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Eileen joined Laner Muchin in 2005 as an associate and has been a partner at the Firm since 2009.  Eileen has devoted her career to the practice of immigration law; she has focused her practice on employment-based immigration law and has represented many large, multinational companies located throughout the U.S.

Eileen is currently on the Board of Directors for the Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter, and is the Chair of the Immigration Section of the Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter. She also currently serves on the National Verification & Worksite Enforcement Liaison Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  Eileen has spoken on several panels covering various immigration-related topics such as I-9 Compliance, Worksite Enforcement and Nonimmigrant Visas for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

HONORS, MEMBERSHIPS AND PUBLICATION

  • Selected, Leading Lawyer in Illinois, 2017, 2016, 2015, Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, the Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, the Federal Bar Association

Experience

Experience

Below are representative samples of the types of matters Eileen handles on behalf of Laner Muchin clients:

Representing multinational corporations, medium-sized and emerging companies with respect to a wide range of business immigration issues: H-1B specialty occupation matters; treaty investor visas; intra-company transferees; as well as other nonimmigrant and permanent residence matters.

Conducting thorough business immigration case review, developing case strategy, preparing and submitting applications to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Submitting Applications for Permanent Employment Certification (ETA Form 9089) to the U.S. Department of Labor as part of the multi-stage application process for U.S. permanent residency.

Drafting responses to complex requests for evidence, ensuring minimal disruption to corporate client business and personnel demands.

Managing U.S. Department of Labor audits related to Applications for Permanent Employment Certification.

Advising human resources teams on immigration regulation compliance matters.

Providing advice to clients involved in acquiring other entities, including ensuring that due diligence on immigration-related employment issues is sufficiently thorough.

Representing clients with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations.

Assisting clients with Form I-9 self-audits and advising regarding Form I-9 processes, best practices and training.

Advising clients regarding E-Verify and Social Security Number mismatch notices from federal and state agencies.

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Education

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1998

University of Michigan, B.A., Persuasive Communications, 1991

Admissions

  • Illinois
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