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Elizabeth B. Baker

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+1.313.496.7523
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+1.313.496.7500
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Education

Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2013

University of San Diego, Paralegal Certificate, 2002

Indiana University-Bloomington, B.A., 1998

Bar Admissions

Beth Baker is an employment-based immigration attorney with hands-on experience managing the nonimmigrant, immigrant, PERM labor certification and permanent residence process for large, multinational clients.

Her experience includes advising and counseling Fortune 500 clients, start-ups, and small business owners in the banking, utilities, IT, automotive, manufacturing, engineering, construction, and architecture industries.

Representative engagements include the following:

  • Co-counsel client regarding Department of Justice investigation into possible claim of unfair documentary practices based on citizenship status or national origin in employment verification eligibility process and possible claim of citizenship discrimination during hiring process
  • Co-counsel in I-9 investigation regarding notice of intent to fine
  • H-1B and LCA employer compliance considerations
  • I-9 compliance considerations
  • Transfer of international executives and specialized knowledge personnel
  • Retention of key international personnel during corporate restructuring
  • Experienced with all non-immigrant and immigrant processes including L-1A, L-1B, O-1, TN, R-1, J-1, E-1/E-2, B-1/B-2, I-140, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, AOS, Consular Processing, and N-400.

She is also experienced with internal personnel management responsibilities, corporate client onboarding and fee negotiations, as well as family-based immigration services such as I-130 filings.

Honors

DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Immigration, 2021

State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020

Professional Activities

-American Immigration Lawyers Association, Michigan Chapter, Chair, New Members Division (2020-2021)

-American Immigration Lawyers Association, AILA Annual Conference Planning Committee (2020-2021)

-American Immigration Lawyers Association, Michigan Chapter, New Members Division Committee (2019-2020)

-Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers, Member

-State Bar of Michigan, Immigration Law Section, Member

-American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Friends of Foster Kids, Volunteer

Gleaners Community Food Bank, Volunteer

Speeches

"COVID-19 Town Hall: Immigration Planning For 2020 And Beyond With Miller Canfield," Detroit Regional Chamber webinar, Nov. 19, 2020

"Immigration Strategies and Updates," Michigan Chamber of Commerce webinar, Oct. 15, 2020

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