International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Robert (Bob) Webber has been appointed Vice President-Communications of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Minnesota.  

Bob is a successful and highly regarded immigration attorney, both in the Twin Cities market and nationwide. He is a partner and Co-Chair of Dorsey’s Immigration Practice Group.  Bob has more than 20 years of experience handling employment-based immigration matters, including H-1B, TN, L-1, O-1, and other non-immigrant visa categories, as well as PERM labor certification and PERM-exempt processing for both large and small employers, including high volume petitioners, in a wide variety of industries. Bob is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Minnesota and, because immigration law is federal law, he is permitted to represent clients throughout the United States and worldwide on U.S. immigration law matters. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and National Asian and Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).  He currently serves as a co-chair of NAPABA’s immigration committee. 

The Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association (MNAPABA) is a community of Minnesota Asian Pacific American and Asian lawyers that supports one another, celebrates each other’s accomplishments, creates opportunities for dialogue on issues of importance to APAs, and highlights APA issues to the legal community at large.  MNAPABA (formerly NAPABA-MN) is an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

“This is a well-deserved honor for Bob and for the Firm,” noted Bill Stoeri, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “Community and diversity are Dorsey core values, and service on the MNAPABA is an extremely effective way for Bob and the Firm to give back to the profession.”

“I look forward to my role on the MNAPABA board,” noted Webber. “I have always been inspired by the organization’s mission and impressed by its accomplishments. It is an honor to contribute to their work.”

Dorsey has received multiple recognitions for being an employer that is supportive of diversity and inclusion and has been named a Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother magazine, a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality, and has received Mansfield Rule Certification Plus and the Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum. In July 2019, Dorsey & Whitney announced a Diversity Hours Policy for attorneys that provides 50 hours each year for diversity activities such as holding a leadership role in a local or national affinity bar association or another diversity organization.