Otieno B. Ombok is a principal in the White Plains, New York office, and he is co-leader of the firm's Immigration practice group.
Otieno has been practicing immigration law at Jackson Lewis for almost 20 years and he advises employers on business immigration strategy, counseling, and implementation. His practice covers all aspects of employment-based immigration into the United States. He works closely with employers to structure their immigration programs and develop long-term visa strategies for key employees in various industries, including manufacturing, telecommunications, Big Pharma, and healthcare. He has extensive experience in obtaining non-immigrant work visas and employment-based immigrant visas for professional, management, and specialized skill employees. He also advises employers on I-9 and E-Verify compliance as well as helping coordinate outbound (non-U.S.) immigration matters. He has a natural facility in addressing client issues pertaining to work visas for outstanding researchers, scientists, and medical professionals
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Otieno worked with various nonprofit groups running education, democracy and governance programs in Africa and taught business law as adjunct lecturer with a university in Kenya.
Honors and Recognitions
- Lawdragon, "100 Leading Immigration Lawyers" (2023)
- Distinguished Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society (FCCS)
- Legal 500 USA, “Recommended Attorney” (2022-present)
- The National Law Review, Go-To Thought Leadership Award (2022)