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The MSBA Immigration Law Section and MN-Dakotas AILA Chapter Present

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"The Intersection Between U.S. Immigration Law and U.S. Export Controls"

This CLE will address national export controls as they relate to preparing and filing I-129 Immigration Petitions on behalf of US companies.

Specific topics to be discussed include:
* Technology Alert List (TAL)
* Visas Mantis
* Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
* Export control certification (now required on H-1B, L-1 and O-1 visa petitions)

Speakers:

Mark McNeil , Lindquist & Vennum
Mark McNeil leads the Lindquist & Vennum international practice. He advises businesses in the fields of international transactions (including licenses, sales, leases, purchases, franchises, and relevant government regulations) and structures (including branch offices, subsidiaries, joint ventures, agency relationships, and distributorships). He also works with clients from abroad who wish to establish business in or with any part of the United States.  Mark is a former director of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, a current director and immediate past president of the German American Chamber of Commerce, and a Councilor and former Chair of the International Business Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.  He assisted in establishing and continues to advise the Midwest Global Trade Association.

Ed Hayward , Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
A partner at Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly since 1978, has devoted his practice to international transactions, in New York, Brussels, Belgium, and Minneapolis. He deals with matters relating to inbound and outbound investment, international litigation, and business immigration. He is a member and past Chair of the Minnesota District Export Council, National Secretary and past Chapter President of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, a Director of the German-American Chamber of Commerce (Minnesota Chapter), legal advisor and past Director of the Alliance Francaise (Minnesota), as well as a Councilor and former Chair of the International Business Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Ed speaks frequently on topics relating to international trade, investment, and dispute resolution.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for
Event Code: 154500

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Details:

Date:   Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time:   11:45 a.m. to 1 :00 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

Cost: Lunch is included

Immigration Law Section Members/AILA:  $10.00
MSBA Members (But Not Immigration Section Members):  $15.00
Non-MSBA/AILA Members:  $20.00
Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Please contact Ashley Hacker at ahacker@mnbar.org to arrange teleconferencing.

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.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336