Hiba Mona Anver

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703.678.4523

hiba@eiglaw.com

Named one of the top immigration attorneys for start-ups by Business Insider, Hiba M. Anver is a Partner with Erickson Immigration Group.

Her practice focus is primarily on the employment-based nonimmigrant visa and green card process and I-9 compliance. She leads an international team that manages clients in various industries, including tech, social media, e-sports, fintech, e-commerce, retail, medicine/oncology, investment, and education. She also advises corporate clients on complex immigration matters resulting from restructuring, including mergers, acquisitions, and reductions-in-force.

Hiba is widely respected within the immigration and mobility field. She has briefed congressional staffers on Capitol Hill and is frequently called upon to provide commentary to television/publication media outlets such as CNBC, Business Insider, PBS Nightly Business Report, The SF Chronicle, Bloomberg Law, and Politico Pro, and is a frequent contributor to the EIG Immigration Nerds podcast, which she co-founded.

In December 2021, she joined The George Washington University College of Law’s Adjunct Faculty as Professorial Lecturer in Law. Previously, Hiba has also lectured at American University Washington College of Law, the George Washington University School of Law, and the University of Texas at Arlington, and participated as a panelist for AILA, BAMM, ERC, PLEN, SHRM, and CFGI events.  Her experience includes Appeals/Oral Argument before the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas, Texas.

In 2022, Hiba received the 2022 Diversity in Business Award by the Washington Business Journal in recognition of her efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Hiba is the founder of EIG’s internal Women in the Law group, a regular meeting forum and mentorship platform which provides mentorship for other women attorneys and legal professionals at EIG. The group also serves as a platform to discuss issues of gender, diversity, and bias, as well as an opportunity to celebrate the strides and progress that women are making in all industries around the world.

Education:

South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctor
University of Texas, Arlington, International Business, Bachelor’s Degree

Languages:

English, Urdu

Admitted to:

State Bar of Texas

Speaking Engagements:

PRESENTATIONS:

Women of Color Influencing Washington, PLEN, November 2022

Map Awareness: Navigating Visa/Immigration Challenges to Esports Teams and Global Tournaments, ESports Business Summit, November 2022

Opening Panel Discussion: Back to Business – Key Challenges & Opportunities in APAC Post Pandemic, FEM APAC Summit, September 2022

Opening Panel Discussion: Business Agility and Immigration & Tax Compliance – Can You Have It All?, FEM Americas Summit, May 2022

“The Challenges and Rewards of Immigration Law,” The Antonin Scalia Law School, GMU, November 2021

Law and Legal Advocacy Seminar, Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), October 2021

Guest lecturer on Immigration and Nationality, American University Washington College of Law, October 2021

Networking Roundtable on Immigration and Refugees, Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), May 2021

Organizational Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and their Impact on Visa/Work Permit Sponsorship, SHRM GMIS, November 2020

TAM SIG: Does a Halt on Mobility Mean a Halt on Talent? Managing Mobility During a Pandemic, Northern Virginia Society for Human Resources, October 2020

“Ask a Lawyer” Session, Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), October 2020

Top 5 Immigration Trends, 2020 BAMM Annual Mobility Conference (March 5, 2020)

Immigration Enforcement Trends with USCIS FDNS Associate Director Matthew Emrich and Chief of USCIS’ Verification Division Victoria Porto (Society for Human

Resources Management Annual Conference, November 5, 2019)

Overview on Employment-Based Immigration at American University Washington College of Law (October 2019)

“Immigration Compliance: A Tech Mobility Leadership Panel” (Hosted by Erickson Immigration Group and NVTC, February 21, 2019)

“I-9 Worksite Enforcement Trends” (American Immigration Lawyers Association DC Chapter Fall 2018 Conference, November 7, 2018)

“ICE and the Coming Wave of Immigration Audits” (National Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Annual Conference, October 26, 2018)

“Impact of Changes to TPS” (Child & Family Network Centers, February 2, 2018)

 

WEBINARS & PODCASTS:

Connecting Immigration Law With Esports with Hiba Anver, January 2022

Immigration Nerds Spotlight Women in the Law: Maunica Sthanki, Policy and Advocacy Strategist, November 2021

Immigration Nerds Talk About Immigration with the Man who Wrote the Book, Ira Kurzban (April 30, 2021)

Immigration Nerds Talk About the October Visa Bulletin and AOS (October 5, 2020)

Immigration Nerds talk about the Trump Administration’s Rescinding of the Policy on F-1 Students and Online Courses (July 16, 2020)

Immigration Nerds Talk About the Coronavirus and the Impact on Immigration (March 10, 2020)

Immigration Nerds Talk About Travel Ban 3.0 (February 6, 2020)

SHRM H-1B Cap Season: Electronic Registration and More (January 2020)

Immigration Nerds Alert: Understanding the Electronic Registration Process for the H-1B Cap (December 11, 2019)

Immigration Nerds talk about the Public Charge Regulation and Federal Court Injunction (October 14, 2019)

Immigration Nerds talk to Diane Rish about AILA’s H-1B FOIA Lawsuit and Resulting Insights (October 3, 2019)

“The State of Immigration:  What you need to know about the U.S., China, Australia and Brexit”  (May 2, 2018)

“We Need to Talk: Catching Up on the Past Month’s Key Immigration Developments” (September 14, 2017)

“Introduction to the PERM/Green Card Program” (June 6, 2017)

“Understanding the Recent Executive Orders and Preparing for the Road Ahead” (January 30, 2017)

“The PERM Process” (January 20, 2017)

“The Future of Employment-Based Immigration in a Trump Administration” (December 7, 2016)

“Introduction to the PERM/Green Card Program” (October 13, 2016)

“Immigration Issues in the Upcoming Election” (October 4, 2016)

“Corporate Reorganization and the Impact on the PERM Program” (August 5, 2016)

“Introduction to the PERM/Green Card Program” (June 29, 2016)

“Introduction to the PERM/Green Card Program” (February 17, 2016)

“Frequently Asked Questions about Corporate Reorganization” (October 15, 2015)

“Visa Bulletin Changes and Green Card Eligibility” (September 11, 2015)<

“DACA & TPS Updates” (Alexandria Council of Human Service Organizations’s Quarterly General Meeting, January 24, 2018)

“Immigration Guide for Managers and Recruiters” (November 27, 2017)

“Immigration Changes in 2017: The Latent Risk for Your Company” (Duty of Care Conference, Washington D.C., October 26, 2017)

“International Business Travel in an Age of Uncertainty” (Duty of Care Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 14, 2017)

“Issues Impacting Public Schools under the Current Administration” (May 9, 2017)

“I-9 Workshop” (January 20, 2017)

Recruiter Training, (January 16, 2017)

“The Accidental Expat” (Duty of Care Conference, New York, NY, October 27, 2016)

“Introduction to EIG” (October 24, 2016)

“Introduction to EIG” (February 24, 2016)

“March Madness: An Overview of the H-1B Cap and Visa Stamping” (January 20, 2016)

“The Green Card Process” (November 20, 2015)

“A Guide to U.S. Immigration with an Emphasis on New Hires” (November 18, 2015)

Recruiter Presentation on Immigration Basics (August 2015)

Honors and Awards:

2022 Diversity in Business Award by Washington Business Journal

Recognized by Business Insider as a Top Immigration Lawyers for Start-Ups

While in law school, Hiba participated in advocacy competitions on a national level and was awarded speaker and oral argument awards.

Articles and Publications:

SCOTUS Immigration Ruling Will Have ‘Chilling’ Economic Consequences, Bloomberg Law Insights

Attorney Spotlight: Hiba Anver of EIG, Park Evaluations

18 immigration lawyers who help tech startups land top talent from abroad, Business Insider

Trump administration moves ahead with H-1B pay rule over Silicon Valley’s objections, SF Chronicle

These 11 tech giants will scramble to bolster their staffs if Trump broadens his latest immigration crackdown to also limit foreign worker hiring, Business Insider Australia

Next H-1B Lottery Likely to Feature Electronic Preregistration, Bloomberg Law

Changes to H-1B visa lottery create ‘stress’ for tech companies and employees, CNBC

Trump changes high-tech visa system, making it less attractive for employers, Washington Examiner

Not all Heroes Wear Capes

The Impact of Changes to the H-4 Visa Program, Nightly Business Report

Spouses of immigrant techies fear the Trump administration will soon revoke their ability to work in the US, CNBC

Big American tech companies are snapping up foreign-worker visas, replacing Indian outsourcing firms, CNBC and Yahoo Finance

H-1B application numbers fall for second year in a row, San Francisco Chronicle

H-1B visa lottery, despite changes, still leaves careers up to chance, San Francisco Chronicle

Teachers Would Slip Through Cracks of New Immigration Plan, Law360

How Immigration Attorneys Are Tackling the Trump Era, Law360

California Immigration Law Creates New Challenges for Employers, Bloomberg Law

Proposal Would Extend ‘Extreme Vetting’ Visa Questions for 3 Years, Politico Pro

Community Involvement:

The George Washington University College of Law's Adjunct Faculty as Professorial Lecturer in Law
ParadiGM Community, Member
National Association of Women Lawyers, Member

Named one of the top immigration attorneys for start-ups by Business Insider, Hiba M. Anver is a Partner with Erickson Immigration Group.

Her practice focus is primarily on the employment-based nonimmigrant visa and green card process and I-9 compliance. She leads an international team that manages clients in various industries, including tech, social media, e-sports, fintech, e-commerce, retail, medicine/oncology, investment, and education. She also advises corporate clients on complex immigration matters resulting from restructuring, including mergers, acquisitions, and reductions-in-force.

Hiba is widely respected within the immigration and mobility field. She has briefed congressional staffers on Capitol Hill and is frequently called upon to provide commentary to television/publication media outlets such as CNBC, Business Insider, PBS Nightly Business Report, The SF Chronicle, Bloomberg Law, and Politico Pro, and is a frequent contributor to the EIG Immigration Nerds podcast, which she co-founded.

In December 2021, she joined The George Washington University College of Law’s Adjunct Faculty as Professorial Lecturer in Law. Previously, Hiba has also lectured at American University Washington College of Law, the George Washington University School of Law, and the University of Texas at Arlington, and participated as a panelist for AILA, BAMM, ERC, PLEN, SHRM, and CFGI events.  Her experience includes Appeals/Oral Argument before the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas, Texas.

In 2022, Hiba received the 2022 Diversity in Business Award by the Washington Business Journal in recognition of her efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Hiba is the founder of EIG’s internal Women in the Law group, a regular meeting forum and mentorship platform which provides mentorship for other women attorneys and legal professionals at EIG. The group also serves as a platform to discuss issues of gender, diversity, and bias, as well as an opportunity to celebrate the strides and progress that women are making in all industries around the world.

Hiba Mona Anver

Shareholder

703.678.4523

hiba@eiglaw.com

Education:

South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctor
University of Texas, Arlington, International Business, Bachelor’s Degree

Languages:

English, Urdu

Admitted to:

State Bar of Texas

Speaking Engagements:

PRESENTATIONS:

Women of Color Influencing Washington, PLEN, November 2022

Map Awareness: Navigating Visa/Immigration Challenges to Esports Teams and Global Tournaments, ESports Business Summit, November 2022

Opening Panel Discussion: Back to Business – Key Challenges & Opportunities in APAC Post Pandemic, FEM APAC Summit, September 2022

Opening Panel Discussion: Business Agility and Immigration & Tax Compliance – Can You Have It All?, FEM Americas Summit, May 2022

“The Challenges and Rewards of Immigration Law,” The Antonin Scalia Law School, GMU, November 2021

Law and Legal Advocacy Seminar, Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), October 2021

Guest lecturer on Immigration and Nationality, American University Washington College of Law, October 2021

Networking Roundtable on Immigration and Refugees, Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), May 2021

Organizational Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and their Impact on Visa/Work Permit Sponsorship, SHRM GMIS, November 2020

TAM SIG: Does a Halt on Mobility Mean a Halt on Talent? Managing Mobility During a Pandemic, Northern Virginia Society for Human Resources, October 2020

“Ask a Lawyer” Session, Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), October 2020

Top 5 Immigration Trends, 2020 BAMM Annual Mobility Conference (March 5, 2020)

Immigration Enforcement Trends with USCIS FDNS Associate Director Matthew Emrich and Chief of USCIS’ Verification Division Victoria Porto (Society for Human

Resources Management Annual Conference, November 5, 2019)

Overview on Employment-Based Immigration at American University Washington College of Law (October 2019)

“Immigration Compliance: A Tech Mobility Leadership Panel” (Hosted by Erickson Immigration Group and NVTC, February 21, 2019)

“I-9 Worksite Enforcement Trends” (American Immigration Lawyers Association DC Chapter Fall 2018 Conference, November 7, 2018)

“ICE and the Coming Wave of Immigration Audits” (National Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Annual Conference, October 26, 2018)

“Impact of Changes to TPS” (Child & Family Network Centers, February 2, 2018)

 

WEBINARS & PODCASTS:

Connecting Immigration Law With Esports with Hiba Anver, January 2022

Immigration Nerds Spotlight Women in the Law: Maunica Sthanki, Policy and Advocacy Strategist, November 2021

Immigration Nerds Talk About Immigration with the Man who Wrote the Book, Ira Kurzban (April 30, 2021)

Immigration Nerds Talk About the October Visa Bulletin and AOS (October 5, 2020)

Immigration Nerds talk about the Trump Administration’s Rescinding of the Policy on F-1 Students and Online Courses (July 16, 2020)

Immigration Nerds Talk About the Coronavirus and the Impact on Immigration (March 10, 2020)

Immigration Nerds Talk About Travel Ban 3.0 (February 6, 2020)

SHRM H-1B Cap Season: Electronic Registration and More (January 2020)

Immigration Nerds Alert: Understanding the Electronic Registration Process for the H-1B Cap (December 11, 2019)

Immigration Nerds talk about the Public Charge Regulation and Federal Court Injunction (October 14, 2019)

Immigration Nerds talk to Diane Rish about AILA’s H-1B FOIA Lawsuit and Resulting Insights (October 3, 2019)

“The State of Immigration:  What you need to know about the U.S., China, Australia and Brexit”  (May 2, 2018)

“We Need to Talk: Catching Up on the Past Month’s Key Immigration Developments” (September 14, 2017)

“Introduction to the PERM/Green Card Program” (June 6, 2017)

“Understanding the Recent Executive Orders and Preparing for the Road Ahead” (January 30, 2017)

“The PERM Process” (January 20, 2017)

“The Future of Employment-Based Immigration in a Trump Administration” (December 7, 2016)

“Introduction to the PERM/Green Card Program” (October 13, 2016)

“Immigration Issues in the Upcoming Election” (October 4, 2016)

“Corporate Reorganization and the Impact on the PERM Program” (August 5, 2016)

“Introduction to the PERM/Green Card Program” (June 29, 2016)

“Introduction to the PERM/Green Card Program” (February 17, 2016)

“Frequently Asked Questions about Corporate Reorganization” (October 15, 2015)

“Visa Bulletin Changes and Green Card Eligibility” (September 11, 2015)<

“DACA & TPS Updates” (Alexandria Council of Human Service Organizations’s Quarterly General Meeting, January 24, 2018)

“Immigration Guide for Managers and Recruiters” (November 27, 2017)

“Immigration Changes in 2017: The Latent Risk for Your Company” (Duty of Care Conference, Washington D.C., October 26, 2017)

“International Business Travel in an Age of Uncertainty” (Duty of Care Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 14, 2017)

“Issues Impacting Public Schools under the Current Administration” (May 9, 2017)

“I-9 Workshop” (January 20, 2017)

Recruiter Training, (January 16, 2017)

“The Accidental Expat” (Duty of Care Conference, New York, NY, October 27, 2016)

“Introduction to EIG” (October 24, 2016)

“Introduction to EIG” (February 24, 2016)

“March Madness: An Overview of the H-1B Cap and Visa Stamping” (January 20, 2016)

“The Green Card Process” (November 20, 2015)

“A Guide to U.S. Immigration with an Emphasis on New Hires” (November 18, 2015)

Recruiter Presentation on Immigration Basics (August 2015)

Honors and Awards:

2022 Diversity in Business Award by Washington Business Journal

Recognized by Business Insider as a Top Immigration Lawyers for Start-Ups

While in law school, Hiba participated in advocacy competitions on a national level and was awarded speaker and oral argument awards.

Articles and Publications:

SCOTUS Immigration Ruling Will Have ‘Chilling’ Economic Consequences, Bloomberg Law Insights

Attorney Spotlight: Hiba Anver of EIG, Park Evaluations

18 immigration lawyers who help tech startups land top talent from abroad, Business Insider

Trump administration moves ahead with H-1B pay rule over Silicon Valley’s objections, SF Chronicle

These 11 tech giants will scramble to bolster their staffs if Trump broadens his latest immigration crackdown to also limit foreign worker hiring, Business Insider Australia

Next H-1B Lottery Likely to Feature Electronic Preregistration, Bloomberg Law

Changes to H-1B visa lottery create ‘stress’ for tech companies and employees, CNBC

Trump changes high-tech visa system, making it less attractive for employers, Washington Examiner

Not all Heroes Wear Capes

The Impact of Changes to the H-4 Visa Program, Nightly Business Report

Spouses of immigrant techies fear the Trump administration will soon revoke their ability to work in the US, CNBC

Big American tech companies are snapping up foreign-worker visas, replacing Indian outsourcing firms, CNBC and Yahoo Finance

H-1B application numbers fall for second year in a row, San Francisco Chronicle

H-1B visa lottery, despite changes, still leaves careers up to chance, San Francisco Chronicle

Teachers Would Slip Through Cracks of New Immigration Plan, Law360

How Immigration Attorneys Are Tackling the Trump Era, Law360

California Immigration Law Creates New Challenges for Employers, Bloomberg Law

Proposal Would Extend ‘Extreme Vetting’ Visa Questions for 3 Years, Politico Pro

Community Involvement:

The George Washington University College of Law's Adjunct Faculty as Professorial Lecturer in Law
ParadiGM Community, Member
National Association of Women Lawyers, Member

Pro Bono:

Immigration Justice Campaign/Dilley Pro Bono Project, South Texas Family Detention Center, Dilley, TX August 2019