As long as it is pending, you are in a period of stay authorized by the attorney general which means you are safe. However, if denied then it goes back to the time of the expiration of the previous H1B I will recommend talking to your company lawyer on the matter or a good lawyer familiar with H1B.
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As long as your case is pending, you can continue to stay in the U.S. If your case is ultimately denied after your status expires, you will accrue unlawful presence beyond the date of denial. You need to work with your company's attorney to prepare the RFE response.
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