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As co-leader of the firm’s Immigration practice group, Amy Peck plays a key role in helping the group’s attorneys—and the firm—achieve success. She believes strongly in Jackson Lewis’ collegial culture and sets the tone for a work environment that expects, encourages and celebrates collaboration among not just the practice group, but others across the firm as well.

Amy knew she wanted to practice immigration law when, as a new associate, she was assigned a pro bono asylum case. That case made her realize that helping foreign nationals and immigrants out of difficult situations would be one of the most rewarding things she could do in her career. Her firm didn’t have an immigration practice, as it was still a budding area of law back then, so she decided to leave and start her own firm, where she practiced for 17 years before joining Jackson Lewis.

Amy loves to dive into complex immigration and compliance issues in the workplace, especially those that intersect employment and immigration law. She approaches client service with the understanding that businesses need practical advice that looks at issues from multiple perspectives. Amy is at her best when she finds herself with a knotty problem that is difficult to solve.

Amy previously served for 12 years as one of 21 directors elected to the Board of Governors of the 14,000-member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is the current chair of the AILA National Verification Committee, which liaises with USCIS, ICE and OCAHO on I-9, E-verify and related worksite issues. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council.

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

Honors and Recognitions

  • Lexology, "Client Choice Award" (2023)
  • Lawdragon, "100 Leading Immigration Lawyers" (2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Lawyer of the Year: Immigration Law" (2023)
  • The American Lawyer: Annual Guide to Immigration Law, "Best Lawyer"
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Immigration Law" (2010-present)
  • Chambers USA, “Immigration” (2016-present)
  • Legal 500 USA, "Recommended Attorney" (2015-present)
  • JD Supra, "Readers' Choice Top Author" 
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, "AV Preeminent® - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence" 
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers 
  • The National Law Review, "Go To Thought Leader" 
  • Nebraska Diplomat 
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow 
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers®, "Super Lawyers" (2012-present)
  • Omaha Magazine, "Top Lawyer" 
  • President’s Award for Worksite Compliance 
  • Who's Who Legal, "Thought Leaders - Corporate Immigration" (2021, 2024) 
  • Who's Who Legal, "Recommended Attorney in Corporate Immigration" (2021, 2023)

Published Works

  • "Preemption Issues High Court Is Considering In I-9 Fraud Case," Law 360 (October 2019) [Author]
  • "Global Migration" 2010 AILA [Editor]
  • "Best FOIA Practices,” AILA 2008 and 2009 Annual Conference Handbook [Assisted in Updating Chapters]

Credentials

Education
University of Nebraska College of Law
J.D.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
B.A.
Phi Beta Kappa
Admitted to Practice
8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Nebraska - D. Neb.
Iowa
Missouri
Nebraska
South Dakota
Professional Associations and Activities
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Global Migration Action Group
AILA Midyear Conference Business Track
AILA FOIA Liaison Committee
Comprehensive Reform Committee
National Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Liaison Committee
Strategic Planning Committee
AILA Midyear Conference materials
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Liaison Committee
AILA Iowa-Nebraska Chapter

University of Nebraska College of Law
J.D.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
B.A.
Phi Beta Kappa

8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Nebraska - D. Neb.
Iowa
Missouri
Nebraska
South Dakota

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Global Migration Action Group
AILA Midyear Conference Business Track
AILA FOIA Liaison Committee
Comprehensive Reform Committee
National Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Liaison Committee
Strategic Planning Committee
AILA Midyear Conference materials
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Liaison Committee
AILA Iowa-Nebraska Chapter

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