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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)
  • 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)
Best Lawyers 2019 - Amy L. Peck
Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2019 - Amy L. Peck
Martindale-Hubbell 2019 - Amy L. Peck
Whos Who Legal 2017
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms
Chambers USA 2019 - Amy L. Peck

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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Amy Peck and Maggie Murphy Author "The Pros and Cons of Registering for E-Verify"

June 14, 2019

Amy Peck and Maggie Murphy author "The Pros and Cons of Registering for E-Verify," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

May 30, 2019
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

May 30, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 30, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2019 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee Benefits... Read More

May 14, 2019
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Amy Peck Comments on Federal Court Blocking 'Unlawful Presence' Policy

May 14, 2019

Amy Peck comments on the implications of Federal Court blocking DHS policy on unlawful presence for foreign students and exchange visitors in "Court Stops USCIS from Enforcing Unlawful Presence Policy," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide If Immigration Law Preempts State Law Prosecution

March 25, 2019

Does the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) preempt states from using information in Form I-9 to prosecute a person under state law? The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a case involving prosecution for identity theft under Kansas law based on information in the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. Kansas v. Garcia... Read More

July 9, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh Nominated to U.S. Supreme Court

July 9, 2018

In the wake of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, President Donald Trump was presented with the rare opportunity to make his second U.S. Supreme Court nomination in as many years, nominating the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Kennedy. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Kavanaugh would bring more than a dozen years of... Read More

June 28, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Roundup – 2017-2018

June 28, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended June 2018 included decisions on many topics important to workplace law, including class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements, public-sector “agency shop” arrangements, and the Fair Labor Standard Act’s “automobile dealer” overtime exemption. The Court also examined who is a “... Read More

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Immigration: 2018 Year in Review and 2019 Forecast

January 29, 2019 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

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Global Immigration in the Trump Era: a U.S. Perspective

May 22, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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Immigration Year-In-Review

December 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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New DS-160 Form Seeks Social Media Information, Affecting Millions of Visa Applicants
June 11, 2019

Two years ago, then-Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, proposed collecting 15 years of travel, address and employment history and 5 years of social medical platforms, identifiers, phone numbers and emails from visa applicants selected for “extreme vetting.” It was predicted that this would affect only 0.5% of all visa applicants – approxi Read More

Insights: Pros and Cons of Registering for E-Verify
May 31, 2019

Immigration enforcement is a major focus of attention of the Trump Administration – including in the business immigration context. One measure of this interest is the increase in I-9 audits. ICE reported that worksite investigations surged in FY 2018 by “300 to 750 percent” over FY 2017. Read More

What Processing Delays in Immigration Cases Mean
May 16, 2019

Long USCIS processing delays are now the norm for all types of immigration cases. Indeed, the delays have reached crisis levels. Processing times increased by 46% over the past two fiscal years and 91% since FY 2014. In fact, even though applications declined by 17% in FY 2018, processing times continued to rise. Read More