KoKo Huang is an Associate in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has extensive experience in business immigration law and employment law.
Ms. Huang's immigration practice focuses on assisting employers with a wide range of employment-based immigration matters. She advises clients on best practices and compliance with disclosure and documentation requirements from governmental agencies such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Labor, and Department of State. She assists employers in various industries with securing work authorization for foreign national employees in the United States (e.g. H-1B, L, TN, E, O visas). She also represents companies and individuals in the preparation of employment-based immigrant petitions and permanent residence applications.
Ms. Huang's employment law experience includes counseling clients on defending employment claims involving discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge. She also advises clients on hiring; terminations; wage and hour issues; EEOC charges; and federal, state, and local employment statutes. Ms. Huang regularly presents at seminars and provides training to employers and human resource professionals on immigration and employment law.
Ms. Huang spent a year of her undergraduate education abroad in China at Fudan University in Shanghai and Nanjing University in Nanjing, studying Chinese culture, development and economics. While attending law school, she was Executive Editor of the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and was a recipient of the CALI Award for Legal Writing. Ms. Huang also speaks Mandarin Chinese and Shanghai dialect.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence, Inc., Advisor
•Bowdoin Club of Seattle
•Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Volunteer representing asylum applicants pro bono
•Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), Volunteer
• Health Care Reform's Big Impact on HR, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (May 2012) [Co-Author]
• Labor and Employment Relations, Doing Business in Washington State: A Guide for Foreign Businesses and Investment, Ch. 23, 5th Ed. (July 2010) [Co-Author]
• Health Care Reform's Big Impact on HR, Washington Healthcare News Vol. 5 (June 2010) [Co-Author]
• Note, Reimaging and Redefining the Dream: A Proposal for Improving Access to Higher Education for undocumented Immigrants, Seattle J. Soc. Just Vol. 6, Is. 431 (May 2007) [Author]
In the News
January 4, 2016
Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter
January 4, 2016
Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the fourth quarter of 2015. 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 the firm...
Supreme Court Tie Blocks Expansion of DACA and Creation of DAPA
June 23, 2016
Disappointing many, the U.S. Supreme Court has tied 4-4 in a case appealing a nationwide injunction on the Obama Administration's executive action expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and creating the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs. United States v.
By KoKo Ye Huang
Department of Homeland Security Issues Final Rule for Additional Period of Work Authorization for STEM Graduates
March 9, 2016
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a final rule that allows foreign graduates of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (“STEM”) programs from U.S. universities an additional 24 months of F-1 Optional Practical Training (“OPT”) work authorization.
By KoKo Ye Huang