KoKo Huang is an Associate in the Seattle office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Ms. Huang has extensive experience in business immigration law and employment law. Her 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. Immigrations and Custom 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 statues. Ms. Huang regularly presents at seminars and provides training to employers and human resource professionals on immigration and employment law.
Ms. Huang is chair of the Washington State Bar Association International Practice Section. She is the Asian Bar Association of Washington's Representative to the Minority Bar Associations' Diversity Survey. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Asian and Pacific American Bar Association.
Ms. Huang is admitted to practice in Washington State; the United States District Court, Western District of Washington; and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. She has been recognized as a 2014 “Rising Star” by Washington Super Lawyers.
Ms. Huang earned a B.A. from Bowdoin College in 2000 where she was on the Dean's List. 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. She received her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law in 2008, where she graduated cum laude; was Executive Editor, Seattle Journal for Social Justice; Quarterfinalist, James E. Bond Competition; Competitor; ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition; and Recipient, CALI Award for Legal Writing.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Ms. Huang is a volunteer with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), where she represents asylum applicants pro bono. She also volunteers at the King County Bar Association's International District Legal Clinic, actively participates in the Bowdoin Club of Seattle, and serves as an advisor to Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence, Inc.
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] Health Care Reform's Big Impact on HR
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (May 2012) [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]