Jet J. Stigter


Mariette (Jet) J. Stigter counsels employers in all aspects of global immigration law, including strategic resource planning for global projects on behalf of multinational corporations and assessing best practices to meet the needs of individual clients. Ms. Stigter’s global experience includes immigration laws in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. She also advises clients on U.S. immigration matters.

Ms. Stigter also advises and assists corporate clients on the development of comprehensive global human resource strategies, and she has conducted training sessions for supervisors, managers and employees regarding multiple aspects of international transfers.

Ms. Stigter received a Dutch J.D. degree from Rijksuniversiteit Leiden - Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid in Leiden, the Netherlands, in 1998, where she was a member of the Leiden Journal of International Law. She also holds an LL.M. from Emory University School of Law and an LL.M. in Law and Economics from Universität Hamburg Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft II in Hamburg, Germany. Ms. Stigter is fluent in Dutch and English and speaks conversational German and basic French.

Not admitted to practice in California.  Admitted to practice in New York only.

Areas of Practice

  • International Immigration Law
  • Human Resources Counseling


  • New York

Not admitted to practice in California.  Admitted to practice in New York only.


  • Emory University School of Law, LL.M., 1999
  • Universität Hamburg Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft II, LL.M., Law and Economics, 1998
  • Rijksuniversiteit Leiden - Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, Meester in Rechten (J.D. equivalent), 1998
    - Leiden Journal of International Law


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2014-present
  • Berry Appleman & Leiden, LLP
    - Director, Global Practice, 2011-2014
    - Senior Attorney, 2008-2011
  • Tindall & Foster P.C.
    - Associate, 2006-2007

Professional Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Union Internationale des Avocats
  • New York State Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2017
  • Listed in Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, 2010-2017

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice, San Francisco, May 17, 2017
  • Instructor, Global Immigration Program, Labour Migration Law Module, MasterCourse Human Resources and Global Mobility 2017, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, March 21, 2017
  • Speaker, "What to Expect in 2017 Under President Trump: Employment and Immigration Practice," San Francisco, January 26, 2017
  • Speaker, "Interactions Between Immigration and Politics," Union Internationale des Avocats, Budapest, October 30, 2016
  • Speaker, "What Every U.S. Immigration Lawyer Should Know About Outbound Business and Employment Visas (Intermediate)," AILA 2016 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, June 22-25, 2016
  • Speaker, "Staying Alive: Practical Tips for Avoiding Ethical Problems, Conflicts of Interest and Other Deadly Vegas Sins," Global Migration Section Conference, Las Vegas, June 21-22, 2016
  • Speaker, Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice 2016, San Francisco, California, May 12, 2016
  • Speaker, "A Company's Mobility Policy vs. the Law," Worldwide ERC Americas Mobility Conference, Houston, April 18-20, 2016
  • Speaker, Expatise Conference "Visa and Immigration," Rotterdam, March 31, 2016
  • Lecturer, "Academic MasterCourse HR & IM" Module 3, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, March 29, 2016
  • Speaker, Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice 2015, San Francisco, California, May 21, 2015
  • Speaker, Expatise Conference "Employing Staff In and From Asia," Amsterdam, November 18, 2014
  • Speaker, "Horrible Headlines: Lessons from Employment and Immigration Law Controversies in the News This Year," Duane Morris Employment, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group, San Francisco, October 15, 2014
  • Speaker, Worldwide ERC 2014 Workforce Symposium, Chicago, October 9, 2014
  • Speaker, ERC The Americas Summit, Las Vegas, May 2013
  • Speaker, AILA 2013 Annual Conference on Immigration Law, San Francisco, June 2013
  • Speaker, AILA 2012 Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Nashville, June 2012
  • Speaker, ERC The Global Workforce Summit: Talent Mobility in EMEA, London, February 2012
  • Speaker, AILA 2011 Annual Conference on Immigration Law, San Diego, June 2011
  • Speaker, ERC The Global Workforce Summit: Talent Mobility in EMEA, Amsterdam, June 2011
  • Speaker, Global Personnel Alliance, Washington, D.C., May 2011
  • Trainer, Module #1, Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designation, Global Workforce Summit: Focus on EMEA, Frankfurt, Germany, June 2010

Selected Publications