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The MSBA's Immigration Section Presents


Navigating Your Labor Certification Through Troubled Waters: A Sober Discussion of Recent Developments in Permanent Labor Certifications at

the Department of Labor and BALCA


Our distinguished luncheon panel will focus on recent developments at the Department of Labor with a particular focus on labor certifications, and strategies used to respond to audits and denials of labor certifications. The panel will cover major trends in labor certifications and BALCA adjudication trends, as well as a sober assessment of the available options when facing an audit or denial.


Howard S. "Sam" Myers, Myers Thompson P.A. 

Howard S. "Sam" Myers, Myers Thompson P.A., has more than 30 years of experience practicing immigration law. He has been past President and Board of Governors member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  He has testified before the U.S. Congress on immigration law and has advised members of the Minnesota State legislature on immigration law policy. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Immigration Law and was recognized in Who's Who Legal 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 as one of the top 15 lawyers in the world "most highly regarded" in corporate immigration law.  As a member of AILA’s Executive Committee, he co-authored AILA’s amicus appellate briefs in BALCA appeals covering a number of significant labor certification issues, including Matter of Delitizer Corp. of Newton, 88-INA-482 (setting standard of dissimilarity between position being certified and position in which beneficiary gained experience while being employed by the same employer as that filing labor certification); Matter of Inmos, 88-INA-326 (defining “same employer” for purposes of using experience gained by same employer); and Matter of Information Industries, 88-INA-82 (defining the scope of “business necessity” in labor certifications).  Sam presented AILA’s BALCA oral argument in Matter of Information Industries.  The DOL substantially relied on the tests set forth in Matter of Information Industries, Matter of Delitizer and Matter of Inmos in the final PERM regulations.

William A. Stock, Klasko Rulon Stock & Seltzer LLP

William A. Stock is a founding partner of Klasko Rulon Stock & Seltzer LLP., a firm devoted exclusively to the practice of immigration and nationality law with offices in Philadelphia and New York. He handles all aspects of immigration law, including assisting companies and individuals in obtaining employment-and family-based visas; resolving citizenship issues and obtaining naturalization; and defending clients in DHS and Department of Labor enforcement proceedings. His labor certification clients include Fortune 500 companies, universities and colleges, hospitals, as well as mid-sized and small employers. He currently serves as secretary on the Executive Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

1 hour of Standard CLE credit to be applied for.
The event code is 160710.



Date:   Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402 


MSBA Member: Immigration Law Section, International Business Law Section, Labor & Employment Law Section, or AILA Member:  $15.00

MSBA Member: Join the Immigration Law Section and Attend for FREE:  $16.00

MSBA Member: Not an Immigration Law Section, International Business Law Section, or Labor & Employment Law Section Member: $20.00

Non-MSBA Member but an AILA Member:  $20.00

Non-MSBA Member and not an AILA Member:  $25.00

Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Register no later than November 7. Teleconferencing instructions will be e-mailed on Tuesday, November 8.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.