I am here on H-1 but was working for the parent company for 10 months. Employer wants to change my status to L-1A to reflect the senior managerial role I would be playing in near future. Company sees me as a very important and key resource with senior employees reporting to me from parent and current office.
There is a clause here (http://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/AFM/HTML/AFM/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-15111/0-0-0-15152.html) "Even so, when the adjudicating officer is convinced that the evidence substantiates the work experience for an L-1 nonimmigrant, the petition may be approved".
My Question is should I apply for L-1A with strong documentation from the company and take a chance ?. I did MS in computer science here in USA and have around 14 years of experience