Otieno B. Ombok: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Otieno B. Ombok

White Plains,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Immigration
  • Airline and Airline Service Providers
  • Automotive
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Gaming and Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Technology and Telecom
Law SchoolUniversity of Nairobi, LL.B., First Class Honors, 1994; University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, LL.M., 1996
Admitted2002, New York

bar & professional association memberships

American Bar Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association

LanguagesLuo; Swahili

Otieno B. Ombok is a Shareholder 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)


September 16, 2015

Jackson Lewis Employers' Immigration Update - No. 19, September 2015

September 16, 2015

Revised Procedures for Determining Visa Availability for Applicants Waiting to File for Adjustment of Status U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of State have announced new procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file adjustment of status applications. Prior to this change, DOS...

June 10, 2015

Jackson Lewis Employers' Immigration Update - No. 18, June 2015

June 10, 2015

H-1B Numbers Up More Than 35% USCIS received approximately 233,000 petitions for fiscal year 2016 beginning in October 2015. Last year, USCIS received 172,500 petitions, meaning there was an increase of over 35% from last year. USCIS randomly selected petitions to meet the general category cap of 65,000 and the advance degree...

May 8, 2015

Restrictive DHS, DOL Rule on H-2B Foreign Labor Certification Program Makes Visa More Difficult for Employers

May 8, 2015

The Department of Labor's and the Department of Homeland Security's joint Interim Final Rule (IFR) imposes new burdens on the certification of employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary, non-agricultural employment and stiffens enforcement obligations applicable to employers of H-2B workers and U.S. workers similarly...


DOL H-2B Rule Modifies Application Process, Strengthens Worker Protection; Effective April 23, 2012
March 14, 2012

Reversing many of the critical reforms initiated in 2009 that streamlined the H-2B application process, the U.S. Department of Labor has amended its regulations governing the certification of the employment of foreign workers performing temporary or seasonal non-agricultural labor or services under the H-2B visa program.

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Florida Court Again Strikes Down DOL H-2B Regulations
Kevin Lashus,Otieno B. Ombok, March 30, 2015
The Department of Labor lacks authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act to issue regulations in the H-2B program, a Florida federal district court has ruled, vacating the DOL’s 2008 H-2B regulations establishing standards and procedures for certifying employers’ requests to...

USCIS Resumes H-2B Adjudications
Otieno B. Ombok, March 30, 2015
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will resume adjudications of H-2B petitions, even though it will continue to suspend premium processing until further notice.
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Otieno B. Ombok

44 South Broadway, 14th Floor
White PlainsNY 10601


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