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Update - Workshop on New Requirements for Employers of Non-Immigrants: Certification of Compliance with Deemed Export Rules

January 14, 2011

Please join Steptoe & Johnson LLP's Immigration and Export Control practices for a complimentary workshop on New Requirements for Employers of Non-Immigrants featuring:


  • Lynda Zengerle, Partner, Head of the Immigration practice, Steptoe & Johnson LLP;


  • Kevin Wolf, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration;
  • Bernie Kritzer, Director, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”); and
  • Meredith Rathbone, Partner, Export Controls practice, Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

Date: Thursday, February 10
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

This is a brown bag lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP - 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036

If you have already registered, you do not need to re-register.  

This workshop will also be available via webinar. Login instructions will be provided upon registration.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) announced a new version of the Form I-129, requiring employers petitioning for certain visa categories to certify whether a license is required under the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) with respect to any technology or technical data they intend to release to a foreign national. As of December 23, 2010, it became mandatory for employers to use the revised form. While the US government has long regulated the transfer of technical data to foreign national employees, the new form will, for the first time, make export controls an explicit part of the immigration application process. Given the complexity of this new requirement the USCIS postponed the implementation of the deemed export certification portion of the new form until February 20, 2011. Meredith Rathbone will discuss how to handle the export control rules with respect to the revised Form I-129.

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- Steptoe's conference facilities are ADA-compliant.