Our panel of experts will focus on the important changes Matter of Dhanasar brings to the practice of representing clients seeking national interest waivers (NIWs). The panelists will give practical tips on meeting new evidentiary standards, and provide guidance on how to prepare successful NIW petitions under the new framework.

Featured Topics

  • Making Your Case Given the Dhanasar Criteria
  • “National Importance” vs. “National Scope” Criteria
  • Establishing Your Client Is Well Positioned to Advance the Proposed Endeavor
  • Proving Certain Requirements Should Be Waived: The Job Offer and Labor Certification
  • Adjudication Trends and Case Preparation Tips


*Dan H. Berger, Northampton, MA

*Ellen Freeman, Pittsburgh, PA

*Rita Sostrin, Woodland Hills, CA