Media Mentions

Partner DeAnne Hilgers Featured in Law360 Q&A


DeAnne Hilgers was interviewed for Law360’s Q&A series, sharing insights on her successful career as an employment litigator focusing on business immigration-related matters.
When asked what aspects of her practice area are in need of reform and why, she responded, “Form I-9 inspections of companies are in need of reform. Every employee and employer must complete Form I-9 at the beginning of employment to confirm the employee’s identification and work authorization. ICE enforces Form I-9 violations. The first time ICE inspects a company’s Form I-9s, the visit should be a compliance check and learning opportunity for the company to come into compliance if no serious crimes are involved. I have defended companies where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issues a notice of intent to fine into the hundreds of thousands of dollars—sometimes into the millions—for paperwork errors.”
“...The current system permits fines that are predatory, disproportionate to the offense and threaten a company’s ability to keep contributing to their community. That system needs reform.”
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