EACCNY Pulse: Transatlantic Business Insights

11. Brexit Musing: Immigration and Mobility of UK & US Nationals with Faegre Drinker

November 12, 2020 EACCNY Season 1 Episode 11
EACCNY Pulse: Transatlantic Business Insights
11. Brexit Musing: Immigration and Mobility of UK & US Nationals with Faegre Drinker
Show Notes

As an extension to Episode 9 of our "Brexit Musings" series, Claire Nilson and Sari Long from FAEGRE DRINKER will discuss immigration/mobility from the other side of the pond. They will muse about immigration from the US and UK perspective and what you and your business should think about in the run-up to Brexit.

Claire D. Nilson is Counsel in the London, UK office of FAEGRE DRINKER Biddle & Reath LLP (“Faegre Drinker”).  Claire is qualified as a lawyer in three jurisdictions: New York (USA); England & Wales, and Trinidad & Tobago.  Following a number of years practicing in New York, Claire was a solo practitioner in Trinidad before relocating to the United Kingdom in 2011.  Claire is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales, Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Immigration law Practitioners Association (ILPA), Commonwealth Lawyers Association, and the Society of English & American Lawyers, among others.  She is a past Co-Chair of AILA’s Global Migration Section.  Claire has been nominated in the field of immigration law for inclusion in Who's Who Legal every year since 2011, and was the runner-up for the Forum for Expatriate Management’s 2017 EMMA Award for Global Mobility Professional of the Year.

Sari Long helps clients who are crossing borders with immigration, I-9 compliance and worksite enforcement issues. She advises on U.S. employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and labor certifications filed before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Sari also works with Faegre Drinker's government team on the process and policies of procurement, bidding and government contracting.

Sari works with multinational and local clients on U.S. inbound immigration matters, including: 

  • Counseling on I-9 compliance procedures and best practices
  • Advising on E-Verify implementation and practice
  • Guiding employers in responding to and preparing for worksite enforcement actions
  • Preparing petitions to USCIS and CBP for nonimmigrant visas (e.g., H-1B, TN, L-1, E-2, O-1)
  • Supporting employers with student and intern visa issues, including F-1 and J-1
  • Preparing PERM labor certifications and employment-based immigrant visa petitions (EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3)
  • Counseling employers and foreign nationals on global travel-related questions