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Lieselot K. Whitbeck

Senior Attorney


Lieselot is a global immigration and labor and employment lawyer advising companies on immigration processes around the world.

With experience guiding companies and individuals through immigration processes in the US and overseas, Lieselot is a multi-faceted practitioner able to meet the diverse needs of global clients.

Working from a practical perspective that takes into account the unique needs of every client, she provides immigration support for corporate assignments and relocations to Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. 

Given her broad knowledge of immigration law, she also advises on complex naturalization, employment-based, family-based, and humanitarian immigration matters.

Lieselot’s previous experience includes working on behalf of universities, individual families, small companies, and large multinational corporations. 

Lieselot is a contributing author to Business Immigration Insights, the Hunton immigration law blog.


  • Manages and coordinates the preparation and processing of applications for work authorization in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
  • Oversees employment-based immigration processes to facilitate non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications, with a particular focus on intracompany transfer (L-1), multi-national manager (EB-1), extraordinary ability (O-1), and treaty USMCA (TN) visas for employees and their dependents.
  • Counsels business travelers on visa requirements and processes.
  • Conducts due diligence on immigration compliance elements of mergers and acquisitions and assists with post-acquisition immigration processes, including time-sensitive work permit sponsorship transfers and updates.
  • Formulates immigration strategies that take into account business needs, including relocation and long-term employee development.
  • Addresses urgent immigration issues, including denial of entry, loss of status, emergency travel, international evacuations, and expedited passport issuance.


Honors & Recognitions

  • Recommended for Immigration, Legal 500 United States, 2021-2024
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Immigration Law, 2022-2024



  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Global Migration Section
  • Co-chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Distance Learning Committee, Business Immigration Subcommittee


Events & Speaking Engagements

  • February 15, 2024
    Advanced Blanket L Strategies: Knitting Together the Strands, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • June 24, 2023
    More Alphabet Soup: Other Nonimmigrant Visas, AILA Annual Conference and Webcast
  • July 2022
    Discussion Leader
    Webinar — Making a Good Impression on the Reviewing Officers: Practical Tips from Former USCIS and DOS Officials, American Immigration Lawyers Association Web Seminar
  • May 2021
    Webinar — Avoiding Future Travel Issues for Clients with COVID-19 Travel Complications, American Immigration Lawyers Association Web Seminar


Blog Posts



JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2014

BA, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008


District of Columbia


Government Service

Immigration Service Officer, USCIS Boston Field Office

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