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Developments Affecting H-1B Cap Season: Planning & Strategies for Your H-1B Program

Sponsor(s):  Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

As H-1B cap season gets underway, a number of pending developments—as well as the ongoing pandemic—present many unknowns for companies managing their H-1B workforce. What do you need to know to effectively plan for this cap season and strategize for the coming year? How will the current environment and pending changes impact your H-1B program and expatriate workforce?

Join a conversation with BAL attorneys as they share their insights into what to expect this cap season, including key considerations and potential pitfalls. Our speakers will cover these timely topics:

  • H-1B registration process, selection and filing key dates and timelines.
  • Summary of pending regulations affecting the H-1B program. What are the Biden administration’s priorities and goals regarding H-1B regulatory changes, and what are the expected timelines?
  • The latest updates on litigation and developments that could affect selection and adjudication of cap petitions.
  • Filing strategies and how to approach the uncertainty around remote work as well as consular delays for employees outside the U.S., while remaining in compliance.


CE Credit (fees may apply): CRP, GMS

The Speakers

BAL Partner

Mark Yelich

Mark Yelich is a Partner in BAL’s Dallas office. He has represented clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies in a broad range of industries including IT, Internet services, health and medical research, engineering, transportation, and pharmaceutical industries. Mark focuses on addressing clients’ immigration challenges and providing them with strategic advice on hiring and retaining global talent.

BAL Senior Associate

Sanjee Weliwitigoda

Sanjee Weliwitigoda is a Senior Associate in BAL’s McLean, Virginia office. His practice covers all types of U.S. employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, as well as PERM-based labor certifications. Sanjee counsels and represents companies across diverse industries, assisting them in mobilizing their global workforce and finding bespoke strategies for their immigration programs.

BAL Senior Associate

Amy Lighter

Amy Lighter is a Senior Associate in BAL’s Santa Clara, California office. She advises clients on U.S. immigration matters, working with high-volume corporate clients to craft long-term plans that ensure mobility of their executives, managers, and specialized knowledge workers in an unpredictable regulatory environment. She handles extraordinary ability cases for scientists and researchers, and focuses her practice on leveraging technology to improve the quality and delivery of legal services.