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Steven Williams

Associate Denver

Steven’s broad-ranging experience with immigration practice stems from his work within institutions of higher education and the federal government prior to joining Ogletree Deakins. His practice focuses on business immigration matters, representing companies and individuals in the academic, medical and high-tech fields. 

Mr. Williams manages green card processes for higher education institutions, large and small companies, and individuals for a variety of categories, including individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational managers (EB-1), individuals whose work is in the national interest (EB-2) and professionals who qualify for PERM Labor Certification-based filings (EB-2 and EB-3). He also assists companies and individuals with obtaining temporary visas, including O, L, H, E, and B. Mr. Williams has particular expertise in assisting students and scholars in resolving issues with their F student visas and J exchange visitor visas, having previously worked within international student and scholar advising offices at top-ranked U.S. universities. Mr. Williams also advises on family immigration and counsels corporations on compliance issues including I-9 internal audits, internal investigations, and immigration-related policies.


Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • NAFSA (National Association of Foreign Student Advisors)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Colorado Bar Association

Speeches:

  • Naropa University - ''Options After Graduation: An Immigration Primer for International Students'' - Denver - November 14, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Denver Office Annual Seminar - ''Onboarding Foreign National Employees'' - Denver - November 10, 2017
  • NAFSA Triregional Conference (Regions I, II, IV) - ''International Students in the Workforce from an Employer and Student Perspective'' - Denver - November 08, 2017
  • NAFSA Triregional Conference (Regions I, II, IV) - ''Marijuana and Immigration for Institutions of Higher Education'' - Denver - November 07, 2017
  • NAFSA Triregional Conference (Regions I, II, IV) - ''Understanding Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Professor/Researcher Petitions'' - Denver - November 07, 2017
  • University of Denver - ''Options After Graduation: An Immigration Primer for International Students'' - Denver - November 02, 2017
  • NAFSA Region VII Conference - ''Navigating the Superlatives: Understanding, Evaluating, and Filing O-1A and EB-1A Extraordinary Ability and EB-1B Outstanding Professor/Researcher Petitions'' - Spartanburg - October 24, 2017
  • NAFSA Region III Conference - ''H-1B Yourself! A Fun and Practical Approach to Understanding the Role of the H-1B in the ISSS Context'' - San Antonio - October 17, 2017
  • NAFSA Region III Conference - ''Poster Presentation: 'Navigating the Superlatives: Understanding, Evaluating, and Filing O-1A and EB-1A Extraordinary Ability and EB-1B Outstanding Professor/Researcher Petitions''' - San Antonio - October 17, 2017
  • University of Denver, Engineering School - ''Travel Ban Redux: New Restrictions on Visa Issuance and Travel'' - Denver - October 04, 2017
  • University of Colorado Denver - ''Options After Graduation: An Immigration Primer for International Students'' - Denver - October 02, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - ''Taking Stock: Immigration Under the Trump Administration'' - June 20, 2017
  • Colorado/Wyoming International Educators Annual Conference 2017 - ''Will You Sponsor Me? International Students in the Workforce: Practical Training (and Beyond) from an Employer’s Perspective'' - Colorado Springs - April 21, 2017
  • Colorado/Wyoming International Educators Annual Conference 2017 - ''Student Start-Ups: Long- and Short-term Entrepreneurial Options for Foreign Students'' - Colorado Springs - April 21, 2017
  • Colorado/Wyoming International Educators Annual Conference 2017 - ''Marijuana and Immigration for Higher Education'' - Colorado Springs - April 21, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workshop Series - ''Leveraging the Immigration System'' - Denver - April 19, 2017
  • University of Colorado-Denver - ''Options after Practical Training: An Immigration Primer for International Students'' - Denver - March 09, 2017
  • Colorado College - ''Options after Practical Training: An Immigration Primer for International Students'' - Colorado Springs - February 28, 2017
  • Naropa University - ''Options after Practical Training: An Immigration Primer for International Students'' - Boulder - February 20, 2017
  • University of Denver - ''Immigration Executive Orders – What You Need to Know'' - Denver - February 02, 2017
  • Colorado College - ''Options after Practical Training: An Immigration Primer for International Students'' - Colorado Springs - December 07, 2016
  • University of Denver - ''Options after Practical Training: An Immigration Primer for International Students'' - Denver - November 11, 2016
  • University of Colorado-Denver - ''Options after Practical Training: An Immigration Primer for International Students'' - Denver - November 08, 2016
  • University of Colorado-Denver - ''Options after Practical Training: An Immigration Primer for International Students'' - Denver - November 04, 2016
  • NAFSA Region II Conference 2016 - ''H-1B Yourself! A Fun and Practical Approach to Understanding the Role of the H-1B in the ISSS Context'' - Santa Fe - November 03, 2016
  • NAFSA Region II Conference 2016 - ''Graduation and Beyond! Advising for International Students on Immigration Issues as They Launch Their Careers'' - Santa Fe - November 02, 2016
  • Colorado/Wyoming International Educators Annual Conference 2016 - ''Coloring Within the Lines: Green Cards for the Fringe'' - Denver - April 29, 2016
  • Anschutz Medical Campus (University of Colorado Denver) - ''Options after Graduation: An Immigration Primer for International Students'' - Denver - April 11, 2016
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