As the nation struggles with economic uncertainty and unemployment, the IT industry faces unique challenges in the global marketplace. As some sectors face layoffs and reductions in force, other sectors struggle to find skilled workers and manage global talent. In this panel, we explore solutions for recruiting, retaining and managing an international workforce. We look at obstacles to hiring foreign nationals in the United States, discuss international assignment and travel policies, and compare various models and solutions for global mobility executives. In addition, we explore how companies are addressing the challenges of opening overseas offices and working with various immigration and regulatory schemes in emerging markets. Our panel includes experts in human resources and global mobility as well as corporate legal counsel.