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KoKo Ye Huang


P 206-626-6424
F 206-405-4450


KoKo Huang is a Principal in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has extensive experience in business immigration law and employment law.

Ms. Huang's immigration practice focuses on assisting employers with a wide range of employment-based immigration matters. She advises clients on best practices and compliance with disclosure and documentation requirements from governmental agencies such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Labor, and Department of State. She assists employers in various industries with securing work authorization for foreign national employees in the United States (e.g. H-1B, L, TN, E, O visas). She also represents companies and individuals in the preparation of employment-based immigrant petitions and permanent residence applications.

Ms. Huang's employment law experience includes counseling clients on defending employment claims involving discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge. She also advises clients on hiring; terminations; wage and hour issues; EEOC charges; and federal, state, and local employment statutes. Ms. Huang regularly presents at seminars and provides training to employers and human resource professionals on immigration and employment law.

Ms. Huang spent a year of her undergraduate education abroad in China at Fudan University in Shanghai and Nanjing University in Nanjing, studying Chinese culture, development and economics. While attending law school, she was Executive Editor of the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and was a recipient of the CALI Award for Legal Writing. Ms. Huang also speaks Mandarin Chinese and Shanghai dialect.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington, Representative to the Minority Bar Associations' Diversity Survey
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association, Past Chair of International Practice Section

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence, Inc., Advisor
  • Bowdoin Club of Seattle
  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Volunteer representing asylum applicants pro bono
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), Volunteer

Published Works

  • "Opinion: Immigration Crack-down Hurts Seattle-area Economy," Puget Sound Business Journal (December 2017) [Author]
  • "Health Care Reform’s Big Impact on HR," The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (May 2012) [Co-Author]
  • "Labor and Employment Relations, Doing Business in Washington State: A Guide for Foreign Businesses and Investment," Ch. 23, 5th Ed. (July 2010) [Co-Author]
  • "Health Care Reform’s Big Impact on HR," Washington Healthcare News Vol. 5 (June 2010) [Co-Author]
  • "Note, Reimaging and Redefining the Dream: A Proposal for Improving Access to Higher Education for undocumented Immigrants," Seattle J. Soc. Just Vol. 6, Is. 431 (May 2007) [Author]

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January 9, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Celebrates 14 Newly Elevated Principals

January 9, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 9, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to congratulate the firm’s 14 newly elevated Principals. “The selected attorneys have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of dedication to client service and have helped us increase the depth and breadth of our... Read More

December 8, 2017
Puget Sound Business Journal

KoKo Ye Huang Authors "Opinion: Immigration crack-down hurts Seattle-area economy"

December 8, 2017

KoKo Ye Huang authors "Opinion: Immigration crack-down hurts Seattle-area economy," published by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 1, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter

January 1, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the fourth quarter of 2016. 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 has... Read More

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Status of International Entrepreneur Rule on Tenuous Ground, But USCIS To Begin Accepting Applications
December 15, 2017

The DHS is giving with one hand and taking with the other. In response to the December 1, 2017 federal court ruling in National Venture Capital v. Read More

Rules on the Chopping Block: H-4 EAD and International Entrepreneur
November 21, 2017

The Trump Administration appears to be in the process of eliminating two rules: the H-4 EAD Rule and International Entrepreneur Rule. Read More

U.S. Considers NAFTA Renegotiation
May 22, 2017

Those on TN “visas” and the employers who rely on them can breathe a sigh of relief— for now. Read More