Beth Carlson moves corporate talent across borders. She has counseled U.S. and international companies on business immigration issues for 20 years and is a recognized leader for her expertise on complex immigration matters. Beth takes a pragmatic approach to business immigration. She is creative and solution driven to explore work visa and permanent residence options that may not be readily apparent.
Beth manages immigration matters for Fortune 500 multinational companies as well as for medium- and small-sized public and private companies. She counsels clients on changes in government policy, including the heightened scrutiny on immigration matters with the transition to the Trump administration.
Beth manages all types of U.S. employment-based immigration matters. Through her many years of practice, she has worked on every type of work visa for many different occupations and industries, including H-1Bs, L-1s, TNs, H-3s, E-1s/E-2s/E-3s and O-1s, and advises employers on issues related to other nonimmigrant visa statuses, including B-1, F-1, J-1 and Conrad State Waivers for foreign physicians. Beth has specific expertise with O-1 business cases, F-1 STEM OPT issues and H-1B maintenance of status issues.
Beth has also handed all types of permanent residence (green card) cases, including PERM applications, multinational manager immigrant visa petitions, national interest waiver petitions, adjustment of status applications, advance parole applications, employment authorization applications, re-entry permit applications, and outstanding researcher and extraordinary ability permanent residence petitions. Her PERM expertise includes complex prevailing wage issues, not substantially comparable cases and filing appeals with BALCA.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Beth E. Carlson