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Michael H. Neifach

Office Managing Principal
Washington, D.C. Region

P 703-483-8300
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Michael.Neifach@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Michael Neifach is Office Managing Principal the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is a recognized leader on immigration, visa, and border security matters, and he is Co-Leader of the firm's Immigration practice group.

Mr. Neifach has held senior positions at the White House Homeland Security Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He served as General Counsel at ICE from July 2007 through January 2009. Following his government service, Mr. Neifach oversaw the Immigration, Compliance, and Homeland Security practice at a boutique immigration law firm until joining Jackson Lewis.

Mr. Neifach's practice focuses exclusively on immigration law. He specializes in advising corporate and individual clients on a broad range of issues, including maintaining strict workplace law compliance in an era of heightened government enforcement targeting employers, assisting clients who may encounter difficulties or delays in the visa process at United States Consular posts abroad, and government relations activities to enable business community dialogue with agency policymakers. He represents a variety of clients, ranging from large companies to private equity funds, and law firms to high profile individuals with specific ongoing immigration or visa problems.

Mr. Neifach has been a frequent speaker and invited participant at business and professional associations, including the American Bar Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and is frequently interviewed for national publications and journals.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Secretary of Homeland Security Award for Exceptional Service
  • U.S. Department of Justice Federal Service Award
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August 30, 2018
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Michael Neifach Comments on Implications of Surging I-9 Audits Targeting US Businesses

August 30, 2018

Michael Neifach comments on implications of I-9 audits on the rise as part of the Trump Administration’s broader efforts to focus on employer enforcement in "Immigration Attys Brace For Surging I-9 Audits," published by Law360.  Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

June 26, 2018
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Michael Neifach Discusses Implications of the Supreme Court's Travel Ban Ruling

June 26, 2018

Michael Neifach discusses implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Trump v. Hawaii, and its impact on travel ban waivers in "3 Takeaways From The High Court's Travel Ban Ruling," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

May 30, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 2018

May 30, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 30, 2018) 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 2018 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation... Read More

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July 9, 2018

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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

June 26, 2018

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban 3.0

June 26, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision has held that President Donald Trump’s Proclamation No. 9645, known as “Travel Ban 3.0,” can stand. Trump, et al. v. Hawaii, et al., No. 17-965 (June 26, 2018). Certain individuals from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen will continue to be subject to the ban. Chief... Read More

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ICE at Your Doorstep: The Rise in Worksite Raids and I-9 Audits

October 11, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 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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E-Verify Subject to Collective Bargaining
September 14, 2018

While I-9 compliance is important, companies cannot forget about other labor and employment laws. In May 2018, a meatpacking company in Illinois was caught between ICE and the National Labor Relations Board. ICE conducted an audit of the company’s I-9s. Upon notice of the audit, the company began implementing E-Verify. Read More

Government Immigration Enforcement Activity at Record High
August 5, 2018

ICE enforcement continues to hit record highs. The Agency has announced that it has served more than 5,200 I-9 audit notices to business owners across the country since January 2018. This was accomplished in two phases. From January to March, 2,540 notices were served, leading to 61 arrests. Read More

Haitian TPS Update: USCIS Backlog Results in Automatic 6-Month Work Authorization Extensions
July 25, 2018

USCIS will be issuing Notices of Continued Evidence of Work Authorization for certain Haitian TPS beneficiaries who applied for new EADs, but still have not received them. In November 2017, DHS announced that Haitian Temporary Protected Status would terminate on July 22, 2019. Read More