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Best Practices for I-9 Audits

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Produced on April 23, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 4m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Immigration Labor & Employment

Course Description

Whether your client has been served with an HSI Audit Notice, a Notice of Suspect Documents or is conducting an in-house I-9 audit, there are a myriad of ways immigration and in-house practitioners can improve the process and impact the results. This program will discuss best practices for helping clients prepare their responses to I-9 audits, including communicating with government officials, management and employees; correcting and purging I-9s prior to submitting them for audit; and responding to Notices of Suspect Documents and Notices of Intent to Fine.

The program will also cover the significant guidance attorneys should be prepared to provide employer clients who are conducting in-house I-9 audits, to avoid running afoul of Employment-Related Immigration Discrimination prohibitions and ensuring that I-9 corrections are helpful and lawful.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss best practices when advising clients on I-9 issues
  2. Prepare responses to I-9 audits, Notices of Suspect Documents and Notices of Intent to Fine
  3. Advise clients on best practices for maintaining compliance when making I-9 corrections

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Valentine A. Brown

Duane Morris

Valentine A. Brown is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in the Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group and is the Firm's Pro BonoPartner. She serves as global immigration law counsel to a diverse group of multi-national and domestic corporations and their employees, providing advice, compliance audits and representation to help navigate the intricacies of US and foreign immigration laws. Ms. Brown also represents individuals in all types of immigration proceedings, including persons of extraordinary ability; spouses, fiancées and children of US citizens; naturalization and political asylum applicants; as well as respondents in deportation and immigration appellate proceedings. She is also a member of the firm's Cuba Business Group.

Ms. Brown is an instructor for the Duane Morris Institute, which provides training in all areas of employment law for human resource professionals, in house counsel, benefits administrators and managers through classes in Philadelphia, client-site trainings and webinars. Ms. Brown's courses include, I-9 Compliance Basics; E-Verify for Everyone; E-Verify for Federal Contractors, Electronic I-9s: The Pros, the Cons and the Requirements; and H-1B Public Access Files: What Employers Need to Know.

Ms. Brown is a former law clerk to the Honorable John. J. Gossart, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Baltimore, Maryland, a magna cum laudegraduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a graduate of the University of Delaware. She is fluent in Spanish.

Ms. Brown's practice focuses on:

  • Inbound and Outbound Temporary Visa Petitions: Inbound U.S. Business Visitors (B); Investors (E); Specialty Workers (H-1B); Temporary Workers (H-2B); Trainees (H-3); Intra-company Transferees (L); Extraordinary Ability (O); Athletes and Entertainers (P); Religious Workers (R), Canadian and Mexican Professionals (TN). In reference to Outbound Visas, Ms. Brown works with expert local counsel in the outbound country to facilitate and streamline the visa process.
  • Permanent Residency Applications: Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researchers and Professors; Multinational Managers (EB-1) National Interest Waiver and Advanced Degree Professionals (EB-2); Skilled Workers and Professionals (EB-3) PERM Labor Certifications; Family Based Petitions in all categories, waivers and consular processing.
  • Corporate Immigration Compliance: I-9 Policies, compliance programs, training, audits, ICE investigations; E-Verify advice and counsel, training, compliance programs and risk/benefit analysis; electronic I-9 vendor reviews, training, implementation analysis and project management; sub-contractor certifications; merger and acquisition immigration compliance review, remediation and risk analysis.
  • Immigration Litigation: Representation of corporations in I-9 and immigration-related discrimination enforcement actions; representation of individuals in removal proceedings before the EOIR, BIA and federal courts of appeals.


Martha L.

Speaker was excellent and well versed.

Brenton M.

Awesome CLE!

Rachel C.

Fantastic presenter; very knowledgeable and great written materials.

Bill B.

Extremely thorough, helpful analysis and instruction.

Edward C.

attorney Brown is well versed in the I-9 world evaluating situations and offering suggestions to get ahead of an audit and how to deal with problems arising from an audit

Stephen H D.

Good coverage of a fundamental but often neglected area.

Douglas T.

excellent presentation

Daniel G.

Great job

Alan T.

Very well presented, provided much needed information. Thank you.

Stephen P.

Very practical for pro-active representation.

Keshab S.

Great work

cindy m.

Excellent speaker with a mastery of her subject and many interesting examples. Thank you.

Maureen F.

I work in this area every single day for a very large corporation. This presentation was very well done.

Khristine M.

This course was excellent -- detailed, informative, and kept the perfect pace.

Steven K.

Excellent resource materials. Very helpful. Clear presenter.

Holly R.

Excellent presenter, knowledgeable and easy to understand. Thank you!

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