Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that Mariette “Jet” J. Stigter has joined the firm’s Immigration Practice Group in its San Francisco office. Stigter adds to the firm’s global immigration capabilities. Both Chambers USA and U.S. News Best Lawyers have consistently awarded Duane Morris with top-tier national rankings in immigration law. Stigter joins Duane Morris from Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.

Stigter counsels employers, including multinational corporations, on all aspects of global immigration and develops complex immigration strategies. She has broad experience counseling clients on the immigration laws of countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. She provides an extensive range of services including visas and work permits to clients who relocate employees to work outside of the U.S. Stigter also advises clients on U.S. immigration matters, as well as the development of comprehensive global human resources strategies and project planning. She also conducts training sessions for supervisors and global mobility professionals, managers and employees recruiters regarding international transfers and hiring from abroad. Stigter has spoken at industry events on topics related to global immigration. She is a member of the New York State Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the International Bar Association and Union Internationale des Avocats, Stigter is also fluent in Dutch and German.

Stigter earned an LL.M. in 1999 from Emory University School of Law. She earned a Masters in Law and Economics degree (ELL.M.) in 1998 from Universität Hamburg Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft II in Hamburg, Germany. She earned her J.D. in 1998 from Rijksuniversiteit Leiden – Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Duane Morris’ Immigration Practice Group serves a diverse group of clients including multinational and Fortune 500 publicly-traded corporations, medium-sized privately-held companies, and smaller sized start-up ventures. Its attorneys have experience in a wide range of industries, including: information technology, biotechnology, security, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, market research, banking, shipping, healthcare, entertainment and food and beverage. In addition, Duane Morris attorneys represent numerous universities, embassies, religious organizations, and other non-profit entities, as well as individuals, with immigration needs. The firm also handles immigration-related litigation and government compliance matters.



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