Tiana O'Konek advises clients across diverse industries on issues arising from the hiring, transfer and permanent sponsorship of foreign-national employees. Working on matters before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of Labor (DOL) and international consulates, she prepares and reviews immigrant visa matters within the PERM process and advises, prepares and submits nonimmigrant visa petitions for both principals and dependent beneficiaries.
Prior to joining the firm, Tiana worked with the Minnesota State Bar Association as Director of Diversity and Inclusion to train and empower employees and association members to integrate DEI strategies into all bar initiatives and their daily work. Throughout her legal career, she has represented Spanish-speaking clients in matters including immigration, labor and employment, public benefits, and civil litigation. Her experiences working and living in countries around the world have fueled her passion for representing individuals from all different backgrounds.
Education and Honors
- London School of Economics & Political Science (LL.M., 2010)
- University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 2008)
- Honors: Order of the Coif, Iowa Law Review
- Bowdoin College (A.B., cum laude, 2003)
Professional and Civic Activities
- American Bar Association, member
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, member