Practice and Industry Groups

Ceridwen J. Koski

Shareholder Denver

Admitted to the state bars of Colorado, Arizona and New York, Ceri has experience working with clients that range from Fortune 500 companies, individual investors, start-up companies, U.S. branches of global corporations, and entertainers.


Experience

Ms. Koski partners with clients to create and implement strategic and innovative workforce immigration programs. Her focus includes temporary visa processes including H-2B, H-1B, O, L, E, TN, J, B, F, and travel using ESTA. She also manages naturalization and green card processes for multinational managers and individuals of extraordinary ability (EB-1), labor certification (PERM) for skilled and unskilled workers, bachelor’s degree professionals and advanced degree professionals (EB-2 and EB-3). Hospitality, technology, e-commerce/retail, manufacturing, banking, energy, business process, legal, creative art, publishing, and advertising are industries in which she has substantial experience. Ms. Koski also advises on workforce due diligence with mergers and acquisitions and compliance issues including Department of Labor related obligations, record keeping, and audit/investigation.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • AILA PERM Conference Chair
  • AILA USCIS California Service Liaison Committee
  • National Distance Learning Committee Business Track (Past Chair)
  • Nordic Commerce Conference, Award Nominations Chair
  • Rocky Mountain Relocation Council Membership Committee

Speeches:

  • Nordic Commerce Conference - ''Business Panel Discussion'' - Denver - September 21, 2018
  • 35th Annual CLE & Ski - ''What we know about Trump and Immigration: How it Impacts Labor & Employment Lawyers'' - Vail - January 06, 2018
  • FWD.us - ''Immigration Policy Briefing'' - Denver - November 13, 2017
  • AILA Conference - ''The Nuts and Bolts of Adjustment of Status vs. Consular Processing'' - Washington, D.C. - October 13, 2017
  • Colorado Restaurant Show - ''New Age of Immigration Compliance'' - Denver - October 10, 2017
  • AmCham Finland - ''Global Mobility and U.S. Immigration Changes'' - Helsinki - October 03, 2017
  • SHRM - ''Basic Training for the New (HR) Recruit'' - Denver - September 27, 2017
  • InterNations Denver - ''Update on Visa Issues Under the New Administration'' - Denver - April 20, 2017
  • Rocky Mountain Relocation Council Spring Conference - ''Immigration Update'' - Denver - April 18, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''Recruiting Foreign National Talent and the H-1B Lottery'' - Boulder - February 07, 2017
  • AILA CLE Webinar - ''Thinking Outside PERM – Extraordinary Outstanding and NIW Options'' - December 01, 2016
  • AmCham - ''Transferring Personnel to the U.S.: Key Considerations for Established Companies and Start-ups'' - Helsinki - May 31, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''H-1B Alternatives'' - Dallas - April 13, 2016
  • SLUSH - ''Visas for Entrepreneurs'' - Helsinki - November 11, 2015
  • AILA National Conference - ''Introduction to the Visa Bulletin'' - National Harbor - June 19, 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''How Obama's Executive Order on Immigration Will Affect Your Workforce and I-9 Compliance Issues'' - Denver and Fort Collins - April 01, 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - ''Alternatives to H-1B Visas'' - Denver - April 01, 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Webinar - ''Visas for Entrepreneurs'' - February 17, 2015
  • Mile High SHRM, Global PDG - ''Global Expansion: Opening an Office in a New Country'' - Denver - December 09, 2014
  • AmCham and Sitra - ''An Entrepreneurs Guide to US Visa Options'' - Helsinki - August 18, 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - ''Nuts and Bolts of L-1A and L-1B Visas'' - Denver - April 09, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Breakfast Briefing - ''Enforcement and Compliance and H-1B Update and Alternatives'' - Denver - April 08, 2014
  • ILW.com - ''Consular Processing for Experts'' - January/March 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Philadelphia Chapter Annual Conference - ''Visas for Entrepreneurs'' - Philadelphia - March 2013
  • AILA New York Chapter - ''PERM 101'' - New York - January 2013
  • American Immigration Association (AILA) Annual Conference 2013 - ''Basics of Consular Processing in Family Cases'' - San Francisco - 2013
  • New York Immigration Coalition - ''Employment-Based Immigration'' - New York - November 2012
  • AILA New York Chapter - ''Consular and Border Issues'' - New York - November 2012
  • Finland Center - ''Immigration Options to Live and Work in the U.S.'' - New York - October 2012
  • AILA 2012 Annual Conference - ''Do Right Daddy Blues, Establishing the Parent-Child Relationship'' - Nashville - June 2012
  • AILA New York Chapter - ''EB-5 101'' - New York - May 2012
  • New York AILA Symposium - ''In Pursuit of the Elusive Green Gard. Is EB-5 Really an Option? Yes! (Maybe)'' - New York - December 2011
  • New York Immigration Coalition - ''Employment-Based Immigration'' - New York - November 2011
  • Salmagundi Club, New York - ''U.S. Immigration at a Glance'' - New York - August 2010
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Media Quotes

April 27, 2017 - Law360 - "H-1B Crystal Ball: Lottery, Wage Changes Could Be Afoot"
April 21, 2017 - Law360 - "With H-1B Application Drop, Signs Point To IT Retreat"
March 30, 2017 - Bloomberg BNA - "The Gig Is Up: Immigration Implications for the New Workforce"

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