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Mix and Learn - January 2018 - Bellevue, WA | Business and Immigration: Life in Uncertain Times

January 25, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Red Lion Hotel Bellevue
11211 Main St.

You are invited to Puget Sound PMI's signature networking event, which enables managers to share ideas and form relationships in their community and with hiring companies. Engage in discussions with peers on topics of technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management while enjoying some refreshments. We encourage meeting new people and developing relationships. Managers have benefited from these mixers and some have found employment as a result of relationships started at these events.

Delicious hors-d'oeuvres will be served, and a no-host bar will be available.

This month Attorneys, Miguel Bocanegra and Lola Zakharova will be joining us to give an enlightening talk titled:

Business and Immigration: Life in Uncertain Times

Miguel Bocanegra
B.A. University of Washington, cum laude with honors, 2001;
J.D. University of Washington School of Law, 2004.

Miguel’s practice focuses on immigration law. He has a diverse practice representing individuals and companies in various stages of the immigrant and non-immigrant process. His practice includes family-based petitions, removal defense, naturalization, and non-immigrant and immigrant visas.

Miguel is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Latino Bar Association of Washington, and has been an adjunct lecturer for the Immigration Course offered at the University of Washington School of Law. Miguel has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the field of immigration law by Washington Super Lawyers magazine. Miguel is a Spanish speaker.

Lola Zakharova
B.A. Uzbek State University of World Languages, summa cum laude, 1999;
J.D. Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2012.

Lola assists companies in securing temporary work visas and employment-based permanent resident status for international talent. She also represents U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents wishing to sponsor family members for immigration status, and assists clients in obtaining temporary U.S. visas at U.S. consulates abroad.

Lola has worked in the immigration law field for over 18 years. Prior to joining MacDonald Hoague & Bayless in 2013, Lola served as an immigration paralegal in the in-house legal department of a multinational telecommunications corporation, supporting the company’s foreign national employees, HR, Recruiting, and corporate leadership on a wide variety of immigration issues. Before that, Lola spent 10 years working in the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, focusing on non-immigrant and immigrant visas, and leading the Embassy’s fraud detection and prevention program. While in law school, Lola served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michael S. Spearman at Division One of the Washington Court of Appeals. Lola speaks Russian and Uzbek languages.
Lola is an active advocate on immigration and international issues, having served on the King County Immigration Task Force, and currently serving on the City of Seattle International Affairs Advisory Board. She is a frequent speaker on immigration topics and is often quoted by the press.

“Business and Immigration: Life in Uncertain Times.”

In today's global enterprises and workforce, immigration is unarguably important to the success of many organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Thus, being educated about it is also important for Project-Portfolio Management professionals who operate in this dynamic and complex environment. In this keynote by Miguel and Lola, learn the basics of Immigration laws, procedures, and policies.

Parking: Free parking at Red Lion Hotel, Bellevue.

PDUs 1.25

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$15.00 Member General Admission
$20.00 after 06:00 pm January 21
$10.00 Earlybird rate before January 10

$20.00 Non-member General Admission
$25.00 after 06:00 pm January 21
$15.00 Earlybird rate before January 10