David Johnson Speaks On U.S. Business Travel and Work Visas for Entrepreneurs

David Johnson spoke on “U.S. Business Travel and Work Visas” for Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) on January 26, 2021. He discussed:

  • U.S. Immigration Basics
  • Business Travel Using ESTA / Visa Waiver or B-1/B-2 Visa
  • Current Covid-Related Travel Restrictions
  • Common U.S. Work Visas
  • Policy Changes Under President Biden
  • Preparing for U.S. Travel

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) is New York City’s largest accelerator program.  ERA companies gain direct access to leading members of the New York City tech community through the ERA mentor network and are also given access to the right investors, sales prospects and partners..

Brian Brokate and Angelo Mazza to Speak at Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2021 NY

IP Partners Brian W. Brokate and Angelo E.P. Mazza will speak at the Practising Law Institute’s Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2021 NY event on January 7, 2021.  Brian Brokate is also co-chair of the event. This will be the tenth year that Brian and Angelo have participated in this program.

Angelo will lead the first panel “Current Government IP Enforcement Programs.” Topics include:

  • HSI’s Covid-19 investigations
  • Operation Stolen Promise
  • Developing agency-wide strategies
  • Hurdles and successes of multi-agency teams
  • Ongoing efforts to curb imports and sales
  • Taking on charlatans and unproven cures
  • Made in the USA claims for Covid-19 related products
  • Covid scams facing consumers and businesses

Brian Brokate will speak alongside Cheryl Wang of David Yurman on the “Anticounterfeiting Update” panel. Topics include:

  • Direct liability: An overview of the groundbreaking decisions from the past year and practical guidance on how to build a strong case for statutory damages
  • Getting it right. Seizures and ex parte remedies: Recent trends and the checklist that should be followed when applying for a seizure order
  • Contributory liability and the ongoing battle against online printers: A discussion about the recent decision in Y.Y.G.M. SA v. Redbubble, Inc.
  • Recent legislation: What you need to know about the SHOP SAFE Act and other pending legislation
  • How enforcement has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and the cost-effective strategies used by brands during these unprecedented times
  • Brian W. Brokate, Cheryl Wang

For more information on the program, visit the PLI website.

Brian Brokate to Speak at PLI on Anticounterfeiting

Brian Brokate will speak at PLI’s upcoming program Intellectual Property Law: Trademark and Copyright Review 2020 on September 15. His session is titled “Developments in Anti-counterfeiting.”

Topics will include:

  • Statutory Damages: Recent decisions and what every brand should consider when building a case
  • Practical guidance for obtaining a seizure order: Recent trends and the checklist that should be followed when applying for a seizure order
  • Third-Party Liability & The SHOP SAFE Act: An overview of the proposed legislation and the impact it will have on e-commerce
  • The rise of counterfeiting during the COVID-19 pandemic: What you need to know to protect your brand

Brian Brokate and Associate Maja Szumarska also co-authored a chapter on this topic for the program handbook.

For more information or to register for the event, visit the PLI website.

David Johnson to Present at the SACCNY Webinar: New U.S. Visa Ban – What Does It Mean?

On June 22, President Trump enacted an Executive Order temporarily suspending certain new work visas into the United States, impacting the ability for foreign talent to work and conduct business in the U.S., and raising many questions.

Immigration Partner David Johnson will be featured at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York webinar to help unpack and make sense of the Executive Order and how new restrictions will affect you and your business.

Topics include:

  • Who will be impacted?
  • How long will the visa ban remain in effect?
  • Are there any exceptions?
  • How does this new ban overlap with existing travel restrictions?

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and you will have your chance to get specific questions addressed.

Details:
Thursday, June 25, 2020
10:00 AM Eastern Time (U.S.) – 16:00 CEST (Sweden)

David Johnson is head of the Emerging Business Group at Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty LLP. He assists corporate and individual clients with immigrant, nonimmigrant and citizenship matters. He helps foreign entrepreneurs and start-up businesses establish their presence in the U.S. Working with emerging businesses from their inception, David develops an understanding of their strategic goals, and creates tailored immigration solutions to help facilitate their growth.

Violeta Petrova to Speak at Labour Mobility Update

Violeta Petrova will speak at Labour Mobility Update – A New Immigration Framework on March 2, 2020. Hosted by BritishAmerican Business, the event will take place at Buzzacott in London. This program will explore the question: What does the new immigration framework need to look like in order for the UK economy to flourish in a post-Brexit environment?

Program Overview

The December general election has fixed the Brexit timetable for 2020 and the new Government has reinforced its commitment to completing the UK’s transition to an independent nation state by 1 January 2021. The transition will include ending the free movement of people and the introduction of new systems and controls for attracting the skills, investment and labour that the country will need in order to main its competitiveness in a global economy.

Meanwhile, the prospect of a UK-US trade agreement presents an opportunity to strengthen what is already one of the world’s leading bilateral trade and investment partnerships by further deepening cooperation in labour mobility, making it easier for UK professionals to do business in the US, and vice-versa.

The panel will consider:

  • Who does the UK need to attract in the new economy?
  • What are the best mechanisms for attracting and selecting the people the country needs?
  • How to maintain public confidence in the immigration system
  • The UK’s revamped immigration system and the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendations
  • Is the “Australian-style” scheme fit for purpose in the UK?
  • A view from America – is Brexit an opportunity for transatlantic movement of talent and investment?

Violeta Petrova is a Senior Counsel in Gibney’s Immigration Group. She represents large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap clients in U.S. business immigration , including nonimmigrant and permanent residence matters.  She has also assisted individual clients with family-based and employment-based visas.

Brian Brokate and Angelo Mazza to Speak at Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2020

Gibney intellectual property partners Brian W. Brokate and Angelo E.P. Mazza will speak at the Practising Law Institute’s Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2020 event on January 16, 2020. Brian Brokate is also co-chair of the event. This will be the ninth year that Brian and Angelo have participated in this program.

Angelo will lead the first panel “Current Government IP Enforcement Programs.” Topics include:

  • DOJ’s IP prosecutions in the context of the latest technology trends
  • Federal criminal vs civil IP enforcement
  • What crimes DOJ prosecutes and determining factors
  • CHIP program at the judicial district level
  • Substantiating advertising claims: The science of compliance
  • “Made in USA” and other promotional promises
  • “Influencer” marketing and applying truth-in-advertising principles in social media
  • Data security, consumer privacy, and the Internet of Things

Brian Brokate will speak on the “Anticounterfeiting Update” panel. Topics include:

  • Direct liability: 2019 case law updates and trends
  • Getting it right. Seizures and ex parte remedies: Practical guidance on drafting an effective order and executing same
  • Contributory liability: Effective strategies against online and brick and mortar retailers
  • The President’s Memorandum on Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods: An update on actions taken by the federal government
  • Implementing an Enforcement Program in China
  • An overview of the government agencies involved in the protection of intellectual property rights
  • The online marketplaces and social media platforms that every brand should be aware of
  • Practical tips for implementing an anticounterfeiting program in China
  • The recent trade war and its impact on the sale of counterfeit goods

For more information and to register visit the PLI website.

Immigration 2020: UK/US Transatlantic Trends and Developments

Gibney is partnering with British American Business to host the program “Immigration 2020: UK/US Transatlantic Trends and Developments” on January 22, 2020.

Policies and rules impacting transatlantic immigration seem to change daily, directly impacting how business meet their talent acquisition objectives. Immigration and mobility leaders will provide an update on recent developments in UK & US immigration and share recommendations to help businesses prepare for the changes ahead. This program will include insights on:

  • Recent developments in UK immigration and immigration reform
  • The evolving US immigration policies and how 2020 regulatory changes may affect business and exchange visitors, intracompany transferees, and professional workers
  • The impact of recent UK / US developments on companies, and how businesses are developing their global talent pipelines while navigating these challenges.

Speakers will include Violeta Petrova, Senior Counsel, Immigration Group, Gibney and Ben Sheldrick, Managing Partner and Head of Business Immigration at Magrath Sheldrick LLP. The event will be moderated by Stephen Maltby, Chair of Immigration at Gibney.

Visit British American Business for more information.

Nicolo Rivolta Discusses Visa Options For Tech Start Ups at Belcham Catalyst

Nicolo Rivolta discussed visa options for emerging businesses at Belcham Catalyst in San Francisco yesterday. Belcham Catalyst is a collaborative accelerator program in San Francisco for promising high-tech companies that prepares them for successful growth and scaling. Nico discussed E-2/new company visas as well as the B-1 visa option as an alternative to the H-1B category.

Nicolo is an immigration attorney in the San Francisco office. He focuses on U.S. business immigration, providing long-term strategy planning to employers and foreign nationals and helping navigate complex immigration laws.

Violeta Petrova and Ruby Li to Speak on Business Visa Trends

Immigration attorneys Violeta Petrova and Ruby Li will speak at the annual staff retreat of Cultural Vistas. Cultural Vistas is an organization that provides J-1 sponsorship for interns and trainees.  Violeta and Ruby will provide an overview of business visa classifications and an update on current trends.  The presentation will take place on November 5 in New York City.

Ruby Li handles all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration law, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, citizenship and immigration support for corporate restructuring. She also assists clients with family-based immigration matters, consular processing, re-entry permits and naturalization. Ruby also has experience in the U.S. EB-5 Investor Category.

Violeta Petrova represents large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap clients in U.S. business immigration, including nonimmigrant and permanent residence matters.  She has also assisted individual clients with family-based and employment-based visas.

David Johnson Partners to Discuss Immigration at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

David Johnson is partnering with Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator on November 8. ERA Global helps global startups enter the US market through acceleration programs at ERA’s New York City offices.

David will discuss immigration issues to consider for international companies expanding into the US Market. David Johnson leads Gibney’s Emerging Business Group.

About Emerging Business
Having represented entrepreneurs and start-up businesses for decades, Gibney’s Emerging Business Group guides entrepreneurs though all stages of the start-up and business lifecycle. We are uniquely structured to serve the full spectrum of our clients’ needs efficiently under one roof. Learn more.