Chicago counsel Joan Koenig moderated a panel discussion on the United States Customs and Immigration (USCIS) modification of Form I-129, which was co-hosted by Drinker Biddle and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). Form I-129, or Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, was modified by USCIS in November 2010 and now requires petitioning employers to certify that they have reviewed the technology to which a the proposed foreign national employee will have access, and that the employer will be in compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations.


Joan, counsel in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group and a member of its Customs & Trade and International teams, led a panel discussion on this new certification, which becomes effective on February 20, 2011, and the underlying policy behind it.


Source: Association of Corporate Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP