Leadership Lunch: LAMP Alum Karen Gillespie
Join Ms. Gillespie for a discussion of the current political climate, some potential shifts in US immigration, and options for immigrant students to gain work authorization following college graduation. She will also touch on ways that entrepreneurs and future business leaders can leverage immigration laws to help attract top talent to their companies.
Karen graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in English and is a LAMP alum. She earned her J.D. from the College of William & Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law. Karen’s practice focuses on nonimmigrant and immigrant business visa issues. She has experience with B, E, H, J, L, O, P, and TN nonimmigrant visas; green card cases in all employment-based categories (both PERM and EB-1 cases); and I-9 and work site compliance. Karen has experience counseling clients (including Fortune 500 companies) from several industries, including: information technology, pharmaceuticals, publishing, engineering, education, finance, and manufacturing. Her counsel includes extensive experience with corporate restructuring, payroll consolidation, mergers and acquisitions, and layoffs. She also specializes in helping start-up businesses and entrepreneurs obtain U.S. work authorization. Karen is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and works in the Chicago community as a volunteer for the Erie House Citizenship Clinic and pro bono U Visa clinics.
- Monday November 06, 2017 12:00 PM
- Monday November 06, 2017 01:30 PM
- LAMP House: 516 N. Fess Ave
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