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Jacob D. Cherry

Associate Atlanta

*Currently licensed in Maryland only.

Jacob D. Cherry is an immigration attorney in the Atlanta office.  His practice is focused on employment-based immigration and worksite compliance matters.

Jacob works with multinational organizations to secure immigration benefits for their employees and provide guidance on immigration-related compliance matters.  Jacob also counsels and advises employers on the implementation of immigration programs that align with specific hiring, employee retention, and global mobility goals, and he partners with companies to develop immigration strategies to address evolving adjudication standards at Citizenship & Immigration Services, the Department of State, the Department of Labor, and Customs & Border Protection.

Jacob is admitted to practice law in Maryland, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  He is a graduate of Emory University (B.A. in International Studies), and obtained his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.  He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  During law school, Jacob was a student attorney in the Immigration Clinic, in which he represented clients in asylum and removal defense matters.

Prior to joining Ogletree, Jacob was an attorney with a boutique immigration firm in Philadelphia, where he practiced employment-based immigration. He is also the author of various immigration-related publications.


Experience

Jacob has represented employers across a wide variety of industries, including information technology, financial services, health care and pharmaceuticals, higher education, and manufacturing.  He has represented foreign companies that seek to establish new operations in the U.S., and he has provided advice to foreign nationals who wish to start entrepreneurial ventures.  Jacob has also advised and counseled clients in a wide range of worksite compliance issues, including I-9 and E-Verify matters, as well as investigations by the Department of Labor and the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Published Works

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Our Insights

Buy American and Hire American: A Six Month Retrospective on Employment-Based Immigration

October 23, 2017

Is the Travel Ban Back On? Supreme Court to Decide Its Fate Next Term

June 26, 2017

President Trump Issues Revised Executive Order Suspending Admission for Certain Foreign Nationals from Six Designated Countries

March 06, 2017

Mapping the Impact From USCIS’s Surprise Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing

March 05, 2017

USCIS Calls Time Out on H-1B Premium Processing

March 03, 2017

UPDATE: Ninth Circuit Upholds TRO Halting President Trump’s Immigration Travel Ban

February 09, 2017

UPDATE: Federal Judge Issues Order Temporarily Halting President Trump’s Immigration Travel Ban

February 04, 2017

UPDATE: FAQs on the Impact of the Executive Order Suspending Admission to the U.S. of Foreign Nationals From Certain Designated Countries

February 03, 2017

FAQs on the Impact of the Executive Order Suspending Admission to the U.S. of Foreign Nationals From Certain Designated Countries

February 01, 2017

Immigration Travel Alert: New Executive Order Suspends Admission to the U.S. of Foreign Nationals From Certain Countries

January 28, 2017

Practical Implications of the High-Skilled Workers Regulation

January 17, 2017

Business Immigration in a Trump Administration

November 10, 2016

DHS Issues Proposed Rule for Changes to Employment of High-Skilled Foreign Workers

December 31, 2015

OSC “Pattern and Practice” Investigations to Continue

May 29, 2015

AAO Decision Clarifies Requirement to File Amended H-1B Petitions for Worksite Changes

April 16, 2015

FDNS Site Visit Program: Coming Soon to an L-1 Employer Near You

May 30, 2014

Media

Media Quotes

January 30, 2017 - Business Insurance - "Employers urged to wait for clarity on U.S. travel ban"
December 12, 2016 - Employment Alert - "Election Aftermath: Seven Areas of Impact for Employers"
January 13, 2016 - SHRM Online - "Proposed Rule Boosts Job Portability for Foreign Workers"

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