MARKETA LINDT

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MARKETA LINDT

PARTNER

SIDLEY

Marketa Lindt works with U.S. and multinational corporations to implement efficient business immigration visa programs to best attract and retain foreign national talent. Marketa also leads Sidley’s I-9 compliance practice, where she counsels and defends companies regarding their hiring practices of foreign national employees and compliance with the government’s I-9 verification requirements. Her I-9 compliance practice includes providing proactive counseling on I-9 hiring practices and the E-Verify process, defending employers in civil and criminal workplace enforcement actions, conducting immigration-related internal investigations, and conducting due diligence and analysis of I-9 issues in mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

In addition to representing U.S. companies with their business immigration and I-9 compliance needs, Marketa is actively engaged in national and regional advocacy efforts to change our laws and regulations so that they better serve U.S. employers, foster economic growth and promote fairness and justice in the immigration system. She currently serves as elected National Second Vice President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce immigration policy committee.Marketa is recognized in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Who’s Who Legal: Illinois, a directory of leading Illinois lawyers, has listed Marketa as one of the foremost corporate immigration attorneys in Illinois and nationally in every edition since its inaugural 2006 edition. Marketa is also named as a leading corporate immigration attorney worldwide in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

Marketa regularly speaks at national and regional conferences regarding immigration law and I-9 compliance. She is a primary author of the immigration law and practice treatise Business Immigration Law (for both the Strategies for Employing Foreign Nationals and Forms and Filings volumes). Marketa has also authored articles for a number of leading immigration texts, including AILA’s Guide to Worksite Enforcement and Compliance, the Guide to PERM Labor Certification, and numerous annual editions of the Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook.  She serves as an editor of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook. She has appeared a number of times on television, radio and print regarding developments in immigration law.

Marketa is committed to providing access to counsel for underserved immigrants. She serves in an advisory capacity to several Chicago-area cultural institutions and organizations that provide assistance to underserved immigrant communities. For a number of years, Marketa has served as a member of the Leadership Board of the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago. At Sidley, she provides pro bono representation to refugees and asylees.