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Adapting to the New Reality: Tips for Immigration Professionals

Sponsor(s):  Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

From travel bans to visa delays to increasingly complex legal requirements, companies are facing a new reality in managing a global workforce. Learn useful tips on running your program and navigating the new normal while remaining in compliance with fast-changing rules.

This webinar will cover:

  • The latest on temporary COVID measures: I-9 compliance, H-1B and PERM posting requirements, and more.
  • Updates on U.S. consulates and visa processing.
  • Anticipating new regulations affecting high-skilled workers and how they will impact your program.


CE Credit (fees may apply):  CRP GMS

The Speakers


Petra Tang

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Petra is a Partner in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, and her immigration practice focuses on business visa issues. Petra advises and represents clients in a variety of industries, with a focus on high tech and finance

Senior Associate

Kari Blackman

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Kari is a Senior Associate in Houston, TX. Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers – Texas Rising Star in 2018 and 2019, she works primarily in employment-based immigration, including I-9 and E-verify compliance.

Senior Associate

Sanjee Weliwitigoda

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Sanjee advises and represents companies in connection with their corporate U.S. immigration matters. His expertise covers all types of U.S. employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, as well as labor certifications, filed before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Client Relationship Director

September Weinberger

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

September is a Client Relationships Director in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She is responsible for overseeing the US immigration program of one of the firm’s largest accounts. September works alongside the firm’s Partners and legal staff to bring the best of BAL to her client and their beneficiaries.