J1 2 year waiver already approved.
L2 is to be used as a backup unless timely employment cannot be obtained within the next 8 weeks, J1 expires in 12 weeks.
O1 - Ideal route assuming job offer and the applicant qualifies. COS from J1 to O1.
I would be grateful if the community can provide an insight if to whether the individual would run into any issues with having an L2 visa pending then being offered a roll where the company sort an O1 visa. It is fine to no longer pursue the L2 and EAD in favor of the O1?