Eileen Seeger has over sixteen years of experience working on immigration matters for corporate, health care and individual clients. She also works with The Milwaukee Ballet to secure status for its foreign dancers and choreographers. Eileen works with our clients in a collaborative manner to produce successful outcomes with Federal agencies including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, The National Visa Center and U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world. She lived as an expatriate in the United Arab Emirates where she was dependent on permission from the immigration authorities to work and live. As such, Eileen takes exceptional care to ensure the sometimes frustrating immigration processes are easily defined and sets realistic expectations so that our clients are well aware of the journey ahead of them.
Before joining the firm, Eileen worked as an Immigration Paralegal at a boutique immigration law firm with large international corporate clients in the transportation, plastics, cookware and writing industries. She worked for Lucent Technologies International Inc., serving in their Middle East and African regional headquarters as a Visa Coordinator. In this role, Eileen wrote and facilitated the UAE Residence Permit Program, formally outlining the process and procedures associated with obtaining the necessary visas and required residency permit for its 100% expatriate workforce. She also coordinated work necessary to obtain business visas required for travel at a moment’s notice with Lucent’s key executives, sales and project teams. Eileen wrote various informational visa pieces for placement in orientation manuals used by the company for global distribution. She began her career and passion for immigration issues working as a Staff Assistant to U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, where she specialized in U.S. Immigration and Department of State casework. She served on behalf of Senator Kohl as an advocate for his constituency (including the legal community) with the challenges they faced with the federal bureaucracy.