellation Policy 

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.  

 

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