Attracting Global Talent Webinar: Employers’ Guide to Understanding & Navigating US Work Visas
The unprecedented workforce shortage of recent years has led employers to consider foreign employees more than ever before. Several countries have enhanced their immigration policies to attract high skilled workers in critical sectors, including the bio-health industry, in order to remain competitive. Attorney Raluca (Luca) Vais-Ottosen will discuss several work visa options, both short-term and long-term, suitable for the bio-health industry in the U.S. The presentation will cover work visa types, eligibility factors, general procedure, and processing timelines to help U.S. employers attract highly skilled scientists, technicians, engineers, and more.
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Meet the Speaker:
Raluca is a Partner with DeWitt LLP. She practices U.S. immigration and nationality law, a federal area of law that allows her to serve individuals, families, and corporations all over the U.S. and from all over the world. She has represented clients from over 40 countries, before U.S. federal government agencies all over the U.S.
Originally from Romania, Raluca utilized her personal experience as an immigrant to develop a special interest in the U.S. immigration system. Raluca’s U.S. immigration practice includes work visas, temporary status with or without work authorization, permanent residence (green card), and U.S. citizenship and naturalization. She also defends employers against ICE and DOJ audits regarding I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, and counsels corporations in internal I-9 self-audits. She represents clients before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of State through the consulates abroad, among other federal agencies.
Raluca obtained her law degree in 2002 from Spiru Haret University in Bucharest, Romania, and her Master’s in Law (LL.M) in 2004 from Louisiana State University. She is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and Wisconsin. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for Eastern and Western Wisconsin, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.