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Kristen Heckman

New York

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