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Nicola Ai Ling Prall


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Nicola A.L. Prall is a Principal in the Raleigh, North Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ms. Prall practices global immigration law and employment law. She provides advice and counsel to employers on employment visas and employment verification issues, including E-Verify and I-9 compliance. Ms. Prall also provides advice and counsel on various employment law matters, including employee hiring and separation issues, preventative employment practices, and complaints regarding harassment and discrimination. Additionally, Ms. Prall has defended numerous employment discrimination cases.

Ms. Prall has presented frequently on immigration law and employment law issues. She also contributes to Jackson Lewis’ Immigration Blog and writes articles for The Carolina Employer. Ms. Prall has also written articles on retaliation and state E-Verify for NAPEO’s Legal Review.

She is a native of Brazil, and has lived in Hong Kong and England, before moving to the United States.

While at the University of Kentucky, School of Law, Ms. Prall served as Vice President of the Student Public Interest Law Foundation and Articles Editor for the Kentucky Law Journal in 2004. As an undergraduate, she studied European Union politics, minority issues, environmental policy, and citizenship issues at Copenhagen University in Denmark.

Honors and Recognitions

  • North Carolina Business Magazine “Legal Elite” for immigration (2018)
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake Women Attorneys

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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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June 6, 2018

H-1B Visa Rules Tightening for Outsourcing and Staffing Companies

June 6, 2018

The Trump Administration has been targeting outsourcing and staffing firms that use H-1B non-immigrant visas, the most popular employment-based visa for foreign professional workers. The Administration has issued guidance after guidance since March 2017 that add requirements for such firms. Rather than hiring workers one by one, U.S.... Read More

October 12, 2016

Jackson Lewis Employers’ Immigration Update - No. 22, October 2016

October 12, 2016

Supreme Court Tied on Expansion of Obama Deferred Deportation Orders The U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 tie in a case appealing a nationwide injunction on the Obama Administration’s plans to expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and create the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent... Read More

June 20, 2016

Colorado Repeals State Employment Verification Requirement

June 20, 2016

Beginning on August 10, 2016, Colorado employers will be relieved of the additional state verification and retention obligations related to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Since January 1, 2007, Colorado employers have been required to verify the work authorization of all newly hired employees — in essence,... Read More

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Akron, OH
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2018 Akron Employment Law Conference

November 7, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
3180 W Market Street - Akron, OH
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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The Cancellation of DACA – What Options Are Left for Dreamers and Employers

September 28, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
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Immigration Hot Topics and Year-In-Review

December 10, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
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H-1B Visa Rules Tightening for Outsourcing and Staffing Companies
June 7, 2018

The Trump Administration’s targeting of outsourcing and staffing firms that use H-1B non-immigrant visas has been a hot topic over the past year and promises to be an area of continued focus in the near future.  Please see our full publication on that topic here.… Read More

DACA Litigation and Legislation Update
May 15, 2018

DACA was set to terminate on March 5, 2018, based on President Donald Trump’s September 2017 announcement. To avoid the termination, the President challenged Congress to negotiate a legislative solution for the Dreamers. Negotiations ensued, but so did litigation and the issuance of an injunction. Read More

Lawsuits Over Rescission of DACA
September 13, 2017

On September 6, 2017, the day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the rescission of DACA, 15 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s DACA rescission. Read More

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2018 H-1B Visa Season Recap

Talley Parker discusses the H-1B visa, one of the most highly sought-after visas sought by employers who want to hire foreign nationals via the H-1B visa program for employment for the upcoming fiscal year. The H-1B temporary work visa is common for those in specialty occupations, typically professional positions requiring at least a...

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