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Veena Iyer

Veena A. Iyer

Executive Director Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

Veena Iyer is the executive director of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, where she leads a staff of approximately 30 and hundreds of volunteers to provide legal representation, educational outreach, and advocacy for low-income immigrant and refugee communities. She began her career as an Equal Justice Works fellow and staff attorney at Legal Aid Chicago, and was a shareholder in the Labor and Employment practice at the Nilan Johnson Lewis law firm.

Veena is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, and opportunity. She is a past president of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, a past board member of Minnesota Women Lawyers, and the recipient of MNAPABA’s Leadership Award, MWL’s Service to MWL Award, and Minnesota Lawyer’s Diversity and Inclusion Award.