WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 6, 2007 – LAWFUEL – Law Firm Announcements…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 6, 2007 – LAWFUEL – Law Firm Announcements, Law Jobs Network – Lawyers concerned about the potential impact of immigration reform on immigrant and corporate clients will want to attend a free briefing on “What Immigration Reform Means for You and Your Clients,” on Monday, Feb. 12, from 6-8 p.m. EST. The event is hosted by law firms Holland & Knight LLP and Hogan & Hartson LLP, and the panel will feature experts from the National Immigration Forum as well as Republican and Democratic staff from both Houses of Congress. They will discuss how the debate on immigration reform legislation is shaping up, the likely impact on immigrant and corporate clients, and the political and policy landscape.

“We are pleased to join the National Immigration Forum and Holland & Knight in presenting a thoughtful discussion of what may prove to be the most important legislation considered by Congress this year,” said Paul Virtue, partner with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, LLP.

Lawyers have the option of attending the event via videoconference or in person at Hogan & Hartson, Fulbright Center (13 West Reception), Columbia Square, 555 Thirteenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20004. The event is free of charge, after the cost of the call to connect to Hogan & Hartson’s videoconference technology.

“This panel is timely and highly relevant to employment law, business law, pro bono and lobbying departments at law firms as we anticipate the introduction of the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill in February 2007,” said Christopher Nugent, panelist and senior counsel in the Community Services Team at Holland & Knight.

Members of the panel include:

• Paul Virtue, Hogan & Hartson LLP
• Christopher Nugent, Holland & Knight LLP
• Frank Sharry, National Immigration Forum
• Esther Olavarria, Senator Edward Kennedy’s Office
• Rebecca Jensen, Senator John McCain’s Office
• Ur Jaddou, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s Office
• Margaret Klessig, Congressman Jeff Flake’s Office
• Susan Collins, Congressman Luis Guitierrez’s Office

To RSVP, contact Gina Gerson, National Immigration Forum, at [email protected] or 202-347-0040, ext. 5981.

About Holland & Knight’s Community Services Team: Holland & Knight’s Community Services Team was created in 1990 as a full-time pro bono practice group and works with hundreds of lawyers within the firm to promote Holland & Knight’s commitment and belief in serving its communities and providing justice for all people in need. Holland & Knight and the CST have earned a national reputation for a wide range of pro bono work.

About Holland & Knight LLP: Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,150 lawyers in 17 U.S. offices. Other offices around the world are located in Mexico City, Tokyo and Beijing, with representative offices in Caracas, Helsinki and Tel Aviv. Holland & Knight is among the world’s 15 largest firms, providing representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Our interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams ensure clients have access to attorneys with the best expertise, regardless of location. www.hklaw.com

About Hogan & Hartson LLP: Hogan & Hartson is an international law firm with over 1,000 attorneys practicing around the globe. The firm’s broad-based international practice cuts across virtually all legal disciplines and industries. www.hhlaw.com

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