Immigration 2020: UK/US Transatlantic Trends and Developments


Policies and rules impacting transatlantic immigration seem to change daily, directly impacting how business meet their talent acquisition objectives. Please join us as immigration and mobility leaders provide an update on recent developments in UK & US immigration and share recommendations to help businesses prepare for the changes ahead.


In this program, immigration experts will give their insights on:

•  Recent developments in UK immigration and immigration reform
•  The evolving US immigration policies and how 2020 regulatory changes may affect business and exchange visitors, intracompany transferees, and professional workers
•  The impact of recent UK / US developments on companies, and how businesses are developing their global talent pipelines while navigating these challenges.

Our Speakers:

Stephen Maltby

Chair, Immigration Group, Gibney (Moderator)



Stephen Maltby heads Gibney’s Immigration Group and is responsible for overseeing all client immigration matters. He is personally involved in the design and implementation of strategic immigration programs for businesses, providing best practices for regulatory compliance and solutions customized to their particular needs. He works with clients in a broad range of industries including financial services, pharmaceutical, technology, media and entertainment. He has years of experience representing clients from around the world with their cross border, investment and start-up operations in the U.S.


Violeta Petrova

Senior Counsel, Immigration Group, Gibney



Violeta Petrova is a Senior Counsel in Gibney’s Immigration Group. She represents large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap clients in U.S. business immigration , including nonimmigrant and permanent residence matters.  She has also assisted individual clients with family-based and employment-based visas. Violeta provides a customized, solutions-based approach based on the comprehensive assessment of each client’s profile, preferences, risk tolerance and specific case facts. Her experience ranges across multiple sectors, including financial services, engineering, IT, biotech and pharmaceuticals and graphic/digital design.  She has also contributed to program management and company policy development for frequent business travelers, rotational programs, summer intern programs and PERM programs.


Ben Sheldrick

Managing Partner and Head of Business Immigration, Magrath Sheldrick LLP

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For more information, contact Senior ManagerPolicy & ProgramsHolly Luu at 212.661.4062

Event Details:

Date: January 22 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM

Location: Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP | 665 Fifth Avenue