Ieva Aubin

Ieva Aubin




As an employment and business immigration attorney, Ieva represents management with respect to the full spectrum of workplace policies and practices, including drafting and negotiating employment, separation and non-competition agreements, handling workplace harassment and discrimination claims, and providing legal and practical advice on employee hiring, discipline and termination.

In addition, Ieva advises corporate and individual clients on all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, including non-immigrant visas, permanent residence petitions, citizenship and naturalization, expatriate assignments, and the immigration-related aspects of corporate restructurings.

Education & Admissions

University of Washington School of Law (J.D., 2008), Aphrodite Garrison Fellow, CALI Award for Highest Grade in Evidence

University of Washington, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (M.A., International Studies, 2005), Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship

Vilnius University (B.A., Political Science, 2003), National Winner, Open Society Institute’s Undergraduate Exchange Program Scholarship for Studies in the U.S.


  • Washington
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington


Representative Experience

  • Assisted a tech company headquartered in Korea with the intracompany transfer of key employees. 
  • Assisted a large accounting firm with non-immigrant and immigrant petitions. 
  • Counseled a Silicon Valley tech company regarding the immigration implications of a complex corporate restructuring transaction. 
  • Assisted a foreign-born start-up founder of a software development company in obtaining an “extraordinary ability” work visa. 
  • Represented a Canadian manufacturer doing business in the United States in a non-compete dispute with a former employee. 
  • Drafted and negotiated executive employment agreements on behalf of a Canadian pharmaceutical company doing business in the United States. 
  • Represented a Canadian citizen in determining whether she, due to a complex application of various nationality laws dating back to the early 1930s, is also a U.S. citizen, potentially subjecting her estate to the U.S. tax law.

News & Resources


Alternative Options for Foreign National Employees Not Selected in USCIS’ FY 2025 H-1B Registration Lottery
Help! I have foreign national employees who were not selected in the H-1B registration lottery, what are their options?
U.S. Department of State Announces Launch of Pilot Program for Stateside Visa Stamp Renewal
Back to the Past: In-Person Document Inspection for I-9 Forms Resumes
FY 2024 Cap H-1B Registration Period Is Fast Approaching
White House Announces New Immigration Restrictions for H, J, and L Visas
USCIS Clarifies that in the Event of a Merger, Multinational Executives or Managers Seeking Permanent Residence under the EB-1 Category May Establish the Qualifying Foreign Employer Relationship Through a Successor Entity
UPDATE: Compliance in the Time of COVID-19: Government Defers I-9 Physical Inspection Requirements
DHS Announces New COVID Flexibility for H-2B Nonagricultural Worker Program
New Opportunities for Hiring Foreign Physicians in Shortage Areas
Immigration Moratorium? Presidential Proclamation On Immigration Not As Sweeping As Earlier Tweet Suggests
COVID-19 Business Immigration Digest
E-Verify Extends Timeframe for Resolving Social Security Administration TNCs due to COVID-19
Compliance in the Time of COVID-19: Government Defers I-9 Physical Inspection Requirements
What Employers Need to Know About the New H-1B Cap Lottery Process
STEM OPT Site Visits
Which Provisions of California’s So-Called ‘Sanctuary State’ Legislation Affecting Employers are Currently in Effect?
Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Petitions to be filed on April 2, 2018
Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Petitions to be filed on April 2, 2018
Travel Alert
New Form I-9 for all U.S. Employers
Seattle to Impose Work Scheduling Restrictions on Large Retail and Food Services Employers
New Immigration Rule to Welcome Start-Up Foreign Entrepreneurs
Employer Is Liable under the WLAD for Refusing to Hire a Truck Driver for Taking a Prescribed Narcotic
Certain Dependent Spouses of H-1B Workers Will Become Eligible for Employment Authorization Effective May 26, 2015

News & Press Mentions

Chambers USA 2024 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Dorsey’s Immigration Practice Receives National Ranking from Legal 500
Dorsey Partner Ieva Aubin Comments on Canadians Crossing US Border
Dorsey Partner Ieva Aubin Comments on US Visa Changes for Canadian Workers
Dorsey & Whitney Names New Partners

Select Presentations

  • Speaker, "Update on Investment-Based Immigration Strategies," Minnesota State Bar Association, November 2019
  • “Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace,” April 2015
  • “Business Immigration for Startups: Options and Challenges,” CoMotion, the University of Washington, February 2015
  • “President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration,” National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s Fruit Industry Seminar, January 2015
  • “Overview of U.S. Immigration Law & Procedures,” NALS Seminar, November 2014
  • “Step-by-Step Guide for Employers on How to Prepare and File H-1B Petitions,” Dorsey & Whitney LLP Breakfast Briefing, January 2015
  • “Watch Your Step! Minimizing Risks During the Onboarding Process,” Dorsey & Whitney LLP Breakfast Briefing, October 2014
  • “Overview of U.S. Immigration Law & Procedures for Employers,” Salt Lake City Labor and Employment Seminar, May 2014

Industries & Practices

Higher Education & Academic Research Institutions
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Canada Cross-Border Transactions
  • China
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Cooperative Law
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Europe
  • Executive Compensation
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Higher Education & Academic Research Institutions
  • Immigration
  • International Trade
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mining
  • National Security Law
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member, Lithuanian-American Bar Association (LABAS)


Diversity Inclusion Recognition 2023

  • Contributed more than 50 Diversity hours, 2023
  • Legal 500 US National Tier 4 Ranking for Immigration Practice, 2021
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 2003-2005
Ieva Aubin