Staci M. Jenkins
Cincinnati Chair, Spotlight on Women
Staci, a member of the Labor & Employment group in the Cincinnati office, focuses on employment-based immigration. While she counts several global and Fortune 500 companies among the clients she counsels, she also concentrates on advising health care entities, including hospitals, health care practices, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.
Staci is the Cincinnati office vice chair of the firm’s women’s initiative, Spotlight on Women®, and vice president of the Cincinnati chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.
Staci’s immigration practice includes:
- Providing guidance to employers on strategies for sponsoring employees for immigrant and non-immigrant visas.
- Counseling employers on how immigration sponsorship can enhance their retention and recruitment efforts.
- Helping health care practices sponsor physicians for J-1 visa waivers.
- Obtaining H-1B, PERM and EB-2 approvals for physicians.
- Assisting extraordinary physicians in obtaining O-1 status.
- Counseling employers on I-9 compliance by developing policies, providing training and conducting on-site or remote audits.
- Counseling employers on use of E-Verify.
- Developing immigration-related policies, such as setting employer/employee financial obligations for various stages of immigrant and non-immigrant sponsorship.
- Conducting due diligence to identify immigration issues within corporate transactions.
- "Updates on FY 2022 H-1B Registration, the Selection Process and Required Wages," Thompson Hine Immigration Update, February 2021
- “New Rule Could Bring Substantial Changes to H-1B Program,” Thompson Hine Immigration Update, January 2021
- “Directive Barring Foreign National Students from Studying Online Reversed,” Thompson Hine COVID-19 Update, July 2020
- “Presidential Proclamation Extends Green Card Limitations and Reduces Temporary Visas,” Thompson Hine COVID-19 Update, June 2020
- “Presidential Proclamation Limits Green Card Issuance in Effort to Reduce Job Competition,” Thompson Hine COVID-19 Update, April 2020
- "Immigration Compliance," Thompson Hine Compliance Check 2020, October 2019
- “How All Employers – Even Those Who Do Not Sponsor Employees – Are Being Impacted by the Trump Administration’s Changes in Policy,” Thompson Hine The Law@Work Newsletter, Fall 2017
- “Travel Considerations for Employers and Universities in Light of Executive Order,” Thompson Hine Immigration Update, February 2017
- “Planning for H-1B Cap Season Under the Trump Administration,” Thompson Hine Immigration Update, January 2017
- “Companies Should Prepare for Possibility of More Than 700,000 Young Employees Losing Work Authorization,” Thompson Hine Immigration Update, December 2016
- “Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Requiring Government Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave,” Thompson Hine Labor & Employment @lert, October 2016
- “Deadline Approaching for STEM Graduates Within Their 17-Month Optional Practical Training Extensions to Apply for Additional Extension,” Thompson Hine Immigration Update, July 2016
- “Plan Now for H-1B Cap Season,” Thompson Hine Immigration Update, January 2016
- “Changes from DOS & USCIS Create Uncertainty & Confusion for Those Pursuing Permanent Residency,” Thompson Hine The Law@Work Newsletter, Fall 2015
- “OFCCP Issues Final Rule on Pay Transparency for Government Contractors,” Thompson Hine Labor & Employment @lert, September 2015
- “Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants seeking Employment-Based Lawful Permanent Residence,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, July 2015
- “Employment Eligibility Closer for Some H-1B Professionals’ Spouses,” Thompson Hine Immigration Update, February 2015
- “Plan Now for H-1B Cap Season,” Thompson Hine Immigration Update, February 2015
- “Government Contractors Face Additional Equal Pay Obligations,” Thompson Hine Labor & Employment @lert, April 2014
- “Minimum Wage to Increase for Certain Federal Contractors,” Thompson Hine Labor & Employment @lert, March 2014
- “OFCCP Releases New Self-Identification Form for Federal Contractors,” Thompson Hine Labor & Employment @lert, January 2014
- "Plan Now for H1-B Cap Season," Thompson Hine Immigration Update, January 2014
- Co-author, "Managing H-1B Employees In A Down Economy," Employment Law360 website, December 2009
- "Though Well-Intentioned, GINA Needs To Be Clarified," Employment Law360, May 2008
- Co-author, "Is Your Client Using Illegal Immigrant Workers?", Inside, publication of the Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association, Summer 2007
- “Will the Biden Administration Unwind Immigration Policy Implemented by the Trump Administration?”, Thompson Hine Webinar, February 9, 2021
- “Hot Topics on Employment Based Immigration,” AILA, Ohio Chapter, April 20, 2016
- “Navigating Your Career,” 8th Annual Ohio Diversity & Leadership Conference, October 29, 2015
- “Secrets of Confident Women,” 8th Annual Ohio Diversity & Leadership Conference, October 30, 2015
- "A Woman's Secret to Success: Developing and Balancing Self-Confidence," Cincinnati Women in Leadership Symposium, September 2015
- “Strategies Seeking an H-1B Extension Beyond the Six Year Limit,” AILA Webinar, July 2015
- “Immigration Sponsorship Options for Health Care Professionals,” client training program, 2015
- “Fostering Innovation: Increasing Your Talent Pool Using Immigration Sponsorship,” poster selected for exhibition at 2014 Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Annual Conference, Chicago, November 12-14, 2014
- “Immigration Hot Topics,” legal update seminar for clients, December 2013
- “Employment Based Immigration,” Cincinnati Bar Association, August 2013
- “Go to the Head of the Class: Extraordinary Ways to Avoid PERM and Visa Backlogs,” AILA Mid-South/Ohio Fall CLE Conference, October 2013
- “Permanent Residency Options for Physicians,” client training program, 2011 and 2013
- “I-9 Compliance & Audits,” legal update for HR professionals, June 2012 and June 2013
- “ICE is Knocking on Doors – Are You Prepared for an I-9 Audit?” Lorman Education Services, March 2011 and February 2013
- “Work Sponsorship Options for Health Care Professionals,” client training program, 2010
- “Tricks of the Trade – How to Detect Fraudulent Documents,” client training program, 2011 and 2012
- “Seven Deadly Wage and Hour Mistakes,” Labor & Employment seminar (co-presented with Stephen Richey), May 20, 2008
- “I-9 Compliance Training,” client HR summit, presented annually since 2007
- “Hiring Foreign Nationals: Recruitment through the First Day of Employment,” Labor & Employment seminar, May 24, 2007
- “Immigration Reform Update: Impact on Employers,” Labor & Employment seminar, May 24, 2007
- Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the field of Immigration Law
- Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star, 2018-2020
- Rising Star, YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement, 2012
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Cincinnati Bar Association
- Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
- Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, Community Advisory Board, 2014-present
- WE Lead – Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Development Program for Women, Class 9
- ArtsWave Campaign, funds development, 2013
- C-Change – Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Leadership Development Program for Young Professionals, Class of 2010
- Run For Kids, co-chair, 9th and 10th Annual 5k Run For Kids
- Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Ohio Chapter President, 2015
- Cincinnati Bar Association, Secretary, Immigration Committee, 2011-2015
- Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2010-2014
- Cincinnati Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2010-2012
- Cincinnati Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Executive Board, 2008-2013
- Cincinnati Bar Association, Nominating Committee, 2008-2009 and 2012-2013