Manuela M. Morais to Moderate 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit Panel

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD, June 26-29Manuela M. Morais, Co-Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Immigration and Naturalization Practice Group, will moderate the panel “Navigating the U.S. Visa Landscape” on June 26, 2022, during the SelectUSA Investment Summit at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Directly impacting nearly $60 billion in new U.S. investment projects, the SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event in the United States dedicated to exploring opportunities around foreign direct investment. In moderating “Navigating the U.S. Visa Landscape,” Ms. Morais will lead the discussion that explores various visa programs for entering, investing and working in the United States. Panelists will breakdown complexities in the visa application process, including key details of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, and explain visa types, regulations and procedures. Attendees will gain insights that will help them to plan their visa strategies for themselves and their essential employees, as well as take the first steps in establishing business operations in the United States.

Co-Chair of the Immigration and Naturalization Practice, Ms. Morais serves corporate clients of all sizes and stages of growth as a highly skilled legal practitioner, business strategist and thought leader in her field. Across more than 20 years of experience at large national firms and her own boutique office, she has guided startup companies, Fortune 500 corporations and industry leaders through the gamut of nuanced immigration issues that arise across the company lifecycle of formation, expansion and industry prominence. Ms. Morais also has acted as de facto in-house immigration counsel and represented individuals and self-petitioners in unique and complex cases before the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.