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 advises both U.S. and foreign employers with regard to immigration matters.

He works closely with employers to structure their immigration programs and develop long-term visa strategies for key employees. He has experience in obtaining non-immigrant work visas and employment-based immigrant visas for management, professional and specialized skill employees. In addition, he advises on I-9 compliance, E-Verify, and foreign country immigration laws and visa procedures.

He has lectured on business and commercial law at university level in Africa and promoted education, democracy and governance programs in Africa.

Honors and Recognitions

•fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society (FCCS)


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...

March 12, 2015

Jackson Lewis Employers' Immigration Update - No. 17, March 2015

March 12, 2015

H-1B Cap Filing Opens April 1, 2015 Employers must be ready to file their completed H-1B visa petitions on April 1, 2015. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) allocates 65, 000 new H-1B visas each fiscal year (running October 1 - September 30) and another 20, 000 H-1Bs are reserved for individuals who received a master'...


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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