Peter Yost leverages leading-edge technology and process improvement initiatives to manage immigration client relationships for Fortune 500 multinational companies and for medium and small-sized public and private companies. Peter is committed to providing clients with creative solutions for complex global workforce migration issues. Peter leads Faegre Drinker's multifaceted immigration and global mobility (IGM) practice across offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

U.S. Immigration

Peter handles inbound U.S. employment-based immigration matters, including:

  • Preparing nonimmigrant petitions, including H-1Bs, L-1s, TNs, H-3s, E-1s/E-2s/E-3s and O-1s, and advising employers on issues related to other nonimmigrant visa statuses, including B-1, F-1, J-1 and Conrad State Waivers for foreign physicians
  • Managing permanent residence (green card) cases, including PERM applications, multinational manager immigrant visa petitions, outstanding researcher petitions, extraordinary ability applications, national interest waiver petitions, adjustment of status applications, advance parole applications, employment authorization applications and re-entry permit applications
  • Collaborating with clients on high-profile and time-sensitive cases for C-suite executives

Corporate Counseling

Peter counsels senior management on issues such as:

  • Prospects for congressional action on immigration legislation and the potential ramifications to U.S. employers
  • Consequences for companies and their foreign national employees involved in corporate transactions and reorganizations
  • Developing immigration-related policies and procedures that outline company commitments and expectations for foreign national employees

Technology and Process Improvement

Peter oversees technology initiatives and ongoing process improvement efforts for the IGM team, including:

  • Implementing best practices for Faegre Drinker’s state of the art web-based immigration case management system
  • Adopting Lean Six Sigma advances
  • Developing procedures to enhance data privacy and data security for companies and their foreign national employees


Bar Admissions



University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude (1994)

University of Michigan
M.A. (1989)

Bluffton College
B.A. with honors (1984)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Comprehensive  Immigration Reform: Why U.S. Companies Need to Come on Board
    Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, October 2013

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Minnesota Detention Project — Representation at master calendar hearings of detained foreign nationals that are about to be deported
  • International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) – Prepared Special Immigrant Visa applications for Afghan and Iraqi interpreters who supported U.S. armed forces

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
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