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  • Education
    • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
    • M.Ed., cum laude, University of North Carolina
    • A.B., magna cum laude, Duke University, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Court Admissions
    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

Doreen Dodson brings good judgment, practical solutions, and extensive experience to serving the immigration and employment needs of clients in a variety of industries.

For more than 35 years, she has proactively helped clients reduce their exposure and avoid litigation.

Doreen counsels nonprofit and for-profit clients in industries ranging from health care to manufacturing to wholesale beverage distribution in developing policies, investigating complaints and employee misconduct, and counseling clients in discipline and termination matters.

She also provides comprehensive immigration assistance, helping employers obtain and keep the foreign national employees their businesses require.

Doreen assists employers across the United States to bring in foreign workers on a temporary or permanent basis through, for example:

  • H-1Bs, R, and other temporary visas
  • Labor certification and permanent residency
  • J waivers
  • L transfers

Doreen also represents employers with workplace compliance issues, including I-9 audits.

  • Represented a major health care provider with its immigration needs in hiring and retaining personnel, including J waivers, through the Conrad 30 and Delta Regional Authority Programs.
  • Counseled and represented multinational companies in successfully transferring their executives, managers and employees with specialized knowledge.
  • Successfully represented and defended health care institutions, municipalities, public officials, manufacturers, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, religious organizations, wholesale beverage distributors, vineyards, automobile dealerships and other companies before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and other entities and in federal and state court.
  • Provided regular training for human resources managers and clients on a variety of employment issues, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and employer discipline.
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