Master Series: Current Enforcement Trends and Global Immigration Program Management  

13 July 2017 
Metro Meeting Centers 
Boston, Massachusetts, USA 


Please join BAL Partner Edward Rios and Senior Counsel Jeffrey Gorsky for the latest updates on current enforcement trends and their impact on global program management. 

The discussion will also include recommendations for structuring global corporate immigration programs to meet the competing needs of the business. Edward and others from BAL will demonstrate how to shift your current immigration program from a decentralized and ad hoc approach to a more efficient, centralized and coordinated program.

Topics to be discussed:

  • New trends and rules in the current administration
  • The shifting scene of enforcement and how it will impact every US company
         o   H-1B Enforcement
    o   L-1 Specialized Knowledge
    o   Prevailing Wage Level 1
    o   Simeio
    o   Increased Site Searches
  • Program Management: Decentralized and Ad Hoc to Centralized and Coordinated
    o   Problem Solving: Comparing common assignments under each model
  • Case Monitoring: Communication Systems and Data Analytics
    o   Considerations when implementing Global Mobility Dashboards
    o   Program reporting, benchmarking and using predictive models


Online registration is now closed, but registration will be open onsite before the event.

Contact Micki Crouch at or +1 703-842-3413



 8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Welcome Coffee
9:00am - 12:000am Educational Session


Meeting Metro Centers
101 Federal St, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
+1 (607) 737-1200

Lexington Room

  • When you arrive, please stop at Security and tell them you are attending a meeting at Metro Meeting Center
  • Security will give you a badge to get through the turnstiles
  • Use the 101 Federal Street elevators to get the Fourth Floor


Edward Rios
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

 Edward manages complex immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions and related global visa filing strategies for large multinational corporations with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of State. Edward represents clients in various industries, including construction, energy, retail, and hospitality during U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement I-9 audits and develops comprehensive I-9 compliance policies. Edward coordinates due diligence and related assessments of compliance with immigration law during merger and acquisition activity for companies employing foreign nationals in key technical, managerial, and executive positions. He has represented individual investors seeking to create new companies in the U.S.



Jeffrey Gorsky
Senior Counsel
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

During his tenure in Washington, DC, Jeff was a trusted advisor to senior policymakers and worked closely with counterparts at the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Justice. He assisted the Department of Justice on civil and criminal visa matters and testified for the government as an expert witness on visas. He twice earned the State Department’s Superior Honor Award. Jeff also served in various positions at US consulates around the world and, before joining the government, worked as a criminal defense lawyer. As Senior Counsel with Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP Jeff works in the Washington, D.C. office.  The  government relations group helps to shape immigration policy, regulations and legislation and offers strategic guidance on working with government agencies.  Jeff  is instrumental in overseeing the firm’s compliance and government affairs practices.