Jackson Lewis has picked up Michael Neifach as a partner in its immigration practice in Washington. Neifach joins from Reson, Va.-based Goel & Anderson, where he chaired the immigration compliance, enforcement and homeland security practice.
From 1991 until 2009, Neifach served in federal government positions. When he returned to the private sector, Neifach was serving as general counsel to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division of the Homeland Security Department.
At Jackson Lewis, Neifach will be a member of the global immigration practice group. His practice focuses on advising corporate and individual clients on issues such as maintaining workplace law compliance and assisting clients who encounter delays in the visa process at United States Consular posts abroad.
In a statement, Sean Hanagan, chair of Jackson Lewis’ immigration practice, said, “Michael’s leading role at the Department of Homeland Security and his familiarity with Washington’s decision makers and the immigration policy making process helps assure our clients that we are providing best-of-class legal services in the immigration sector.”
Neifach was not immediately available for comment.