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Kristen Heckman

New York Metro
New York City

P 212-545-4000
F 212-972-3213


Kristen Heckman is an Associate in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has more than 10 years of experience primarily focusing on the immigration counseling of Fortune 500 corporations. She regularly assists those clients in the strategizing and preparation of a wide range of visa petitions to facilitate both long- and short-term temporary work assignments, as well as permanent residence sponsorship and naturalization. She advises corporate clients on ongoing immigration policy development and workforce compliance efforts.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Heckman worked with a New York-based general practice law firm where she provided immigration counsel to clients in industries including healthcare, information technology, and arts/entertainment on employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant matters, including PERM, extraordinary ability and National Interest Waiver petitions.

While attending law school, Ms. Heckman was a research editor and a twice-published member of the Touro Law Review. In addition, she studied Global Workplace law at Universität Potsdam in Berlin, Germany.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Published Works

  • “Encarnacion v. Goord,” 21 Touro L. Rev. 39-46 (2014) [Author]
  • “In re United Health Services,” 21 Touro L. Rev. 198-206 (2014) [Author]

See AllKristen Heckman in the News

August 7, 2017
Law 360

Jackson Lewis Expands Immigration Practice in New York City with John Quinn and Kristen Heckman

August 7, 2017

Jackson Lewis' recent additions of John Quinn and Kristen Heckman are featured in "Jackson Lewis Nabs 2 Ex-Wormser Kiely Immigration Attys," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 3, 2017
The Recorder

Jackson Lewis' Recent Expansions in San Francisco and New York Spotlighted

August 3, 2017

Jackson Lewis' recent additions of D’Anne Gleicher, John Quinn and Kristen Heckman are featured in "Jackson Lewis Welcomes Workplace Law Partner in San Francisco," published by The Recorder.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 2, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Adds Depth to Immigration Practice Group with Addition of John A. Quinn and Kristen Heckman

August 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY (August 2, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce immigration attorneys John A. Quinn and Kristen Heckman have joined the firm’s New York City office from Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs LLP. “John is an outstanding attorney who is highly respected in the... Read More


See AllBlog Posts by Kristen Heckman

E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Open to Israeli Citizens
April 16, 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Israel has announced that the necessary agreement has been signed and Israeli citizens will be able to apply for an E-2 Visa as of May 1, 2019. This is an important announcement for the Israeli high-tech sector and the U.S. Read More

Pressure Mounting in Canada to End Canada-U.S. ‘First Safe Country’ Refugee Agreement
July 5, 2018

There is currently a debate in Canada regarding the pros and cons of the bilateral Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). When the number of individuals leaving the U.S. to seek asylum in Canada increased in September 2017, questions about the agreement’s sustainability arose. STCA was established in 2004 between the U.S. Read More

USCIS Revises Its Mission Statement
February 28, 2018

The new USCIS mission statement, issued on February 22, 2018, by Director L. Francis Cissna, no longer emphasizes customer satisfaction, i.e., the satisfaction of petitioners and beneficiaries. Read More