An alumna of the Pitt School of Law who is currently president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), has been named “Woman of the Year” by the Pitt Law Women’s Association.
Marketa Lindt (LAW ’94) is an attorney at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, specializing in business immigration law. She works with U.S. and multinational companies to implement business immigration visa programs to attract international talent. She was to be honored at Pitt Law’s annual Marjorie Matson Day celebration at the Harvard Yale Princeton Club Downtown—an event which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic—so the award was shipped to her in Chicago.
Lindt herself is an immigrant, having left the Netherlands when she was 9 years old to come to the U.S. with her parents and two younger sisters. In a recent interview with the publication Above the Law, Lindt said it was her experience working with Haitian refugees while a Pitt Law student that inspired her to work in immigration law.
As AILA president, Lindt says her main priority “is to push back on harmful policies and to work toward lawful, fair and humane implementation of the immigration law for families and U.S. businesses.”