El Paso

Wells Fargo Bank Building
221 N. Kansas Street
Suite 2000
El Paso, Texas 79901
915-541-9300 tel
915-541-9399 fax

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Kim Squaglia
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2006

Client Alerts

12.08.14Client Alert: Gov. Perry Signs Executive Order Mandating the Use of E-Verify
09.22.14I-9 Blues: A Heads Up for Employers in I-9 Document Review
03.11.13New Form I-9 Effective March 8, 2013
01.02.13DHS Starts New Provisional Waiver Process for Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens March 4
10.08.12Military Physicians Granted Blanket Designation as Civil Surgeons
10.05.12Obama Extends Critical Immigration Programs
09.24.12The 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery Program Begins October 2
08.14.12No – The Current I-9 Form Does Not Expire on 8/31/12  
10.05.11NLRB Delays Implementation of Posting Requirement
09.27.11New IRS Amnesty Program For Misclassified Workers
08.25.11Health Reform: Summary of Benefits/Preventive Care
08.16.11Now Texans Can Self-Check Via E-Verify – Do We Care?
08.10.11New Options for Foreign Investors / Foreign Physicians face New Challenges
07.06.11The Legislative Rewrite of the Assignment of Rents that is Sitting in Your Filing Cabinet
06.29.11Indemnity Legislation - HB 2093
06.07.11Harassment and Retaliation Workshop 06.23.11
05.26.11Green Light For State Copycat Laws? - Arizona E-Verify Mandate Upheld By Supreme Court
05.18.11Recent Report Reveals "Significant Concerns" About Data Security Gaps
05.17.11Troubled Debt Restructurings – New Accounting Guidance
05.13.11I-9 Central Resource for Employers Now Live; OPT STEM Fields Expanded; 2012 DV Lottery Results Voided
04.27.11DHS Deletes All Countries Listed on the Country-Based Profiling Registration Program
04.12.11Be Prepared - SSA No Match Letters to Employers On the Way
04.01.11Health Reform: W-2 Reporting on Cost of Coverage
03.01.11HIPAA: Million Dollar Penalties Imposed
02.15.11I-9 Alert: New Employment Authorization Document
01.12.11USCIS Releases Revised M-274, Employer Handbook
11.17.10Health Reform: Changing Insurance Carriers
10.27.10Health Reform: Are Your Plans Ready?
09.24.10New Puerto Rican Birth Certificate Law Effective Date Extended Until October 31
09.15.10Puerto Rico Birth Certificates and E-Verify Update
08.18.10Expense of Border Security Placed on Employers
08.10.10Electronic I-9s Final Rule
07.28.10"Derailment of a State Immigration Reform Train?: Limited Provisions of Arizona S.B. 1070 Enjoined," by Kathleen Campbell Walker
07.21.10Walking the Worksite Compliance Line: Employers and I-9s
07.14.10Banks as Federal Government Contractors – New Notice Requirement
07.07.10Health Reform: Patient Protection Regulations

News/Publications

09.22.14Deborah Williamson: Leading Ladies: More Women are Running Large Law, Texas Lawyer
06.10.14“Immigration Surge puts Strain on Legal System.” Kathleen Campbell Walker interviewed by KTSM Channel 9 News
05.29.14“7 Common I-9 Errors and How to Avoid Them,” by Kathleen Campbell Walker, National Restaurant Association
05.28.14“Leading Law Firm into the Future,” Deborah Williamson interviewed by San Antonio Express News
05.05.14“National Visa Center: Best Practices and Tips in IV Cases,” speaker Susan Waller Ramos, American Immigration Lawyers Association Podcast
03.25.14Cox Smith Selected as “2014 Plan Sponsor of the Year” Finalist, PLANSPONSOR Magazine
10.07.13Kathleen Walker on How The Shutdown Shuts Out Foreign Employees
09.17.13Kathleen Walker Provides Testimony for Hearing on Immigration Reform
11.07.12"The Permanent Resident Timeline Tightrope," by Kathleen Campbell Walker, for the 36th Annual Immigration and National Conference, November 7-9, 2012
11.01.11Empresario
10.06.11"Immigration policy overhaul likely would spur US growth," by Vic Kolenc, El Paso Times
10.02.11"Recall case likely to extend beyond El Paso," by Marty Schladen, El Paso Times
09.15.11"Judge OKs recall process; clerk to get petitions today," by Marty Schladen, El Paso Times
07.29.11Preguntale a los Profesionales - ¿Puedo utilizar el mismo plan de negocio que les presenté a mis inversionistas para una Visa del Tratado de Inversiones "E-2"? – Article by Lisa E. Rios, posted in La Red, Inc. blog
07.29.11"Mover of the Week:  ABI Honors Former President, Prolific Columnist with Awards," by Rachel Feintzeig, Dow Jones DBR Small Cap
07.17.11"How does a person born outside the U.S. obtain U.S. citizenship through parents?" answer by Lisa Rios, Ask the Legal Professional Q&A, US Immigration Nationality Law, El Paso, Inc.
06.19.11"Does my foreign passport have to be valid for 6 months longer than the amount of time I am seeking to be admitted to the U.S.?" answer by Lisa Rios, Ask the Legal Professional Q&A, US Immigration Nationality Law, El Paso, Inc.
06.07.11El Paso City Council race gets dirty: Candidates challenge claims made in campaign literature, by Cindy Ramirez, El Paso Times
05.26.11"Minimizing Conflicts of Interest in Commercial Bankruptcy Cases to Get Retained by the Debtor in Possession, Trustee And Liquidating Trustee," by M. Jermaine Watson, State Bar of Texas Bench Bar Conference 2011
05.15.11"What immigration-related provisions should I include in my employment contracts?" answer by Lisa Rios, Ask the Legal Professional Q&A, US Immigration Nationality Law, El Paso, Inc.
04.17.11"I heard that SSA No Match Letters to employers are on the way.  Why is that relevant to me?" answer by Susan Waller Ramos, Ask the Legal Professional Q&A, US Immigration Nationality Law, El Paso, Inc.
02.25.11"The Pirate's Code: The Neufeld Memo and the Employer/Employee Relationship," by Kathleen Walker, TexasBar CLE 2011 Advanced Immigration Law Course, Houston
02.15.11"How to Walk the Ethical Line --- Being Less Stressed Out," by Cyrus D. Mehta, H. Sam Myers, and Kathleen Campbell Walker
02.13.11"Can I use the same business plan for my E-2 visa application that I presented to my investors?" answer by Lisa Rios, Ask the Legal Professional Q&A, US Immigration Nationality Law, El Paso, Inc.
01.16.11"Can I live and work outside the U.S. for a temporary period of time and maintain my LPR status?," answer by Lisa Rios, Ask the Legal Professional Q&A, US Immigration Nationality Law, El Paso, Inc.
01.12.11Privacy and Data Security: Outlook 2011
01.01.11Proposed "Charges" for Bench Trials, by Ellen Mitchell, San Antonio Lawyer
12.19.10"How do changes to Form I-129 affect U.S. petitioning employers?" answer by Lisa Rios, Ask the Legal Professional Q&A, US Immigration Nationality Law, El Paso, Inc.
12.01.10"Federally Qualified Health Centers: A Healthcare Delivery Model for a Newly Reformed Health System," co-author Kathy Poppitt, ABA Health Law Section, The Health Lawyer
11.14.10"What immigration-related issues should be addressed while conducting due diligence related to the acquisition of another company?" answer by Lisa Rios, Ask the Legal Professional Q&A, US Immigration Nationality Law, El Paso, Inc.
11.14.10"ICE Cracks Down on Employers; Huge Jump in Audits of El Paso Businesses," El Paso Inc.
10.29.10"Pro bono work with vets sets nationwide example," San Antonio Express News
10.27.10"New Puerto Rican Birth Certificate Law Collides with I-9 Employment Verification Process," by Kathleen Campbell Walker and Lisa Rios, US Law Network, Inc. National Counsel Right Next Door
10.22.10"Options for Foreign Entrepreneurs and Investors," by Kathleen Campbell Walker, UTCLE 34th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law, Austin
10.17.10"How are Removal Cases chosen to be recommended for dismissal?" answer by Lisa Rios, Ask the Legal Professional Q&A, US Immigration Nationality Law, El Paso, Inc.
09.24.10"Five Minutes with Kathleen Campbell Walker - 'Immigration Law,'" San Antonio Business Journal
09.19.10"What changes were made to the H-1B and L-1 program?" answer by Lisa Rios, Ask the Legal Professional Q&A, US Immigration Nationality Law, El Paso, Inc.
08.15.10"What recent changes have affected how I should sign and store I-9s at my company?" answer by Lisa Rios, Ask the Legal Professional Q&A, US Immigration Nationality Law, El Paso, Inc.
08.01.10"Ring announcer wins El Paso 'rumble' Radio station on the ropes for $175,000," El Paso, Inc.
08.01.10"I-9 Employment Verification," by Kathleen Campbell Walker, The Bottomline
07.29.10"Wage and Hour Audits Increase - I-9 Compliance Challenges," author Kathleen Campbell Walker, JD Supra
07.28.10"Arizona SB 1070 Partial Injunction," author Kathleen Campbell Walker, JD Supra
07.11.10"I plan to visit Arizona for business, and I am concerned about the new 'anti-immigrant' law because I am not a U.S. citizen.  What do I need to know?" answer by Lisa Rios, Ask the Legal Professional Q&A, US Immigration Nationality Law, El Paso, Inc.
07.01.10"San Antonio firm opens El Paso office," El Paso, Inc.
06.24.10"ICE Unveils Online System to Locate Detainees," by Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News
06.08.10"Business Visas Now Harder to Get, Keep," by David Hendricks, San Antonio Express-News
05.27.10"Court Backlog Swells Immigrant Detention Centers," by Julian Aguilar, The Texas Tribune
05.24.10"Struggling for a Stable Life, by Juan Castillo, American-Statesman
05.15.10"Passport Please — But License Will Do," by Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News
05.13.10"Perspectives from El Paso," interview with Kathleen Campbell Walker, Our Border
05.12.10"Locked Out," by Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer
03.17.10"Arizona Activists Cited for Leaving Water for Illegals," by Monica Martinez, The Washington Times
10.14.09"Defensive Lawyering in a Potential Era of Constructive Knowledge," author Kathleen Campbell Walker, JD Supra
07.01.09"NAFTA and Healthcare Professionals," contributing authors Kathleen Campbell Walker, L. Edward Rios and Lisa Rios, Immigration Options for Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals
05.25.09"U.S. Policy Squeezes Immigrants, Not Immigration," by Kathleen Campbell Walker, National Law Journal

Press Releases

09.24.1442 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2015 Best Lawyers in America
09.19.1421 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2014 Texas Super Lawyers
06.11.14Cox Smith Matthews Shareholder Kathleen Campbell Walker Receives Prestigious Founders Award from AILA
04.08.14Chrome River Selected by Cox Smith to Automate Expense Reporting and Invoice Processing
04.02.14Ten Cox Smith Attorneys and Five Practice Areas Earn Prestigious Chambers USA Ranking; Immigration Practice Earns Global Recognition
12.10.13Cox Smith Earns 29 Tier 1 2014 “Best Law Firm” Rankings from U.S. News - Best Lawyers
08.22.1353 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America
09.27.1228 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2012 Texas Super Lawyers
09.06.1253 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2013 Best Lawyers in America
09.13.1127 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2011 Texas Super Lawyers
09.09.11EL PASO::Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2012 Best Lawyers in America; Firm is Top Ranked in El Paso in Immigration Law and International Trade & Finance Law
06.28.11Cox Smith Co-Founder Burley Smith Receives Distinguished Counselor Award
06.15.11Cox Smith's Deborah Williamson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
05.24.11Twelve Cox Smith Attorneys and Four Practice Areas Earn Prestigious Chambers USA Ranking
05.03.11Cox Smith Adds Corporate Attorney Pat Ryan and Litigators Jane Bockus and Sandra Zamora
03.03.11Cox Smith Expands El Paso Office
10.28.10Cox Smith Receives 2010 CJP Outstanding Firm/Organization Pro Bono Award
10.27.10El Paso Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2011 Best Lawyers in America; Firm is Top Ranked in El Paso in Immigration Law and International Trade & Finance Law
09.24.1028 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2010 Texas Super Lawyers
09.24.10Kathleen Campbell Walker & Mark Walker Named 2010 Texas Super Lawyers
09.24.10Cox Smith Earns Top Tier "Best Law Firms" Rankings from U.S. News-Best Lawyers
07.14.10Cox Smith Adds Immigration and Litigation Capabilities with Five Attorneys in El Paso
06.29.10AILA Presents Past President Kathleen Campbell Walker with the 2010 AILA Service Excellence Award
12.03.09Texas Border Coalition Endorses Reyes Ports Bill to Strengthen Ports of Entry, US Fed News

Past Seminars/Events

11.18.14“Navigating the Texas Anti-SLAPP LAW: How to Pursue Meritorious Claims and Dismiss Frivolous Lawsuits,” speaker Mark C. Walker, Texas Bar CLE Webcast
10.30.14“Anti-SLAPP Statute,” speaker Mark C. Walker, SBOT – Advanced Civil Trial Course, Houston
10.24.14“Update of Texas Anti-SLAPP Law,” speaker Mark C. Walker, UT Law School – 38th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, Austin
10.23.14"Basic Intellectual Property Strategy," Speaker Derrick A. Pizarro, El Paso Business Conference & Expo, El Paso
10.23.14"Intellectual Property Law for Startups," Speaker Derrick A. Pizarro, The Hub of Human Innovation, El Paso
09.11.14“The U.S. Constitution & Corporations: Limits and Expansion of Corporate Constitutional Rights,” speaker Mark C. Walker, SBOT – Business Disputes Course, Houston
08.21.14“Anti-SLAPP Statute,” speaker Mark C. Walker, SBOT – Advanced Civil Trial Course, Dallas
07.17.14“Anti-SLAPP Statute,” speaker Mark C. Walker, SBOT – Advanced Civil Trial Course, San Antonio
03.28.13El Paso: Upcoming Employment Workshops
01.22.13"The Texas AntiSLAPP Statute: Issues for Business Tort Litigation," Texas Paralegal Journal, Winter 2013 Vol. 18 No. 3
09.20.12El Paso Employee Benefits Seminar: "Healthcare Reform: Where Do Employers Go From Here?"
08.11.12"The Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute:  Issues for Business Tort Litigation," presented to The Texas Association of Defense Counsel's 2012 West Texas Seminar
03.13.09"Immigration Workshop for the Bench and Bar," speaker Susan Waller Ramos, Mecklenburg County Bar
10.01.08"Exposing the Dilemma, An Educational Forum on the Moral and Legal Complexities of Immigration," speaker Susan Waller Ramos, St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church
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Mark C. Walker
mwalker@coxsmith.com
915-541-9322 tel
915-541-9399 fax