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KILP 2011 Annual Spring Seminar

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Immigration 2011: Spring Thaw or More Deep Freeze?

Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP is holding its annual Spring Seminar on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the Union League in Philadelphia.  The Spring Seminar will address current topics of interest for professionals involved in employment-based immigration.

Employers are faced with conflicting signals from the government agencies regulating immigration:  DOL is issuing decisions more quickly, but visa applications overseas experience delays; USCIS improves processing of H-1Bs, but Ls and EB-1s get more difficult.  Are we seeing the first green shoots of a new season, or are more storm's ahead?  Klasko’s immigration team will give you the forecast you can rely on.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss with your peers and learn from some of the nation’s leading attorneys on immigration and nationality law.

Click here to view e-mail invitation.  Please RSVP by Friday, April 8, 2011. 
See the various ways to register located to the right.

Who should attend?

  • Corporate and University Counsel
  • Hospital Immigration Coordinators
  • Human Resources Representatives
  • International Chamber of Commerce Members
  • International Relocation Specialists
  • University DSOs/FSAs

Topics will include:

  • Prospects for legislative changes
  • Report from AILA Chair of USCIS Liaison Committee
  • New Export Control Act attestation requirements
  • Trends in regular and special handling labor certification applications (breakout session)
  • Issues at borders and ports of entry
  • Worksite enforcement – 2011
  • EB-2 or EB-3 – strategies and issues
  • Corporate roundtable (breakout session)
  • And much more!

Complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.  Also, please join us for a free full service lunch buffet following the program.



H. Ronald Klasko (Ron) is the Managing Partner of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP and has been providing immigration assistance and solutions to leading universities, hospitals, research institutions, multinational corporations, and individuals for over 30 years.  Ron is a former National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and served for 3 years as the bar association’s General Counsel.  He has been a member of the AILA Board of Governors since 1980.  His firm has been selected as one of five top tier immigration firms in the United States for the past five consecutive years by the prestigious Chambers Global (Chambers and Partners).  Ron has been chosen as one of twelve top tier immigration lawyers in the US by Chambers Global.  He has been selected annually for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America since 1991.  The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2007 and 2008 editions selected Ron as the “most highly regarded” immigration lawyer in the world.  Ron is a frequent author and lecturer on business-related immigration topics and is a former Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at Villanova University Law School.  Ron is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.


William A. Stock (Bill) is a founding partner of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP and has been providing immigration assistance and solutions to leading universities, research institutions, hospitals, multinational corporations, and individuals for over 15 years.  Bill is featured in the Chambers Global Guide, Best Lawyers in America, and other guides to prominent attorneys.  He is active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association on a national level, and in 2000 he received AILA’s Joseph Minsky Award, given to the lawyer under age 35 who has made the most outstanding contributions to the field of immigration law.  Bill is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and is a frequent author and lecturer on business-related immigration topics and currently is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Villanova University School of Law.

Elise A. Fialkowski is a partner of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP and has practiced employment based immigration law for 15 years.  She has particular expertise in worksite enforcement and she leads our worksite compliance group.  Elise regularly counsels clients regarding I-9 compliance, E-Verify, Social Security no-match letters and H-1B Labor Condition Application (LCA) compliance.  She works with employers to develop proactive compliance programs in all these areas including detailed immigration policies and practices.  To effectively implement compliance programs and limit potential liability in this era of increased enforcement, she also assists employers with internal audits and training.  Elise has also successfully represented companies facing I-9 and H-1B LCA audits and investigations.  An active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Elise serves on the Executive Committee of its Philadelphia Chapter and the E-Verify Liaison Committee.


Kate Kalmykov, an Associate in the Firm's New York City office, focuses her practice on business immigration.  Kate has extensive experience working with various human resources departments on employment verification and worksite enforcement matters including I-9 and H-1B audits.  Kate also works with corporate clients, hospitals and universities on providing creative immigration solutions to visa and work authorization needs of their employees including persons of extraordinary ability, managers and executives, professionals, treaty investors and traders as well as corporate trainees.  Kate regularly works with individuals on obtaining waivers of the J-1 two year home residency requirement and National Interest waivers.  Kate received her J.D. from the American University and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.  A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Kate chairs the New York Chapter's Continuing Legal Education committee and serves as Secretary of the Chapter's USCIS District Director Liaison committee. 


Jennifer A. Hermansky (Jen), an Associate in the Firm’s Philadelphia office, focuses her practice on both employment-based and family-based immigration.  Jen is currently admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  A graduate of Drexel University (B.S., summa cum laude, May 2005), Jen also received her law degree from Drexel University's Earle Mack School of Law (J.D., cum laude, May 2009).

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Event Details:
April 12, 2011
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-3003


9:00 am - 9:30 am
Registration / Breakfast

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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There is no cost for this seminar, however, please RSVP by April 8.


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