DeAnne M. Hilgers

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DeAnne M. Hilgers
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Media & Presentations
  • Professional & Community
4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3211
F 612.371.3207
Michelle L. Streich
T 612.371.3948
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota

DeAnne Hilgers represents employers of all sizes on business immigration and employment compliance. She has helped companies improve Form I-9 verification compliance through internal audits and training. She has defended numerous companies subject to inspections and raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and has negotiated several successful settlements for clients who are subjected to ICE actions. 

DeAnne also assists employers with corporate compliance through employee handbooks, employment agreements and severance agreements, including non-compete and confidentiality provisions. DeAnne helps companies with immigration compliance by securing employment-based permanent residency (“green cards”) and temporary employment authorization for executives and managers, H-1B candidates, individuals of outstanding achievement, trainees and entrepreneurs. She also assists with related family-based immigration matters.  

Awards & Recognition
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association (2013-2015)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2002, 2004, 2006, 2009)
Experience
  • Represented and counseled numerous companies in the manufacturing, food processing, construction, temporary employment, printing and agriculture industries who were subject to enforcement actions by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.
  • Represented numerous companies in appeals from a Notice of Intent to Fine in amounts ranging from $20,000 to nearly $6 million.
  • Conducted Form I-9 audits and advised on immigration compliance for private equity groups with respect to mergers and acquisitions of their holdings.  
  • Designed and developed immigration policies and best practices related to Form I-9, E-Verify and SSA "no-match" letters for numerous companies. 
  • Represented international manufacturing companies in obtaining and retaining highly skilled workers and transferring key international personnel to the United States.
  • Represented 9 individuals seeking political asylum in the United States.
Media & Presentations
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Events
01.01.13
Panelist, Workplace Enforcement and Immigration Annual Conference, Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter (Also 2011 and 2012)
01.01.13
Panelist and Discussion Leader, Upper Midwest Conference for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Also 2011 and 2012)
Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota
Professional & Community

Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement

  • Second District Ethics Committee, Member
  • AILA National Verification Committee, Past Member
  • William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law), Past Adjunct Professor, Immigration Law
  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, Board Member
  • MSBA Immigration Council, Past Member
  • MSBA Immigration Section Pro Bono Committee, Past Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter, Past Chair
4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3211
F 612.371.3207
Michelle L. Streich
T 612.371.3948
  • William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law)

    (J.D., magna cum laude, 2000)

  • University of Minnesota

    (B.A., Journalism)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota

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