For the second year in a row, Jennifer Grady, Esq. has been invited to speak at the SelectUSA Investment Summit Investor Academy on June 18, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, has been confirmed as the host of the event. Last year, President Obama and Former Secretary of State, John Kerry spoke at the event to a crowd of over 2,500 investors and Economic Development Organizations (EDOs). This year, it is rumored that President Trump will be a keynote speaker. On the first day of the Summit, Ms. Grady will be providing her expertise as an immigration and employment lawyer to educate hundreds of potential foreign investors from around the world on US business culture, employment law regulations, and visa options for entrepreneurs.
Ms. Grady’s presentation, designed for investors and Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) will be titled, “Achieving Global Mobility – Employment Structures, Visas, and Compliance Standards for Expanding into the U.S. Market.”
About the Presentation
Global organizations establishing or expanding operations in the U.S. market require “local” human resource (HR) strategies to ensure compliance both at home and in the United States. This process can be even more challenging for startups and SMEs – entities which frequently face administrative staffing and resource constraints. Furthermore, while regulatory compliance is crucial, understanding HR standards, norms, and best practices is equally important to gain a greater competitive advantage in the U.S. market. Ms. Grady’s session will review the different levels of regulations – from federal rules governing visas and labor to state level laws – that apply to U.S. companies, introduce different employment structures, taking into account specific considerations for small businesses.
About the SelectUSA Investment Summit
The United States welcomes investors of all sizes, including established
multinationals, small or medium-sized enterprises, and high-growth startups. The
SelectUSA Investment Summit brings the diversity of the United States together
under one roof – enabling any business to find the people, the resources, and the
market it needs to be successful.
Participants at the first three Investment Summits have announced more than
$20.6 billion in greenfield FDI into the United States since 2013. Data from FDI
Markets show that these participants are responsible for more than 12 percent of
all announced greenfield FDI projects in the United States from fiscal year 2013-
The theme for this year’s Summit – “Grow with US” – highlights the innovative
business climate in the United States, and features investment opportunities from
across the country. The Summit will include business matchmaking and more
networking time than in years past, providing additional opportunities for global
investors to engage with state, regional, and local economic developers – all at
Mary T. Barra, Chairman & CEO, General Motors;
Safra A. Catz, CEO, Oracle;
Courtney Fingar, Editor-in-Chief, fDi Magazine;
Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman & CEO, GE;
Mani Iyer, President, Mahindra USA Inc.;
Laura Lane, President of Global Public Affairs, UPS;
Rich Lesser, President & CEO, Boston Consulting Company;
Judith F. “Judy” Marks, CEO, Siemens USA;
Greg Scheu, President of the Americas Region, ABB;
Julie Sweet, Group Chief Executive, North America, Accenture; and
Ludwig Willisch, President, CEO & Chairman, BMW (US) Holding Corp.
The previous three Summits attracted thousands of international investors, with the 2016 Summit alone attracting more than 2,600 total attendees, including investors from 70 markets, EDOs from 52 U.S. states and territories, and 22 chiefs of mission. Past Summit participants have announced more than $20.6 billion in new investment projects in the United States.
About The Grady Firm
The Grady Firm, P.C. attorneys help individuals, families, employees, business owners, and investors open a business in the US, and obtain obtain non-immigrant and immigrant visas, as well and Green Cards and citizenship based on family relationships, investment, or employment. In addition, The Grady Firm attorneys help foreign entrepreneurs establish a U.S. presence, form a corporate entity, and obtain the appropriate visas for their owners and employees.
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*This article is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. This article does not make any guarantees as to the outcome of a particular matter, as each matter has its own set of circumstances and must be evaluated individually by a licensed attorney.