June 20th 2020
2020 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law
Tech Tips for Immigration Lawyers
Description: Sweta was invited to speak on “Tech Tips for Immigration Lawyers” at the largest annual Immigration conference for Immigration attorneys in the US.
January 2020 through December 2020
Immigration Partner, Access Silicon Valley
Access Silicon Valley (ASV) is the “virtual bridge” to Silicon Valley, where startup entrepreneurs and serial entrepreneurs in real time, get access to relevant content, and have the opportunity to interact with, angels, VCs and great entrepreneurs that they otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity to see, hear or possibly connect with. ASV has 20 chapters across the world.
The Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal has partnered with ASV where Sweta has addressed and continues to address multiple events relating to Immigration law and start-ups/entrepreneurs.
November 1st through November 8th 2019
Speaker, ILW-EB-5 Seminars
Sweta was the sole Immigration Attorney to have addressed multiple seminars on the EB-5 investment Green Card held at New Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, and Amritsar. These seminars were organized by ILW, one of the oldest and most prestigious publication houses focused on Immigration Law.
June 22nd 2019
2019 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law
How to increase your efficiency as an Immigration Attorney
Description: Sweta was invited to speak on “How to increase your efficiency” at the largest annual Immigration conference for Immigration attorneys in the US.
Immigration Partner/Speaker at Founders Floor, San Jose, CA
The Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal is the preferred immigration partner for entrepreneurs and their start-ups at Founders Floor, San Jose, a co-working accelerator for technology start-up companies. Sweta has advised several starts-ups at entrepreneurs at Founders Floor on US immigration laws, and has also spoken on immigration related issues.
Partner/Sponsor 2019, Bay Area Mobility Management (BAMM)
The Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal was one of few immigration law firms who partnered with BAMM for 2019. BAMM is the premier forum for mobility professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area.
April 12th 2018
Author, “Dispelling Four (4) Myths About the H-1B VISA”
Published on AILA Think Immigration blog post;
AILA Leadership is invited to author publications relating to Immigration law. Selected articles are published on AILA’s national website. Sweta’s article on H-1B visas was published on the Think Immigration Blog.
Dates: 2018 & 2019
British American Business Council (BABC)
The Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal partnered with the British American Business Council (BABC)where Sweta published several immigration related resources for the benefit of the members of the BABC community.
December 20th, 2017
Mother Jones;Quoted in the article; “Good Luck Recruiting Top Talent, America”
Mother Jones is an award-winning publication. It has been a finalist for 31 National Magazine Awards, winning seven times (including three times for General Excellence in 2001, 2008 and 2010).
July 26th, 2017:
Speaker at American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Chapter
As one of the three Business Immigration Attorneys chosen to be on the panel discussion at the engagement with USCIS and DOL officers, Sweta discussed the proceedings at the engagement with other immigration attorneys at AILA-SCV.
July 19th, 2017:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, San Jose
Sweta was one of three Immigration Attorneys from the Santa Clara County on the panel discussion at the engagement between Federal Government representatives and the immigrant community to share the latest information on employment visa processing.
June 14th , 2017:
Speaker at Procopio Law, Palo Alto, CA. Organized by Access Silicon Valley.
Sweta addressed a community of Silicon Valley business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, designers and developers: US Immigration Laws & Facts – the Black, White, Grey, Red & Blue.
June 13th, 2017:
Speaker at Live Webinar. Organized by ASV
Sweta addressed an international community of aspiring professionals looking to immigrate to the US via a Webinar that was broadcasted to 45 ASV Chapters world-wide: U.S. Immigration of, by and for Entrepreneurs
April 12th, 2017:
Speaker at Founder’s Floor, San Jose, CA
Sweta addressed the entrepreneur community at Founder’s Floor.
Immigration of, by and for Entrepreneurs- Attract and retain the best global talent (including yourself)!
November 16, 2016:
Speaker at Lifograph & Founders Floor Accelerator, San Jose, CA
Sweta addressed the audience of entrepreneurs and tech professionals at Lifograph & Founders Floor Accelerator, San Jose, CA, on the immigration issues and concerns of foreign startups. View the video here.
November 11, 2016:
Coach/Mentor, Startup Weekend, Santa Clara, CA, November 11-13th, 2016
Sweta advised foreign students and entrepreneurs shortlisted for the Startup Weekend Finals on the visa options available to them that will allow them to continue working on their startups. Details are available here.
September 29, 2016:
Speaker at Access Silicon Valley
Sweta addressed the audience at the Fireside Chat organized by Access Silicon Valley at Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA, on current business immigration issues
March 4, 2016:
Conducted Workshop on the H-1B Visa and H-1B Quota
Sweta was invited to conduct a workshop on the H-1B Visa and H-1B Quota for 2016 at Hackerdojo, Mountain View. Details are available here
November 4, 2015:
Speaker at the “Special Seminar-Does the New USCIS L-1B Memo Change Things?”
Sweta was one of the three speakers at the “Special Seminar-Does the New USCIS L-1B Memo Change Things?”; at 2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern. Organized by AILA
January 26, 2015:
Speaker at Plug & Play
Sweta was invited to speak at Plug & Play Tech Center, Sunnyvale, CA on HR Immigration Compliance, STEM-OPT, H-1B Visa & latest immigration updates.
Nov 17, 2014:
Speaker, 27th Annual AILA California Chapter’s Conference
Sweta was one of the speaker attorneys at the CA Chapter’s Annual Conference for Immigration Attorneys where she spoke on L-1 Intra-Company transfer visas and E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader & Investor Visas.
Aug 23, 2014:
Panelist, an Immigration Debate; Policies towards immigrants and guest workers
Sweta was invited to join a prominent online public deliberation and review of US immigration policy, partnering with Knight Foundation and TechCrunch as an expert. She shared the dias with a handful of immigration attorneys and policy makers.
Mar 01, 2014:
Speaker at the Winter CLE organized by Southern CA Chapter of AILA
Sweta was invited to speak at the Continuing Legal Education program organized by the Southern CA Chapter of AILA at Mammoth Lakes, CA on the visa options available to domestic workers.
Feb 21, 2014:
Key Speaker at the Meet-up “Igniters: Stanford Entrepreneurs & Silicon Valley Founders”
Sweta was invited to address the above meet-up on “Immigration Hacking: Solving Immigration puzzle for foreign-born Entrepreneurs” The event was attended by almost 100 people.For reviews of the meet-up, click here. The recording is available here.
Jan 20, 2014:
Visa Options for Foreign Entrepreneurs, Presentation/Case Study/Discussion at Capital Factory, Austin, TX
Sweta was invited to speak on the visa options available to foreign entrepreneurs, startups and small business at Capital Factory, Austin, TX. Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas.Located in the middle of downtown, Capital Factory has more than 50,000 square feet full of startups and entrepreneurs. This event was streamed live and can now be viewed here. The presentation can be viewed here.
Dec 04, 2013:
Visa Options for Foreign Entrepreneurs, Speaker at the Legal Education for Attorneys organized by AILA-SCV
Sweta was one of the two Attorney speakers at the Continuing Legal Education (CLE)session organized by the Bay Area Valley Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The topic of the CLE was Employment Based Visas for Entrepreneurs, Startups, and Small Businesses. CLE is professional education of lawyers that takes place after their initial admission to the Bar. In many states in the United States, CLE participation is required of attorneys to maintain their license to practice law.
Apr 28, 2013:
AILA Press Event – The Path to Reform
AILA SCV organized the first ever Press Conference in the Bay Area that discussed the proposed Senate Immigration Reform Bill. The Press Conference was attended by media, clients and local businesses. Sweta was part of a three member panel of immigration attorneys and discussed the business immigration sections of the proposed bill and responded to questions from the audience. See pictures of the event hereSome of the press coverage can be found here
Mar 04, 2013:
Panel Q&A on “How to Start a Company Without Being Deported” at Stanford University
Sweta answered questions relating to visas for entrepreneurs from an audience of more than 200 international students at Stanford University.
Link to the Press coverage for the event
Feb 22, 2013:
Meetup-“Silicon Valley Business Group interested in US Immigration”
Sweta also holds informal sessions in the Bay Area to address the broader needs of the community. One such session was the Meetup-Silicon Valley Business Group interested in US Immigration-where Sweta addressed immigration issues and answered questions on the H-1B Quota, and other work-related visas. Details of the event can be found here
Jan 17, 2013:
Meeting with Democratic Leader, Zoe Lofgren
As Liaison for the AILA SCV Advocacy Team, and as part of advocacy efforts towards Comprehensive Immigration Reform, lead a select team of AILA members to meet with Democrat Leader, Zoe Lofgren
Nov 24, 2012:
Addressed the audience at MobiSparks 2012, Bangalore
Sweta addressed the audience at the Mobile Innovation Discovery Platform for early stage entrepreneurs and developers that was organized by Your Story. In on immigration issues relating to expansion of business in the US.
Nov 12, 2011:
Speaker at SIPA Entrepreneurship-Idea Wave 3.0- on Immigration Initiatives for Foreign Entrepreneurs
Sweta was invited to address a gathering consisting of professionals, entrepreneurs, startup business and their leaders at the Annual Conference of the Silicon Valley Indian Professionals Association (SIPA). SIPA is one of the largest professional groups of South Asians in the Bay Area. View the presentation here.
Jun 10, 2010:
Guest Speaker at event organized by Fremont Indus Entrepreneur Group
Sweta was invited to address the audience at an event organized by Fremont Indus Entrepreneur Group on Hiring employees on OPT, CPT and H-1B. The presentation can be viewed here.
Dec 19, 2008:
Speaker at the annual convention of the hospitality sector in Los Angeles, CA
Sweta was invited to address the annual convention of the hospitality sector (+2000 attendees) in Los Angeles, CA on concerns regarding the choice of entity for business in the hospitality sector
Dec 19, 2007:
Speaker at Silicon Valley Job Fair
Addressed an audience of 300 professionals at the Silicon Valley Job Fair on taxation and immigration concerns on cross border movement of high skilled Indian nationals