U.S. Immigration in COVID-19 - Options and Solutions For Employers and Employees

Event Description

Online registration is closed.  To register, email Tram Nguyen at tnguyen@mnbars.org by 11: 00 am on November 11th.

Remote participation only. 

This program is sponsored by the MSBA International Business Law Section (IBLS).

The economic recovery in the pandemic has caused significant strain for employers in search of key talent.  The U.S. government's response to COVID-19 has erected an array of barriers to sourcing their talent including evolving legal barriers to travel and administrative processing barriers.  Tune in as Scott Borene and George Maxwell discuss everything from common options and solutions for employers in search of talent including the current and upcoming H1B lottery as well as the impact on those options of the most recent October 25th Presidential Proclamation and CDC order on international travel to the United States, which will go into effect on November 8th.


Scott M. Borene  is Founder and Managing Attorney of Borene Law Firm, a 7-person boutique immigration law firm in Minneapolis. He was selected as 2020 Minnesota Lawyer of the Year in Immigration Law by The Best Lawyers in America and has been repeatedly recognized among the Top 20 Lawyers in the World “most highly regarded” by other lawyers and General Counsel (Who’s Who Legal). He is a past Director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a past Chair of the MSBA Immigration Law Section. He has more than 35 years experience managing immigration projects for employers from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

George C. Maxwell is an Immigration Attorney with Borene Law Firm in Minneapolis. He is a past Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Minnesota-Dakotas Chapter and a past Chair of the MSBA Immigration Law Section. He has more than 10 years experience handling U.S. and Global immigration matters for businesses and individuals worldwide. George also has more than 7 years international law and litigation experience including work as In-house Counsel at Exxon and at major corporate law firms.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 423441


IBLS Member:  $5
MSBA Member not in IBLS:  $10*
Non-MSBA Member:  $15
Law Student: FREE

*Join the International Business Law Section:  Not a section member? Sign up here and then email tnguyen@mnbars.org to attend this CLE for free!

Deadline to register: November 9, 2021 

Remote Participation: This program is by live webinar. Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Tram Nguyen

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Live Webinar Via Zoom