"The Evolving Criteria of 'Specialized Knowledge' and How to Prepare a Better Submission"
presented by: Matthew Morse, Fakhoury Law Group
The L-1B nonimmigrant classification enables a U.S. employer to transfer a professional employee with specialized knowledge relating to the organization’s interests from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States. This classification also enables a foreign company which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send a specialized knowledge employee to the United States to help establish one.
During this webinar, The Evolving Criteria of “Specialized Knowledge” and how to prepare a better submission, Mr. Matthew Morse will discuss the changes in the definition of “Specialized Knowledge” and how it affects companies.
Participants also will learn:
- The evolution of the term “Specialized Knowledge” including Code of Federal Regulations, policy memoranda, cases from the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), and USCIS Ombudsman Report. How these laws will affect your company’s ability to transfer a professional employee to your U.S. offices;
- How to cope with burdensome Requests for Evidence (RFE’s) issued by the U.S. government;
- The future of the L-1 Visa category;
- Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) site visits potentially expanding to all L-1 petitions and how this will impact your employees.
This webinar has been approved for 1.0 General Credit.
Complimentary for Detroit SHRM Members
$25 for Non-Members of Detroit SHRM
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Matthew Morse, Partner – Fakhoury Law Group
Matthew Morse has been an immigration attorney for twelve years, focusing on employment-based and family-based immigration law issues. He has extensive experience with H, L, TN, O, K, B visas, as well as with Labor Certifications, Visa Processing, Adjustment of Status, and healthcare worker immigration issues. Mr. Morse also has profound proficiency with Extraordinary Ability Alien cases, National Interest Waiver physician petitions, Outstanding Professor/Researcher petitions, Advance Degreed Professionals cases, Multinational Managers and Executives cases, and Naturalization law issues. Prior to practicing Immigration law, Mr. Morse practiced Gaming and Real Property Law, as well as Contract Law in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Morse held internships with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
J.D., Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1998;
University of Michigan (B.A., Political Science, 1991)
Licensure: State of Michigan, 1998
Affiliations: Mr. Morse is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association and the Michigan Bar Association.
Publications, Articles or Books Written: Mr. Morse has published immigration articles in Immigration Daily and International Law Office.