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Michael H. Neifach

Office Managing Principal
Washington, D.C. Region*

*Admitted only in DC

P 703-483-8300
F 703-483-8301
Michael.Neifach@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Michael Neifach is the Office Managing Principal of 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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May 15, 2019
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Michael Neifach Comments on Supreme Court Case that Could Expand State Immigration Enforcement

May 15, 2019

Michael Neifach discusses implications of the U.S. Supreme Court reviewing a case over the use of 1-9 employment authorization forms in state identity theft prosecutions in Law 360's "High Court Case Could Expand State Immigration Enforcement." Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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

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March 25, 2019

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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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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Received a No-Match Letter from SSA?
April 9, 2019

The Social Security Administration (SSA) No-Match letters to employers are notifications from SSA that an individual employee’s W-2 form does not match SSA’s records. Read More

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide If Immigration Law Preempts State Law Prosecution
March 26, 2019

Please see our legal update on the issue of whether the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) preempt states from using information in Form I-9 to prosecute a person under state law.… Read More

By Amy L. Peck, Michael H. Neifach and Collin O'Connor Udell

Temporary Protected Status Extended to 2020 for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan
March 6, 2019

TPS employment authorization has been extended automatically until January 2, 2020, for beneficiaries from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. In October 2018, a preliminary injunction was issued in Ramos v. Read More