It is not illegal to attend the interview
You can change to company B without leaving the country.
You are welcome to contact me via link provided if you would like legal presentation.
Congratulations upon having two employers wishing to employ you. In general, a person who enters the U.S. an an intracompany transferee visa (L-1) with the intention of working for that company, and who later explores other employment opportunities, may indeed become hired by another company. While remaining in valid L-1 status, the employee may become the subject of a new H-1B visa, and may complete this "change of status" within the U.S.
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David N. Soloway
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