New York, NY, December 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Elizabeth Espin Stern, Managing Partner of the Washington, DC Office and co-head of Global Immigration & Mobility Practice, Baker & McKenzie LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Impact on Your Bottom Line.” This event is scheduled for February 6, 2014 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2014_Immigration_Reform.html
About Elizabeth Espin Stern
Elizabeth Espin Stern is Managing Partner of the Washington, DC Office, co-head of Baker & McKenzie's Global Immigration & Mobility practice, and a known leader in US and global business migration. With over 25 years of experience, she manages the US and global migration programs for major multinational companies across industry sectors, including financial services, IT and telecommunications, defense, manufacturing, multimedia and environmental. Liz is consistently ranked as a leading immigration lawyer by legal directories, including Chambers, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Legal Times, Who's Who in Corporate Immigration, and local publications in Washington, DC, where she has been recognized among the top 30 lawyers in DC. Client sources to Legal 500 say, "[Liz] 'is not only a great technical lawyer, but a great business person.'"
About Baker & McKenzie LLP
Baker & McKenzie's US immigration practice includes leaders in immigration policy working with a network of over 150 immigration professionals in 40 countries, including the firm's newest offices in Istanbul, Casablanca and Johannesburg. The US immigration team works collaboratively with its labor and employment, compensation and benefits and tax law counterparts to address immigration issues holistically. It assists clients with transactional visa support, manages global portfolios for Fortune 500 clients, advises on strategic immigration planning, and helps companies address immigration issues in restructurings and acquisitions. With an unparalleled platform in corporate compliance, Baker & McKenzie is one of the few immigration providers that can effectively assess high-impact risk issues surrounding the movement of employees across borders, such as certification of compliance with worksite, visa and residency mandates, management of third-party supplier visa compliance, data privacy and cyber security, export controls, and immigration benefits policies.
Immigration reform, either comprehensive or partial, seems highly likely within the next year or two. While the House is expected to introduce various new bills leaving the final details uncertain, employers should never-the-less be informed in order to better prepare for the inevitable outcome of this legislation and its consequences on their business.
A panel of thought leaders and practitioners will discuss the fundamentals and provide updates with respect to Immigration Reform. The presentation will be aired in a live two-hour webcast.
The faculty will discuss the following topics:
• Senate Bill 744 & Comprehensive Immigration Reform: An Overview
• Increased Allotment of H-1B Visas
• Mandatory E-Verify
• Work Authorization for Spouses of H-1B Employees
• Path to Permanent Residency (i.e., the Green Card)
• Other Provisions in S.B. 744
• Other Issues and Potential Impact on Companies
• Guidelines and Best Practices
• Latest regulatory updates
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org