Immigration Issues for Start-ups

  • 1.28.2014 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Campus @ Communispace
    290 Congress Street
    Boston, Massachusetts 02210


Laura Schneider

The brain drain in Boston is a well-known phenomenon, and in the never-ending search for talent, it's no wonder why many Boston companies turn abroad to recruit some of the best minds to grow their companies. Even though this solution seems simple, it can bring to light many immigration issues that can also be a headache for companies and foreign-born job-seekers.

WilmerHale Partner Laura Schneider will address immigration law essentials most relevant to start-up companies considering the hire of foreign nationals. Discussion topics will include:

  • Principles of business immigration law
  • Overview of the most common non-immigrant visas for employees of start-ups (H-1B, TN, O-1, etc.)
  • Basics of immigrant visas (green cards)
  • Considerations for foreign national founders of US companies