Amy C. Cococcia is a partner based in the New York office and is a leading member of the firm’s practice group dedicated to compliance. In 2015, Amy was on a short term assignment in the Singapore and Malaysian offices where she was instrumental in the opening and the development of the firm’s new office in Kuala Lumpur; to serve the growing needs of our global clients in the Asia Pacific region.
Her clients span a wide range of industries, including multinational companies in financial services and accounting; architectural; entertainment retail; manufacturing; scientific; and staffing services; and technology development, marketing and publishing industries.
She also utilizes her specialized experience in immigration and compliance to counsel a worldwide conglomerate organization, helping them to ensure that their workforce meets U.S. requirements for employment authorization and verification.
Having practiced immigration law for more than 19 years, Amy has extensive experience representing both corporate and individual clients regarding professional work visas, extraordinary ability petitions, family-based permanent residency, and complex citizenship and naturalization matters.
Amy regularly counsels clients regarding employer sanctions and I-9 compliance issues. She is a member of the firm’s Compliance Committee, dedicated to benchmarking compliance trends, compiling successful compliance strategies, creating corporate compliance policies and representing corporations before U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Amy has assisted individuals with complex U.S. naturalization matters, as well as individual labor certification and other employment-based cases. Amy also provided guidance to natives of Haiti on applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and work authorization following the earthquake in Haiti.
Previously, Amy was involved with The Door, a New York City-based organization that provides comprehensive youth development services. Amy counseled children at a monthly clinic on varying immigration issues that ranged from work authorization to green cards and naturalization.
Amy speaks English and French.
- Represented employers before U.S. government agencies regarding compliance with I-9 audits
- Provided counsel to a major multinational financial information technology company on I-9 policy development and program implementation for compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act
- Offered guidance to clients on integration of recent reforms to I-9 compliance and related issues into their recruitment and hiring processes
- Advised clients under Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation on I-9 compliance, Social Security Administration “No-Match” regulations, and the U.S. Government’s E-Verify program
- Brooklyn Law School | J.D., 1998
- Tufts University | B.A., 1993
Bar Admissions: New York, New Jersey
Court Admission: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, U.S. Supreme Court
- Fellow, Foreign Policy Association
- Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Member, American Foreign Law Association
- Member, New York City Bar Association
- Member, Federal Bar Council
- Board Member, Tufts Lawyers Association
- Former Member, International Human Rights Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2001-2004)
- Former Member, First Decade Committee of the Federal Bar Council
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