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Mobility Program Risk Management:  Staying Prepared in Changing Times

Sponsor(s):  Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Your employees were scheduled to start work, but are stuck in China indefinitely because of the coronavirus. Another employee just got put on the list of nationals covered by Trump’s travel ban. Meanwhile, a reporter has called you to comment on why one of your senior executives was just refused entry for violating the terms of her visa. You have an understaffed project because of unexpected denials from the immigration service. What can you do?

Is your mobility program prepared for unexpected changes, such as travel bans, changes in processing at the border, or political unrest? Does your company have contingency protocols in place to mitigate business disruption if employees are unable to get where they need to be or unable to secure an extension of work authorization in the US? Are you prepared to handle public relations challenges when the news media calls?

You will learn how to:

  • Identify areas of risk for your mobility program.
  • Create a business continuity plan for various types of risk.
  • Collaborate with other departments within your organization to improve your responsiveness.

 Credits: CRP, GMS

CE Credit (fees may apply):  CRP GMS

The Speakers

Director of Enterprise Security

Russ Moyer

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

As Director of Enterprise Security at BAL, Russ Moyer* is responsible for the safety and security of BAL’s private and confidential information and material. Russ manages BAL’s information risk management, privacy, compliance and ISMS (ISO 27001) programs. Russ has close to 20 years of experience in business and information security program management, with proven success in the design, development and implementation of security management programs across complex, multi-national business environments.

Senior Associate Attorney

Lynn O’Brien

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Lynn is a Senior Associate Attorney in the Northern Virginia office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She concentrates her practice on business immigration matters including non immigrant and immigrant visa issues, advising clients on every step of the process. She represents clients in various industries so that US employers can obtain the talent they need when they need it. Although Lynn has experience with diverse visas types, she devotes most of her time to L-1, H-1B, E-2, and TN processing. Of course, she also enjoys arguing with the government if a Request for Evidence is received in a USCIS filing. She frequently speaks on immigration related topics- including on the unpredictable immigration environment, PERM, and on Consular Processing of L-1 and B-1 visas. Lynn has also successfully handled complex audit requests from the Department of Labor and uses any resources available to zealously represent her clients.


Sue Wehrer

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Susan is a Partner in the Walnut Creek office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She concentrates on business immigration matters including nonimmigrant visas, labor certification issues, immigrant visa petitions, and adjustment of status applications. Susan regularly advises clients on petitions for individuals of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researchers and Multinational Managers as well as compliance issues, including I-9 compliance and Labor Condition Application compliance, the immigration implications of mergers and acquisitions, and immigration issues facing start-up companies.

Susan garnered extensive immigration law experience prior to joining BAL, both at a boutique immigration firm in Southern California as well as at a full service firm in San Francisco. Additionally, she has practiced labor and employment law, held an editorial position with The Labor Letters, Inc., and served as Adjunct Professor of Labor Relations at Woodbury University.