Master Series: Keys to Immigration Success – What Every Employer Needs to Know About Immigration into the United States 

January 22, 2015 
Los Angeles, California 

Worldwide ERC® is pleased to announce that we are bringing our Master Series program to Los Angeles hosted in alliance with Fragomen Worldwide.  Learn how to address one of the most complex areas facing the mobility industry today.  Network with talent mobility managers and learn about their challenges, practices and strategies regarding immigration issues.

In just half a day, you will learn:

  • Tips for Applying for Nonimmigrant Visas at the Consulate
  • Impact of Recent Federal Court Case on L-1B "Specialized Knowledge" Petitions/Applications
  • President's Executive Action on Immigration: What it Means for Your Company
  • Unraveling the Mysteries of PERM

And have an opportunity to participate in an open Q & A Forum


Corporate HR/Mobility representatives and Corporate Immigration Specialists attend as our guest. Click here to register.

Service Provider representatives register at the low fee of $150 US. Click here to register.

Credit Hours
Each attendee holding the CRP® or GMS® designation will receive three continuing education credits for participating in the Master Series.


8:30 a.m.—9:00 a.m.              Registration check-in

9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.            Educational Session (includes networking break)


Jonathan Club (Town Club)
545 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Mitchell Wexler
Partner, Fragomen
Irvine, California

Mitch oversees the day to day operations of the firm’s Irvine and Los Angeles, California offices. His diverse practice is comprised of individual, start up, mid-size, and large multi-national companies across equally diverse industry sectors. Mitch is a member of Fragomen’s national Executive Committee. He also teaches an annual module on business immigration law at the University of California Irvine Law School. As part of this annual module in 2014, Mitch delivered a lecture specifically on the topic of EB-5 visas.

Chad C. Blocker
Partner, Fragomen
Los Angeles, California

Chad is a Partner in Fragomen’s Los Angeles office. He joined the firm in 1998 and has counseled on a broad array of immigration matters for a diverse client base including organizations in the following industries: financial services (investment banking, corporate banking, wealth management, private equity), technology, consulting, insurance and risk management, hospitality, media, and energy, among others.  His practice includes all aspects of corporate immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, naturalization, Form I-9 and Labor Condition Application compliance as well as corporate restructuring matters.

Michael Boshnaick
Partner, Fragomen
Los Angeles, California

Michael represents large companies and multinational firms. In addition, he has represented individual clients, startup companies and small and mid-size companies on U.S. immigration matters.  Michael provides strategic counsel on all matters involving U.S. immigration and nationality law, as well as policy and compliance, to manage large immigration programs. He guides corporate clients on immigration aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, outsourcing and corporate restructuring, as well as I-9 employer sanctions matters.  Before joining Fragomen, he was appointed to the U.S. Attorney General's Honor Program and served as a Trial Attorney for the former Immigration & Naturalization Service in the Los Angeles District.

Jeffrey H. Kikuta
Partner, Fragomen
Los Angeles, California

Jeffrey manages a legal team that provides corporate immigration counsel to multi-national Fortune-500 companies, small and medium-sized organizations, as well as, individual clients, in such industries as: Aerospace Engineering, Financial Services, Construction, Arts and Entertainment, Information Technology, and Commercial Real Estate. Jeffrey has extensive experience with all major employment-based temporary and permanent visa categories, and while also serving as the managing Attorney of the Individual Case Unit (ICU), Jeffrey is the principal point of contact in the Los Angeles office for new initiations, including family-based permanent residence, applications for naturalization, and expedited 319(b) naturalization processing. Jeffrey is also the Firm’s regional professional for Appearances and inquiries with the local USCIS Field Offices and Customs and Border Protection/Deferred Inspection operations.

Veronica Jeffers
Associate, Fragomen
Los Angeles, California

Veronica has served as corporate immigration counsel representing multinational and US businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, in a wide variety of US immigration and naturalization matters. She currently leads a legal team that provides corporate immigration counsel to multi-national Fortune-500 companies, small and medium-sized organizations, as well as to individual clients, in such industries as Investment and Commercial Banking, Oil and Gas, Engineering and Biotechnology. Veronica has experience working with all major employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa categories as well as with family-based matters and applications for US citizenship

Andres Ortiz
Associate, Fragomen
Los Angeles, California

Andres focuses his practice on removal proceedings and related matters, regularly appearing before Immigration Judges within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office of Immigration Review. An expert on the intersection of immigration and criminal law, Andres frequently provides opinions to individuals and their criminal law counsel on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, otherwise known as “Padilla Opinions.” Padilla refers to a landmark Supreme Court decision, Padilla v. Kentucky, requiring criminal defense attorneys to counsel their clients on the immigration implications of criminal convictions. Andres has extensive experience on a range of matters including Asylum, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) claims, Cancellation of Removal for Permanent and Nonpermanent Residents, Adjustment of Status, Inadmissibility Waivers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA), I-751, Removal of Conditions, U Visas, Naturalization, Prosecutorial Discretion and Post-Conviction Relief in State Court, among others.