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Amy L. Peck

Principal
Omaha

P 402-391-1991
F 402-391-7363
Amy.Peck@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Amy L. Peck is a Principal in the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She dedicates her practice exclusively to immigration law and worksite compliance, and she is Co-Leader of the firm's Immigration practice group.

Ms. Peck is one of 21 Directors elected to serve on the 14,000-member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Board of Governors. She currently is serving on the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council.

Ms. Peck is a member of the AILA National Verification Committee, which liaises with USCIS, ICE and OCAHO on I-9, E-verify and related worksite issues. Ms. Peck recently served on the AILA National USCIS Benefits Committee, the Interagency Committee, the Annual Conference Committee, Chair of the AILA Midyear Conference Business Track, previously chaired the AILA FOIA Liaison Committee, the AILA Comprehensive Reform Committee (2010-2011) and is a founding member of the Global Migration Action Group (2009 to present). She served as Chair of the AILA National Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) liaison committee (2008-2010). Ms. Peck also served as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for AILA (2008-2009) and served on the Spring Conference committee (2008-2010). She was chosen as the editor of the AILA Midyear Conference materials in 2010, and past Chair of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) liaison committee (2004-2006). She is past Chair of the AILA Iowa-Nebraska chapter (2001-2003), and previously served as its treasurer (1999-2000).

Ms. Peck is a frequent speaker on worksite enforcement issues, and has recently been quoted in the The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal on employment and enforcement immigration issues.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The American Lawyer, Best Lawyer, Annual Guide to Immigration Law (2011-2017)
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (2010-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Omaha Immigration Law Lawyer of the Year (2012)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Recognized Practitioner (2016)
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer (2012-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2011-2017)
  • Nebraska Diplomat (2012-present)
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow (2014)
  • Omaha Magazine, "Top Lawyer" (2010-2017)
  • President’s Award for Worksite Compliance (2008)
  • The Legal 500 United States
  • Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration (2010-2016)
  • US News “Best Lawyers” report (2010 – 2016)
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Immigration Section
  • American Immigration Council, Board of Trustees

Published Works

  • "Best FOIA Practices,” AILA 2008 and 2009 Annual Conference Handbook [Assisted in Updating Chapters]
  • "Global Migration" 2010 AILA [Editor]

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

August 7, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Expands Immigration Practice in New York City with John Quinn and Kristen Heckman

August 7, 2017

Jackson Lewis' recent additions of John Quinn and Kristen Heckman are featured in "Jackson Lewis Nabs 2 Ex-Wormser Kiely Immigration Attys," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 2, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Adds Depth to Immigration Practice Group with Addition of John A. Quinn and Kristen Heckman

August 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY (August 2, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce immigration attorneys John A. Quinn and Kristen Heckman have joined the firm’s New York City office from Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs LLP. “John is an outstanding attorney who is highly respected in the... Read More

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July 19, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Round Up – 2016-2017

July 19, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended June 2017 included a number of decisions important to workplace law, as well as the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch. Although functioning with only eight justices for most of the 2016-2017 term, the Court managed to achieve a strong consensus in each of its employment-related rulings.... Read More

July 17, 2017

USCIS Releases New Form I-9 and New Handbook for Employers

July 17, 2017

On July 17, 2017, the USCIS announced the release of a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Key information: The revised version may be used immediately, but it must be used no later than September 18, 2017. Employers can continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through September... Read More

June 29, 2017

New Guidance on Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Effective June 29

June 29, 2017

New guidance explaining the criteria for visa applicants was issued by the Department of State to U.S. embassies and consulates late on June 28, 2017, according to reports. The guidance will go into effect on June 29, at 8:00 p.m. EDT. The guidance is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26, 2017, partial reinstatement of... Read More

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New Session Added: Get Ready for The New I-9!

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New Operational Directives Reflect ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Executive Order
August 11, 2017

Following the “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order, issued in April, the Attorney General and the Secretaries of State, Labor, and Homeland Security have made operational changes that emphasize targeted investigations and individual official’s judgment in carrying out the purposes of the E.O. The E.O. Read More

Insights: E-Verify
August 8, 2017

Over the years, the government has intensified its enforcement of employment verification procedures including increased fines and penalties, as well as potential criminal charges and charges of discrimination against U.S. citizens. The federal government introduced E-Verify in 1997 as a pilot program. Read More

Travel Ban Update: Grandparents and Other Close Relatives
July 19, 2017

In a one-paragraph ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court, disagreeing with the Administration, allowed the District Court’s injunction to stand with regard to relatives. Individuals from the six designated countries with grandparents and other close relatives in the United States will not be subject to the travel ban – for now. Read More