MLF Lawyers Speak at AILA Fall Conference in Washington

Murthy Law Firm founder and president, Sheela Murthy, was among the featured speakers at the 2013 Fall Conference of the Washington D.C. chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), held November 13th. AILA is the preeminent professional association for immigration law practitioners in the United States.

An internationally recognized authority on U.S. immigration law, Ms. Murthy chaired a panel discussion on the intricacies of the PERM labor certification process, a key stage in obtaining an employer-sponsored green card. The conversation focused on procedural aspects of PERM, the essential elements of a successful case, and how to avoid common pitfalls in PERM practice. The panel also included Dr. William L. Carlson, Administrator of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification at the U.S. Department of Labor; Miriam Morse, from the USCIS Office of General Counsel; and two other private-sector attorneys.

Additional contributions came from the Murthy Law Firm’s Special Projects department.

  • Anna Stepanova participated in a panel on emerging trends in the adjudication of employment-based nonimmigrant petitions – such as H1Bs and L-1s, as well as immigrant petitions – and provided helpful tips for dealing with NOIRs, NOIDs, and RFE responses. Ms. Stepanova discussed specific problems with maintenance of immigration status – problems arising in connection with the adjudication of nonimmigrant petitions or applications for adjustment of status.
  • Adam Rosen outlined the various types of appeals that may be brought before the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) when a case is denied at the administrative level. Mr. Rosen addressed the substantive and procedural requirements for AAO appeals.
  • Brian Green co-chaired this event.

Drawing on their experience ranging from the simple and straight forward to the more complex and unusual cases, MLF attorneys offer unique insight into the latest developments in immigration law wherever they appear. They share their strategies for maximizing success in some of the most challenging areas of immigration practice. It’s of a piece with the firm’s commitment to public service and continuing legal education. At the Murthy Law Firm, we take seriously our responsibility to represent foreign national clients to the best of our ability, and to contribute to a greater understanding of the complexities of immigration law.

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