Esther Contreras is a Partner with the law firm Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. where she helps employers and professionals in all aspects of immigration law. She advises management and HR on work visas and permanent residence for their employees as well as in worksite enforcement matters, including I-9 compliance and E-Verify. Ms. Contreras has been named as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers from 2015 to 2018. Ms. Contreras holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois College of Law. She is active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, Hispanic National Bar Association, and previously served as Vice-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Immigration Committee and as a board member of the University of Illinois Law Alumni Board.