During this fireside chat, Najia and Ashley will help you navigate the immigration law essentials and how to read, navigate, and evaluate corporate and financial documents that are critical to various employment-based immigration cases
About the speakers:
Najia Khalid is a business immigration lawyer who has dedicated her career to helping U.S. and international employers secure work authorization on behalf of individuals with specialized skills her clients needed to grow and thrive. An immigrant herself, Najia leads Wiggin and Dana’s Immigration and Nationality Law and Compliance Practice Group and is the firm’s first attorney focusing entirely on immigration law. She also serves as Chair of the firm’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee.
Najia represents a wide range of employers in their business immigration and compliance efforts, including national and multinational companies, emerging companies, and franchisors, as well as research, educational, healthcare, and religious institutions. She serves clients in financial services, life sciences, technology, manufacturing, utilities, retail, defense, the arts, and more. Najia has recently helped several clients prove that their desired analysts, executives, marketing experts, and young careerists are essential, uniquely skilled “professionals” qualified for the positions for which they are being recruited.
Employers often consult Najia to clarify complex business immigration requirements in a dynamic enforcement environment. Described as diligent, thorough, and responsive, Najia has a strong acumen for short-term and long-term business immigration strategy from a compliance lens, including issues around: the establishment of new business entities; immigration sponsorship policies; the review of mergers, acquisitions, and other changes in corporate structure; and the international transfer of students, faculty, and employees. She represents clients in connection with employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications, labor certification applications, family-based petitions, adjustment of status and citizenship applications, and immigration interviews and related government requests for evidence and audits. She also regularly counsels employers with respect to I-9 compliance and E-Verify, immigration status-related employment tax, international trade compliance issues, and global immigration procedures.
Ashley Moore is a Business Immigration Associate in Wiggin and Dana’s Labor, Employment and Benefits Department in the New Haven office.
Prior to joining Wiggin and Dana, Ashley worked for a boutique immigration firm in St. Louis, MO, as an associate immigration attorney. She has experience with advising and counseling clients on immigration benefits and consequences and has worked on a wide range of immigration cases, including family-based immigrant visas, removal of conditions, naturalization, asylum, removal defense, employment-based visas, appeals, and delay litigation.
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