Marketa Lindt

Marketa Lindt

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, President AILA

At Sidley Austin, Marketa leads the immigration group’s I-9 compliance practice, representing companies in government workplace enforcement actions and developing compliance programs. Marketa advises employers on workforce strategy and visa processing for foreign national employees. She provides immigration advice related to mergers & acquisitions. She represents U.S. and global corporations, universities, healthcare facilities, non-profit organizations and high net-worth individuals.

Marketa serves as elected national Treasurer of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where she is actively involved in national efforts to change our immigration laws to stimulate economic growth, help families reunite and promote due process. She is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's immigration policy committee. She has appeared on television, radio and print about developments in immigration law. She advises to several Chicago-area cultural institutions and organizations that provide assistance to underserved immigrant communities.

Marketa regularly speaks and writes articles on immigration law and practice. She is an adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law. She is a primary author of the Business Immigration Law treatise and has written for AILA's Guide to Worksite Enforcement and Compliance, Guide to PERM Labor Certification, and Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook.

Marketa is listed as one of the foremost corporate immigration attorneys in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal: Illinois.

Current memberships

  • Elected National Treasurer, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Co-Chair, Annual Worksite Enforcement Program, FBA Chicago
  • Leadership Board, National Immigrant Justice Center


  • Past Chair, AILA’s Chicago Chapter
  • Past member, AILA liaison committees: Verification Liaison, ICE, SSA, DOL, USCIS NSC
  • Past Chair, Chicago Bar Association, Immigration and Nationality Committee See less