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Access to the right connections, markets, influence and intelligence is key to business success. High-quality access, on both sides of the Atlantic, is at the heart of the business advantage we offer.

We offer our members in Northern California practical business expansion opportunities by delivering high-caliber networking and marketing opportunities, top-quality business intelligence, regulatory advice, and the opportunity to achieve real business from the personal relationships they develop through their membership.

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H1-B Visas - The Window for Filing is Closing

The H-1B is a temporary United States work status, valid for an initial period of up to three-years, and may be extended to a maximum of six, with limited exceptions. To qualify, a foreign national must be coming temporarily to the United States to perform services in a specialty occupation for a U.S. employer. A specialty occupation is generally defined as one that requires the attainment of at least a bachelor’s degree in a specific field (or its equivalent, possibly based on education and/or experience) as a minimum requirement for entry into the occupation. Read more

Penningtons Manches Named in Rocketspace List of Top Law Firms for Tech Startups in London

RocketSpace Recommends: 11 Best Law Firms for Tech Startups in London: Technology startups are disruptive by nature; Unfortunately, the same evolutionary idea that could potentially land you millions could also be the source of your demise — without proper legal planning, that is. Put simply, every startup that has reached the fundraising stage can benefit from having legal counsel on retainer. With that said, identifying which law firms have a solid understanding of the technology industry can be challenging. Coming in at second in Rocketspace's list is Penningtons Manches:
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Member Testimonials

iPresent is a UK based software company, that opened offices in the Bay Area almost 18 months ago. The company just became a new member with the BABC in San Francisco and is very pleased with the results. In the past 3 months…

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Ian Dunnington
VP, Enterprise Sales iPresent

“The BABC has produced tangible benefits for us, including significant customer generation, highly successful client entertainment and increased name visibility -- plus the membership knows how to have a great time!”

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Nicholas Unkovic, Esq.
Managing Partner Northern California - Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

BABC has done a great job in helping us promote ourselves to the British American community, and we're happy to say now that this month we've signed our first 3 contracts as a direct result of what we've gotten out of the BABC.

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Doug Graybeal
Regional Sales Director at Truphone

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