Sean G. Hanagan: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Sean G. Hanagan

Principal
White Plains,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone914-872-6879

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Practice Areas

  • Immigration
  • International Employment Issues
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Gaming and Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Technology and Telecom
 
University Saint Michael's College, B.A., cum laude, 1991; Temple University Japan, Tokyo, Japanese
 
Law SchoolAmerican University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1995; Temple University Japan, Tokyo, International Law
 
Admitted1996, New York
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Activities

American Bar Association, Immigration Section
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Immigration and Human Trafficking Committee, Vice-Chair
American Immigration Lawyers Association

 
LanguagesJapanese
 
Born1969
 
Biography

Sean G. Hanagan is a Principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Working with human resources professionals and in-house counsel, he helps employers develop business solutions and policies for the hire and movement of international staff. Mr. Hanagan advises on I-9 employment eligibility verification, E-Verify and social security issues, and on best practices to avoid hiring-related discrimination. He defends companies subject to government audits and investigations, and guides employers through the process of securing employment visas for critical foreign staff. Mr. Hanagan speaks regularly before employer organizations and writes on workplace law subjects.

He studied Japanese and International law at Temple University Japan, in Tokyo.

Practice Focus Areas

•Assuring immigration benefits compliance by advising on DHS post-approval site visits and public access files for visa petitions, and training employers' staff on proper records maintenance
•Conducting I-9 internal audits and developing Social Security No-Match notification procedures and policies for employers
•Creating and implementing employee I-9 verification procedures and programs that meet ICE and civil rights requirements
•Representing employers under immigration investigations, civil I-9 audits, or who have been subject to ICE worksite operations
•Negotiating with ICE on behalf of corporate clients to reduce or avoid costly fines and federal contract debarment
•Conducting internal reviews of potential violations of employee verification policies and immigration laws, and formulating action plans to ensure legal compliance
•Reviewing the verification processes of clients' contractors and temporary worker providers
•Developing employee recruiting and hiring strategies to minimize visa cap implications and maximize potential use of cap exemptions and alternative avenues to the H-1B category
•Counseling employers on international transfers and travel strategies for executives, managers, engineers, scientists, chemists, athletes, and specialized and key employees, including advice regarding security issues that may affect entry to the United States
•Preparing and filing temporary employment visa petitions, including among others E, I, J, H, L, O, P, R and TN visas

Honors and Recognitions

•Business Council of Westchester, “40 under 40 Rising Star” (2008)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Japan Society
•Rotary International

Published Works

Immigration For Employers, bi-annual newsletter Contributor and Editor, and editor of practice group blogs, articles and quarterly immigration e-blast
•“Employing International Workers, Inside the Minds series (2013 Edition) [Chapter Author]
•“Workplace Law Implications of 2012 Presidential Election, ” Jackson Lewis Preventive Strategies (October 2012)
•“How The Immigration Policy Stalemate is Hurting Businesses and the Economy, ” Inside Counsel (July 2012) [Quoted]

Speeches and Presentations

•“U.S. Immigration Law Reform: What You Don't Hear in the Press, ” American Bar Association Labor And Employment Mid-Winter Conference (March 2014)
•Pro-Bono Partnership Immigration Presentation, Westchester, New York (November 2013)
•“Legal Quick Hit: Employment-Based Immigration Options for Foreign Workers in the U.S.” Association of Corporate Counsel Webcast Presentation (June 2013)
•“Immigration Reform: The Employment Perspective, ” American Bar Association CLE Webinar (April 2013)
•NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference Speaker (June 2011)

Publications

January 5, 2016

Hospitals, Medical Providers Come under Scrutiny for Potentially Discriminatory Ads

January 5, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has been notifying hospitals and medical providers by letter that their advertisements placed through the Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (“CASPR”) for podiatric residency

December 4, 2015

Jackson Lewis Employers' Immigration Update - No. 20, December 2015

December 4, 2015

Proposed STEM OPT Rule PublishedThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security has proposed amending its regulations on the optional practical training (“OPT”) program to allow international F-1 students with U.S. degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics (“STEM”) - attained from

November 9, 2015

Proposed New Optional Practical Training (OPT) Rules

November 9, 2015

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has proposed amending its regulations on the optional practical training (“OPT”) program to allow international F-1 students with U.S. degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics (“STEM”) - attained from accredited institutions - to extend

Blogs

Immigration

The Goldilocks Principle - The Dangers of Overzealous I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
December 8, 2011

Employers navigating the I-9 employment eligibility verification process for new hires are confronted with a gauntlet of confusing rules, standards, and exceptions to the rules that some have opined are deliberately designed to make the innocuous looking one-page form a magnet for errors.

By Sean G. Hanagan

Immigration

Department of Homeland Security Issues long awaited final Electronic I-9 rules
July 26, 2010

In April 2005 when Public Law 108-390 went into effect allowing for employers to sign and retain I-9 employment eligibility verification forms electronically, employers and immigration practitioners alike may have been justifiably confused as provisional guidance from the Department of Homeland Security's ICE (Immigration Customs an

By Sean G. Hanagan

Immigration

Jackson Lewis Delivers Immigration Insights to Forbes Readers
April 7, 2010

Forbes.com recently explored the pitfalls faced by foreign business visitors attempting to enter the United States on short-term trips. Jackson Lewis' Global Immigration practice group Partners Davis Bae and Sean Hanagan were quoted extensively.

By Sean G. Hanagan

In the News

July 7, 2015

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Expands Immigration Practice in Boston

July 7, 2015

BOSTON, MA (July 7, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Gary A. Pappas and Meredith K. Stewart have joined the firm's Boston office. They were previously the two principals in the boutique Boston immigration firm of Pappas, Lenzo

July 7, 2015

Law 360

Sean Hanagan, Gary Pappas, Andrew Pickett and Meredith Stewart Comment on Jackson Lewis' New Boston Team

July 7, 2015

Sean Hanagan, Gary Pappas, Andrew Pickett and Meredith Stewart discuss Jackson Lewis' Boston growth in Law 360's “Jackson Lewis Adds Immigration Shareholder, GC In Boston.”Subscription may be required to view article

June 9, 2015

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015

June 9, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 9, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation:

 
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Proposed New Optional Practical Training (OPT) Rules
Sujata Ajmera,Lucrecia M. Davis,Minnie Fu,Raazia K. Hall,Sean G. Hanagan, November 12, 2015
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has proposed amending its regulations on the optional practical training (“OPT”) program to allow international F-1 students with U.S. degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics (“STEM”) — attained from...

Restrictive DHS, DOL Rule on H-2B Foreign Labor Certification Program Makes Visa More Difficult for Employers
Sujata Ajmera,Lucrecia M. Davis,Minnie Fu,Raazia K. Hall,Sean G. Hanagan, May 15, 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...

“Stalemate” in Congress over Executive Orders as DHS Spending Bill Deadline Approaches
Sean G. Hanagan, March 30, 2015
With a one-party majority in both houses of Congress after the 2014 mid-term elections, observers have been watching for signs of greater cooperation, and die-hard optimists even hope for legislation addressing the country’s broken immigration system. Alas, political brinksmanship appears to...

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44 South Broadway, 14th Floor
White PlainsNY 10601




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