Buy American, Hire American: Accessing Foreign Talent in a Restrictive Environment

Tuesday 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Session Description

Three years after the Buy American, Hire American executive order was signed, the U.S. labor market is at its tightest in decades and the global competition for top talent is at its fiercest. While other nations are looking at ways to grow their talent pool through immigration, U.S. employers are facing ever greater hurdles to hire the foreign workers they need. This session will focus on strategies for success and risk management in the current environment of tougher restrictions and government enforcement with respect to employment-based immigration.


Martine Cuomo

Martine focuses on corporate immigration law and is experienced in representing a variety of entities including top global financial services organizations, technology, consumer goods, manufacturing, professional services, global apparel companies and start-up health care entities.

She has significant experience assisting businesses manage international assignments and the employment of professionals on a temporary and permanent basis in the United States. Martine works with companies to decrease the burden on human resources personnel while implementing cost-effective strategies for management of large-scale foreign national employee populations while ensuring compliance with immigration laws, Department of Labor regulations and Citizenship and Immigration Services programs.

Martine’s extensive immigration experience also includes family-based immigration matters, defending deportation cases, and responding to government investigations.

Martine speaks English, Chinese, French and Italian.