Former Chief Counsel, Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Michael Neifach has served in senior national security and immigration positions at the White House Homeland Security Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He served as Principal Legal Advisor at ICE from July 2007 through January 2009. He is currently the Office Managing Principal of the Washington, D.C. Region office of the Jackson Lewis P.C. and is co-leader of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group.

Mr. Neifach is frequently quoted in national news media including recently in Forbes, the New York Times, the Houston Chronicle, and Politico. He was appointed to serve on the ABA Commission on Immigration (2016-2019).

Honors and Recognitions

  • Secretary of Homeland Security Award for Exception Service
  • U.S. Department of Justice Federal Service Award