Vedder Price

Ryan M. Helgeson


222 North LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois 60601

+1 (312) 609 7729

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Ryan M. Helgeson


Ryan M. Helgeson is an Associate in the Chicago office of Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Business Immigration practice group.

He counsels clients on all aspects of corporate immigration law, including E, H, L, O, P, R and TN visas, permanent residency and naturalization. Mr. Helgeson also has experience providing training and functional know-how to clients to better equip them to recognize and proceed with candidates who have immigration needs. Among other tasks, Mr. Helgeson also performs internal I-9 audits and has experience representing employers in their dealings with I.C.E. audits.

During law school, Mr. Helgeson served as a legal intern for the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission and as a student supervisor for the Domestic Violence Courthouse Pilot Project.

Ryan M. Helgeson



  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2010,

    cum laude

  • University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, B.S., 1999

Ryan M. Helgeson


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2010

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2014


Member, American Lawyers Immigration Association

Member, Chicago Bar Association

Member, Illinois State Bar Association

Founder, Kane County Bar Association Immigration Law Committee