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Virtual Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
Category: Chapter Meeting


TOPIC: All Things H-1B
PRESENTER: Kripa Upadhyay from Orbit Law, PLLC

WHEN: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 12:00 - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Virtual via Zoom
COST: $20

Presentation summary:

  • Introduction to H-1B
  • COVID -19 Implications for H-1B Employers and Employees
  • New and Proposed changes that affect H-1B applications



About the presenter:

Kripa Upadhyay is the Founder and Principal Attorney at Orbit Law, PLLC. Over the years, Kripa’s practice has encompassed every aspect of international investor and corporate immigration. Kripa currently focuses on working with international investors and human resources and global mobility professionals to optimize their companies’ immigration programs. She guides strategies for recruiting and retaining foreign talent, and provides immigration plans for international mergers and acquisitions. She helps companies address the challenges of US Immigration compliance, and has worked with major corporations to build out compliant Immigration visa programs securing a variety of short term and long term visas/ residency for their global employees.

Kripa is a frequent speaker on immigration matters before the Association of Immigration Lawyers of America (AILA), the Washington State Bar Association, other professional associations & corporations.

Named a “Rising Star” for Immigration Law for every year from 2014-2018, she is an active member of AILA’s National committee for EB-5 (Investor based Immigration) as well as the Washington State Chapter where she has served in leadership positions on various committees. She is also actively involved with and a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences organized by Invest in the USA (IIUSA); America’s leading Investor based Immigration Trade Association.

Actively engaged in educating newly arriving Immigrants and Refugees as to their rights and responsibilities in the United States, she was awarded the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Community Service Award in 2011 in recognition of her outstanding and exemplary service in helping Immigrants and Refugees in Washington State.

A first generation Immigrant from Nepal, Kripa speaks English, Nepali, Hindi, Urdu and Spanish.