Michael H. Neifach > Jackson Lewis P.C. > Washington, D.C. Region, United States > Lawyer Profile

Jackson Lewis P.C.
10701 Parkridge Boulevard
Suite 300
Reston, VA 20191
United States


Office Managing Principal


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.

Michael 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, he oversaw the Immigration, Compliance, and Homeland Security practice at a boutique immigration law firm until joining Jackson Lewis.

Michael’s practice focuses exclusively on immigration law. He advises 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.

Michael 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.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Immigration

At Jackson Lewis P.C. team has experience advising on non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters and regulatory compliance work. The team is jointly managed by Omaha-based Amy Peck who handles employment-based immigration law and business immigration expert Otieno Ombok in New York. In Washington DC, co-head of the group Michael H. Neifach advises on border security matters and represent employers in investigations by the Department of Homeland Security. He is supported by Brenda Oliver who joined from Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy in September 2021. Also in DC is Minnie Fu, who co-leads the international employment practice group and is the key contact for employment visas. The team also advises on travel restrictions, particularly amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.