Broadcast Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)


In June 2020, the U.S. government suspended the issuance of new employment-based nonimmigrant visas and green cards for the rest of the year. Aimed at protecting U.S. citizens’ health and jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the suspension covers nonimmigrants in the H-1B, L-1, H-2B, and J-1 visa categories as well as their dependents.

Given the many uncertainties, the ban presents a more challenging and complicated landscape for businesses in managing future workforce needs. Thus, it would be prudent for U.S. employers that rely on nonimmigrants to develop a contingency plan that will help them alleviate the effects of the regulatory changes.

Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group discuss the recent regulatory issues surrounding employment-based nonimmigrant visas and green cards. Speakers, among other things, will also offer expert insight on how U.S. businesses and organizations can cope with the changes considering the fast-evolving immigration backdrop.

In a LIVE Webcast, the speakers will discuss:

  • COVID-19 Immigration Orders on Visas and Green Cards – Overview
  • Recent Developments
  • Implications for Employers
  • What to Do
  • Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of immigration law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

June Lee, Partner
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Jeong-Hwa “June” Lee is the leader of Nelson Mullins’ International and Immigration team and Korea Practice. She provides business-oriented practical legal counsel on matters ranging from first-time operations in the U.S., compliance with government and industry regulations, continuing operations, growth strategies, and dispute resolution. She helps them with a wide range of matters including site selection, incentive negotiations, M&A, business contracts, and global mobility matters for these international companies. She often acts as her clients’ outside general counsel.

Ignacio A. Donoso, Managing Attorney
Donoso & Partners LLC

Founder and Managing Partner of Donoso & Partners, LLC, Mr. Donoso is a renowned business immigration lawyer for the United States and Canada. Ignacio has particular expertise working with investors, technology companies, academics and researchers.

Mr. Donoso’s career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, advising thousands of clients to successfully navigate the visa systems of the United States and Canada.

Mr. Donoso has been recognized among the Top 25 immigration attorneys in the United States for entrepreneur visas in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. Mr. Donoso is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on immigration law, and has frequently published on specific issues related to immigration matters.

Timothy C. D'Arduini, Partner
Mayer Brown

Timothy D’Arduini is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Employment & Benefits practice focusing on global mobility and immigration. He assists Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, healthcare, insurance, defense and information technology industries to develop and execute global mobility strategies for their work corps. Tim has experience with business visitor, work permit and resident permit requirements in multiple jurisdictions including Brazil, Canada, China, Iraq and the United Kingdom. He also has advised multinational corporations on the impact of corporate transactions on work and resident permit holders on assignment in jurisdictions across the globe.



June Lee, Partner

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

  • Current H1B and L Visa Situation and Strategies


Ignacio A. Donoso, Managing Attorney

Donoso & Partners LLC

  • New H1B season and changes that may happen under new admin


Timothy C. D'Arduini, Partner

Mayer Brown

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Visa Bulletin and Predictions on Green Card Availability

  • Expectations for remainder of FY 2021 from the State Department
  • Potential legislation in front of Congress to eliminate per-country limit

Date & Time:

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Human Resource Executives
  • Immigration Officers
  • Immigration Lawyers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Employment Law Attorneys
  • General Counsel
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June LeePartner
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Ignacio A. DonosoManaging Attorney
Donoso & Partners LLC
Timothy C. D'ArduiniPartner
Mayer Brown



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