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NJL People: Elizabeth A. Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson has been practicing immigration law for more than 35 years.  She is considered a leading practitioner in issues related to employment-based immigration with a focus on managing immigration for large multi-national corporate clients. She was the first Chairperson of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement Committee, where she drafted regulatory language to implement immigration-related provisions of the trade agreement, and remains a national expert in the area of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  She is a former member of the AILA’s Board of Governors and former Senior Editor of AILA’s Annual Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, an annual publication featuring the best writings in the field of immigration law. She is listed as a Minnesota Law & Politics Super Lawyers for corporate immigration, and recognized by Corporate Immigration Law Who’s Who, and Corporate International Magazine.

Key Industry Experience

  • Scientific research
  • Medical device manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Advertising
  • Construction management
  • Automotive component manufacturing
  • Fashion and textile design

Recognition and Honors

  • Listed in Minnesota Super Lawyers list for Corporate Immigration
  • Recognized by Corporate Immigration Law Who’s Who
  • Recognized by Corporate International magazine

Profesional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • First Chairperson of U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement Committee
    • Former member, Board of Governors
    • Former Senior Editor, Immigration & Nationality Handbook

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