What should international scientists know to legally work and gain permanent residence in the US? According to 2005 ChemCensus, about twenty percent of chemical professionals are international. Join us to learn from speaker Kelly McCown, of McCown and Evans LLP, about the latest immigration updates for scientific professionals!
“Navigating U.S. Immigration – Updates for International Scientists.” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Kelly McCown, Attorney at Law, of McCown and Evans LLP.
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What You Will Learn
- Which green card category scientists should choose in the current immigration climate: EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, or EB-5
- The top five pitfalls in preparing Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professor/Researcher, and National Interest Waiver I-140 petitions
- How to increase your chances of success with your I-140 petition by creating your “extraordinary” or “outstanding” qualifications
- How to respond to common Requests for Evidence raised by USCIS in I-140 petitions
- The recent restrictions in the H-1B category that will affect scientists and researchers
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Expert
Kelly McCown is co-founder and partner of the corporate immigration law firm McCown & Evans LLP in San Francisco, where she assists scientists, investors, entrepreneurs, emerging companies, and multinational corporations in all areas of business immigration law. She is one of only 200 attorneys certified as a specialist in immigration & nationality law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization and has been honored each year since 2004 as a “Northern California Super Lawyer” in immigration law by Law & Politics Magazine. Ms. McCown was recognized in 2007 and 2010 as one of the “Top 50 Female Super Lawyers” in Northern California across all legal specialties. Ms. McCown earned her A.B. degree in International Relations from Stanford University and her J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law). She has been active on a number of non-profit boards dealing with immigration law and policy, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Council.
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