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Eric Ledbetter specializes in complex business immigration matters for prominent individuals and the employees of corporate clients. He represents investors, doctors, scientists, researchers, engineers, business executives, entertainers, and high-tech workers. He has broad experience with H, L, O, TN, B, E and other types of non-immigrant visa status, as well as Conrad 30, No Objection, and Interested Government Agency J-1 waivers, and permanent residency based on PERM labor certification, EB-1 Outstanding Research, Extraordinary Ability, and Multinational Management. Mr. Ledbetter advises companies on a range of workplace issues, including immigration and I-9 compliance, E-Verify best practices, and avoidance of discrimination claims based on alienage and citizenship status.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%

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Quarles & Brady LLP

300 N. LaSalle St.
Suit 4000
Chicago, IL, 60654


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200905/11/2016
WIGood Standing200703/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2012Illinois Super Lawyers2012
40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 To WatchChicago Lawyer magazine2010
2010 Distinguished Service AwardChicago Volunteer Lawyers Service Foundation2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, Diversity Counsel ProgramChairN/A
American Bar Association, International Law and Practice SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Immigration CommissionMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Workforce ManagementShould Your Company Use E-Verify?2010
Chicago LawyerAround the Water Cooler2010
Human Resources MemoNew Illinois E-Verify law effective January 1, 2010: special Illinois procedures required2010
BizTimes MilwaukeeAvoid E-Verify Pitfalls2010
Corporate ReportDue diligence needed to avoid penalties associated with I-9 and E-Verify non-compliance2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Indiana UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Q&B SeminarEmployer Compliance: Immigration, the Form I-9, and E-Verify2012
30th Annual Non-Profit ConferenceHot Topics: Immigration Compliance Issues for Employers2011
ExecSense SeminarThe Impact of E-Verify on Labor & Employment Lawyers and Their Clients in 20112010
Wisconsin State Bar ConventionOverview of the Greencard Process2009
Milwaukee Barrister's ClubThe ABC's and H-1B's of U.S. Immigration2007