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Michael H. Neifach

Principal
Washington, D.C. Region

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

Biography

Michael Neifach is a Principal in 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 7, 2017
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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 2, 2017
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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

May 31, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500

May 31, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 31, 2017) 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 2017 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee health and retirement plans,... Read More

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January 25, 2018

Supreme Court Birthright-Citizenship Decision Not Retroactive, State Department Clarifies

January 25, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a federal citizenship statute setting different residency requirements for U.S. citizen fathers and mothers violates the Equal Protection Clause will apply only to individuals born on or after June 12, 2017, according to the updated Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM). It therefore would appear that an... Read More

January 24, 2018

When ICE Knocks

January 24, 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ICE’s mission is to protect the country from cross-border crime and illegal immigration. The agency focuses on illegal trade, prevention of terrorism, and even repatriation of stolen art. ICE also is responsible for enforcement... Read More

January 19, 2018

Implications of a Government Shutdown on Federal Contractors

January 19, 2018

A government shutdown looms on January 20, when the current government funding expires at midnight on January 19. The fact that one political party has control of both the White House and Congress makes this instance historically unique. The 2013 government shutdown lasted two weeks and caused havoc for many government... Read More

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Immigration Year-In-Review

December 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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Restaurant Industry Insights: What Enhanced Immigration Enforcement Means for Your Business

March 22, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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January 20th and Beyond: Workplace Law Under President-Elect Donald Trump

January 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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When ICE Knocks
January 24, 2018

We previously blogged on ICE’s nearly 100 raids of 7-Eleven stores in connection with the announcement of its new enforcement priorities.  Please see our latest publication on what to do in the event of an ICE raid.… Continue Reading Read More

DHS Issues Re-registration Information for El Salvadorans in Temporary Protected Status
January 18, 2018

Following the official Federal Register notice of the termination and re-registration period for Haitian TPS beneficiaries, DHS also has published the notice of termination and re-registration period for El Salvadoran TPS beneficiaries. Haitian TPS beneficiaries will terminate on July 22, 2019. Read More

Haitian Temporary Protected Status Re-registration To Begin
January 17, 2018

The long-awaited announcement of the 60-day re-registration period for Haitian TPS beneficiaries is about to be published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018. The re-registration period will begin immediately upon publication. Read More