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Techplace Tickler: Tech Industry Immigration during COVID-19

In the fifth episode of our Techplace Tickler series, Danielle Ochs and Jacky Maroney discuss the impact of current immigration policy on the tech industry. They cover the immigration landscape in the tech world, the implications of the temporary immigration ban, and business immigration best practices during the pandemic.

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About this Author

Danielle Ochs, Ogletree Deakins, Employer Defense Lawyer, arbitration proceedings Attorney

Ms. Ochs works in the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins, where she is a Shareholder. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a civil litigator, with an emphasis on the defense of employment-related claims in federal and state trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Ochs’ experience includes successfully defending employers in both jury and bench trials and in arbitration proceedings. In addition to her active labor and employment litigation practice, Ms. Ochs has litigated a range of business disputes including, trade secrets, unfair...

Jacquelyn P. Maroney Shareholder  Austin Immigration

Jacquelyn P. Maroney practices in the Austin office of Ogletree Deakins. She provides comprehensive business immigration representation to domestic and multinational corporations with a focus on the software, information technology, semiconductor, biotechnology, health care, and oil and gas industries.

Jacky brings extensive experience to bear on the full range of business immigration. What sets her apart is the emphasis she places on collaborating with clients on strategic planning and smart immigration program management. Jacky has a strong record of partnering with corporations to develop, execute, and continually improve domestic and global immigration programs that deliver value while reflecting the corporate client’s priorities and unique culture.

Jacky’s experience and subject matter expertise includes:

  • Providing comprehensive business immigration advice and swiftly securing the full range of temporary work visas and permanent immigrant visas on a large scale;

  • Crafting immigration strategy and executing action plans relating to mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring;

  • Developing and implementing best-in-class, fast-paced PERM programs that deliver value and confidence with respect to corporate legal compliance;

  • Delivering comprehensive immigration compliance advice including structuring and auditing multi-state I-9 compliance programs, managing government audits, and negotiating compliance and settlement agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement;

  • Securing U.S. Coast Guard exemptions from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) manning requirements relating to vessels operating in the Gulf of Mexico; and

  • Representing corporations in front of the full spectrum of the United States government; her consular experience is bolstered by a brief stint during law school with the U.S. Department of State, Embassy of the United States of America, Consular Section, La Paz, Bolivia.