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Amy L. Peck

Principal
Omaha

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

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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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Legal 500 Recommended Attorney

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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January 31, 2017
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Amy Peck and Michael Neifach Comment on President Donald Trump's Executive Order Targeting Muslim Countries

January 31, 2017

Amy Peck and Michael Neifach comment on President Trump's executive order targeting Muslim countries and its impact on employers in "WHITE HOUSE NEWS-Executive order targeting Muslim countries, Holocaust remembrance statement draw sharp criticism," published by Employment Law Daily. Subscription may be required to... Read More

January 26, 2017
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Michael Neifach and Amy Peck Comment on Implications of the Trump Administration's Executive Actions on Immgration

January 26, 2017

Michael Neifach and Amy Peck comment on implications of the Trump administration's executive orders on immigration in "WHITE HOUSE NEWS—Immigration EOs, released and pending, will have business impact," published by Employment Law Daily. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 13, 2017
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Amy Peck Comments on Employment Verification Discrimination Rule Changes

January 13, 2017

Amy Peck comments on upcoming changes to employment verification regulations in "Changes to Employment Verification Discrimination Rule Take Effect Jan. 18," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article    Read More

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February 4, 2017

Travel Ban Temporarily Enjoined

February 4, 2017

On Friday, February 3, and effective immediately, the travel restrictions for individuals from seven identified countries was halted by Judge James Robart of the Western District of Washington. In State of Washington, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al. Judge Robart granted a nationwide Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) prohibiting... Read More

February 2, 2017

Travel Update under Trump’s Executive Order

February 2, 2017

While daily governmental guidance for affected individuals, in the United States and abroad, has followed the signing of Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” on January 27, 2017, reports of inconsistent treatment of individuals abound. The following illustrates some of... Read More

January 30, 2017

Travel Advisory after Trump Executive Order

January 30, 2017

The “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” Executive Order signed by President Donald Trump on January 27, 2017, has had immediate effects on individuals from seven countries: Iraq Iran Libya Somalia Sudan Syria Yemen Being “from” one of these countries... Read More

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New I-9 Handbook for Employers
February 14, 2017

USCIS’s new M-274 “Handbook for Employers with Guidance for Completing Form I-9” is now available.  In addition to detailed I-9 completion instructions, the Handbook contains guidance on Photocopying and Retention, Unlawful Discrimination and Penalties, E-Verify. It also contains FAQs as well as images of sample documents. Read More

Ninth Circuit Denies Government’s Motion to Stay District Court’s Order Blocking Travel Ban
February 10, 2017

In a unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the stay of President Trump’s travel ban.  The Court found in favor of the State of Washington on all of its arguments and held that the Administration had not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of the case. Read More

Travel Ban Update: Court Refused Emergency Government Request to Continue Implementation of EO
February 6, 2017

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has denied the government’s request for an emergency “pause” of Judge James Robart’s TRO prohibiting implementation of the EO barring individuals from seven countries to enter the United States. Read More