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Otieno B. Ombok

Principal
White Plains

P 914-872-6895
F 914-946-1216
Otieno.Ombok@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Otieno B. Ombok is a Principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Ombok specializes in all aspects of employment-based non-immigration and immigrant visa petitions. He also advises on I-9 compliance issues as well as outbound immigration matters. He has a natural facility in addressing client issues such advises both U.S. and foreign employers with regard to immigration matters. He has a natural facility in addressing client issues pertaining to healthcare visas for medical professionals, researchers and scientists.

He has taught business law as an Adjunct Professor with the United States International University in Nairobi and worked with various nonprofit groups running educations, democracy and governance programs in Africa.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Distinguished Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society (FCCS)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

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April 30, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter 2018

April 30, 2018

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2018. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

April 27, 2018
SHRM

Otieno Ombok Discusses Implications of Onsite Training Restriction on Staffing Agencies Hiring OPT STEM Students

April 27, 2018

Otieno Ombok discusses implications of USCIS updating its STEM OPT (Optional Practical Training) webpage, with a change in their interpretation of regulations regarding STEM OPT extension eligibility in "USCIS Restricts Third-Party Placement of STEM OPT Students," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view... Read More

April 27, 2018
SHRM

Otieno Ombok Discusses Implications of Onsite Training Restriction on Staffing Agencies Hiring OPT STEM Students

April 27, 2018

Otieno Ombok discusses implications of USCIS updating its STEM OPT (Optional Practical Training) webpage, with a change in their interpretation of regulations regarding STEM OPT extension eligibility in "USCIS Restricts Third-Party Placement of STEM OPT Students," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view... Read More

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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

March 11, 2016

Jackson Lewis Employers’ Immigration Update - No. 21, March 2016

March 11, 2016

H-1B Cap Filing Alert Each year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issues 65,000 H-1B visas and 20,000 “master’s cap” visas. April 1, 2016, is the first day on which an H-1B petition may be filed for FY 2017, in anticipation of an October 1, 2016, start date. Last year, USCIS accepted 233,000 petitions in... Read More

January 5, 2016

Hospitals, Medical Providers Come under Scrutiny for Potentially Discriminatory Ads

January 5, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has been notifying hospitals and medical providers by letter that their advertisements placed through the Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (“CASPR”) for podiatric residency... Read More

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Insights: How to Prepare for Rescission of H-4 Employment Program
May 30, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, at the government’s request, has been holding a case on the viability of H-4 EADs in abeyance for about six months. Read More

USCIS Introduces Onsite Training Restriction on Staffing Agencies Hiring OPT STEM Students
April 23, 2018

The 2016 STEM regulations made it more difficult for staffing agencies and consulting companies to sponsor graduating F-1 OPT employees for the two-year STEM OPT extension. Read More

New USCIS Guidance Clarifies Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites
March 23, 2018

Further to President Donald Trump’s Buy American and Hire American executive order, which directs the DHS to protect the interests of U.S. Read More