Overview

Jenny advises multinational, regional and local clients on diverse employment-based immigration matters, closely partnering with employers and employees to navigate the ever-changing immigration landscape.

Jenny has extensive experience counseling clients on the range of temporary and permanent employment-based immigration options, collaborating with clients to develop comprehensive and creative immigration strategies, policies and systems, and advising clients on immigration compliance questions. Jenny’s practice has afforded her the opportunity to partner with clients in a broad range of industries, including higher education, information technology, financial services and fintech, medical device development and manufacturing, consumer retail and ecommerce, fitness and sports, healthcare, engineering and television, among others.

Jenny has worked in the field of employment-based immigration for more than 20 years. Prior to law school, she worked as an immigration paralegal at a large corporate immigration firm in San Francisco, California. She has been a licensed attorney, practicing almost exclusively in employment-based immigration law, since 2006. She regularly presents at local and regional immigration conferences and is an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law where she co-teaches immigration law.

Services

Experience

  • Nonimmigrant Petitions (H, L, O, TN, E, P⁠­–⁠⁠1)
  • J⁠­–⁠⁠1 Waiver Applications for Foreign Medical Graduates, scholars and researchers
  • Labor Certification Applications
  • PERM Labor Certifications
  • Adjustment of Status Applications
  • I⁠­–⁠⁠9 and Labor Condition Application Compliance
  • Immigrant Visa Petitions
    • Extraordinary Ability
    • Outstanding Researcher
    • National Interest Waiver Petitions

Credentials

Education

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Macalester College, B.A., 1999, cum laude

Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2006

Languages

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Mentor and Member
  • Advocates for Human Rights, Volunteer Attorney

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Co-Presenter, Special Considerations Related to High Skilled Workers and Processing Time Delays, Upper Midwest, May 20, 2022

Co-Presenter, Preparing for the 2022 H1B Lottery, Fredrikson & Byron Immigration Webinar, February 17, 2022

Co-Presenter, 10 Keys to the Kingdom of Permanent Residence for Postdoctoral Scholars and Researchers: Guidelines Leading to the 'Green Card', NAFSA All-Region Summit, October 4, 2021

Presenter, The Complete Lawyer, Immigration Law, June 9, 2021

Co-Presenter, A New Dawn: A Look at U.S. Immigration Policies and Practices at the Start of the Biden Administration, Fredrikson & Byron Immigration Webinar, February 23, 2021

Presenter, Immigration Law—Overview and Landscape Since 2017, National Federation of Paralegal Associations, October 22, 2020

Co-Presenter, Breaking the Blockade: Strategies for Essential Foreign Workers, Fredrikson & Byron Immigration Webinar, October 8, 2020

Presenter, Introduction to Employment Based Immigration, Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference, May 29, 2020

Co-Author, Some Year-End Thoughts: Changes and Consistencies in Immigration Law and Policy Relevant to Universities and Academic Medical Centers, Unpublished Manuscript (available through authors), December 2019

Co-Presenter, The H-2B and H-2A Temporary Work Visa Programs: Updates and Trends for the 2020 Filing Season, Fredrikson & Byron Immigration Webinar, October 23, 2019

Presenter, Immigration and Nationality Law, MN CLE The Complete Lawyer, June 4, 2019

Co-Presenter, The New Normal for Business Immigration Under 'Hire American', Fredrikson & Byron Immigration Seminar, May 8, 2019

Co-Presenter, Immigration Alerts—What Every Employer Should Know, MRA Federal and Minnesota Employment Law Update, March 14, 2019

Co-Presenter, Immigration Options for Health Care Practitioners, Fredrikson & Byron Webinar, March 13, 2019

Moderator, The DOL and Your H-1B and PERM Practice: Tips, Tools and Updates from the Trenches, Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference, March 2018

Co-Author, Immigration Recordkeeping: The Essentials of I-9 Compliance Legal QuickSheet, published by Minnesota CLE, 2017

Presenter, Updates in Employment-Based Immigration—A Presentation for Members of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota, American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota, November 2016

Presenter, Immigration Basics—Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Statuses and Opportunities, Minnesota CLE Webinar, October 2016

Presenter, Immigration Issues Relevant to the Engineering Industry, American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota, November 2015

Presenter, Welcome to our World: The Nuts and Bolts of Employment-Based Permanent Residency Processing, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Session, November 2015

Presenter, Form I-9 and Immigration Compliance Basics, Employment Law Institute (ELI), May 2015

Moderator, Extra! Extra! The Latest News on Extraordinary Ability, Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference, May 2015

Presenter, Client Management from Day One: Intake and Beyond, Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference, May 2014

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