The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted immigration processes considerably over the past 18 months. Now that COVID-19 vaccines are broadly available and as people start to return to the pre-COVID-19 way of life, it is important to reevaluate immigration practices to ensure they are in line with legal requirements, and review issues that will continue to impact employment immigration in the months ahead.

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Kate Kalmykov represents clients in a wide-range of employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters including students, trainees, professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty investors and traders, persons of extraordinary ability and immigrant investors. She also has extensive experience working on…

Kate Kalmykov represents clients in a wide-range of employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters including students, trainees, professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty investors and traders, persons of extraordinary ability and immigrant investors. She also has extensive experience working on EB-5 immigrant investor matters, working with developers across a variety of industries and with private equity funds on developing new projects that qualify for EB-5 investments.

Lizbeth M. Chow ‡

Lizbeth M. Chow advises multinational corporate clients across various industries, including architecture, financial, food chain, and technology, on a broad variety of corporate immigration matters, including nonimmigrant visas (e.g., E-3, H-1B, L-1, TN), consular processing, permanent residence, and citizenship. Lizbeth helps global businesses…

Lizbeth M. Chow advises multinational corporate clients across various industries, including architecture, financial, food chain, and technology, on a broad variety of corporate immigration matters, including nonimmigrant visas (e.g., E-3, H-1B, L-1, TN), consular processing, permanent residence, and citizenship. Lizbeth helps global businesses manage their employees’ international assignments and understand the employment of foreign nationals on both a temporary and permanent basis in the United States. She ensures clients’ compliance with immigration laws, Department of Labor regulations, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services policies.

Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Lizbeth worked at a global immigration law firm in New York, where she provided immigration services from global Fortune 500 companies to boutique clients primarily in the financial services and financial technology industries. Lizbeth counseled employers and human resources departments on a wide range of compliance issues concerning work authorization, portability of immigration benefits, and maintenance of status. She also led efforts to optimize the process of drafting complex responses to Requests for Evidence.

‡ Admitted in Maryland. Not admitted in New York. Practice limited to federal immigration practice.