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Updates & Events

Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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Judges Rule on Third-Country Asylum Ban

Following a joint interim rule issued by DOJ and DHS that restricted asylum, for migrants traveling through third countries to reach the United States, two judges issued rulings in separate cases.

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H-2B Petitioners Must Include Temporary Labor Certification Final Determination With Form I-129

USCIS said it will consider a printed copy of the final determination as the original and approved temporary labor certification.

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DOL Unveils New H-2A Proposed Rule

Among other things, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would mandate electronic filing of job orders and applications, promote the use of digital signatures and provide employers with the option of staggering the entry of H-2A workers on a single application.

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State Department Announces Temporary Establishment and Retrogression of August Employment-Based Final Action Dates

There has been a steadily increasing level of employment-based applicant demand for adjustment of status cases, and there is no indication that this trending increase will end. Therefore, the agency has established or retrogressed many of the August Final Action Dates.

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USCIS Announces Changes to Naturalization Test

A USCIS working group is revising the naturalization test, and the agency is formalizing a decennial revision process to allow for updates every 10 years.

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Important Change at the Trademark Office – U.S. Attorney Required

Beginning August 3, 2019, all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants and parties will be required to have a U.S. attorney appear on their behalf in the U.S. Trademark Office.

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Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Recognized as North Star Lawyers

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) recognized 58 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as North Star Lawyers.

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Fredrikson & Byron Recognized in Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Fredrikson & Byron’s Trusts & Estates Group was ranked Band 1 in Private Wealth Law in Minnesota and North Dakota in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019 edition.

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Attorney Christopher Pham Named Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Leader

Attorney Christopher Pham

Christopher D. Pham was named a Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Leader by Diversity MBA.

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Fredrikson & Byron Represents Geronimo Energy in its Sale to National Grid

Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Geronimo Energy in its $100 million sale to National Grid Ventures.

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