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Otieno B. Ombok

Principal
White Plains

P 914-872-6895
F 914-946-1216
OmbokO@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Otieno B. Ombok is a Principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Ombok specializes in all aspects of employment-based non-immigration and immigrant visa petitions. He also advises on I-9 compliance issues as well as outbound immigration matters. He has a natural facility in addressing client issues such advises both U.S. and foreign employers with regard to immigration matters. He has a natural facility in addressing client issues pertaining to healthcare visas for medical professionals, researchers and scientists.

He has taught business law as an Adjunct Professor with the United States International University in Nairobi and worked with various nonprofit groups running educations, democracy and governance programs in Africa.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Distinguished Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society (FCCS)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

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June 21, 2016
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Otieno Ombok and Marko Maglich Author "What employers need to know about the new Optional Practical Training rule for STEM students"

June 21, 2016

Otieno Ombok and Marko Maglich authored "What employers need to know about the new Optional Practical Training rule for STEM students," published by Wolters Kluwer's Employment Law Daily.     Read More

January 4, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter

January 4, 2016

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the fourth quarter of 2015. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events the firm... Read More

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October 12, 2016

Jackson Lewis Employers’ Immigration Update - No. 22, October 2016

October 12, 2016

Supreme Court Tied on Expansion of Obama Deferred Deportation Orders The U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 tie in a case appealing a nationwide injunction on the Obama Administration’s plans to expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and create the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent... Read More

March 11, 2016

Jackson Lewis Employers’ Immigration Update - No. 21, March 2016

March 11, 2016

H-1B Cap Filing Alert Each year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issues 65,000 H-1B visas and 20,000 “master’s cap” visas. April 1, 2016, is the first day on which an H-1B petition may be filed for FY 2017, in anticipation of an October 1, 2016, start date. Last year, USCIS accepted 233,000 petitions in... Read More

January 5, 2016

Hospitals, Medical Providers Come under Scrutiny for Potentially Discriminatory Ads

January 5, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has been notifying hospitals and medical providers by letter that their advertisements placed through the Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (“CASPR”) for podiatric residency... Read More

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Insights: AOS Interviews Begin
October 12, 2017

The USCIS has started conducting in-person interviews for all employment-based adjustment of status (AOS) applicants whose applications were filed on or after March 6, 2017. The AOS will not be approved until after a “successful” interview. Although there is no formal guidance as yet, there have been some reports on what to expect. Read More

Gear Up for H-1B, L-1 Reforms
March 13, 2017

Aiming to reform and reduce fraud and abuse in the H-1B and L-1 visa programs, bipartisan bills have been introduced in both Houses of the Congress. Outsourcers are the top users of H-1B visas. Read More

Labor Department Announces Procedural Changes to H-2B Visa Program
September 27, 2016

In an effort to further streamline the H-2B application process and make it less burdensome for employers, the Department of Labor has announced procedural changes to reduce the amount of documentation to demonstrate “temporary need.” To get approval to hire H-2B workers, an employer must establish that the need for H-2B worke Read More