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Amy Erlbacher-Anderson’s practice focuses primarily on the area of employment-based immigration and employment verification compliance.  Amy graduated from the Creighton University School of Law in 1994. While in law school, she served as an Assistant Editor for Creighton Law Review and a board member for the Domestic Moot Court board; she was also the recipient of the Nebraska State Bar Silver Quill Award for Legal Writing Excellence.  Prior to joining the firm, she practiced tax law overseas, then practiced in the areas of ERISA and immigration at a private law firm.

Amy is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, having served on multiple agency liaison committees to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service as well as special interest committees, such as the Business Immigration Section and the H-1B Visa Taskforce, and serving on multiple committees for and regularly speaks at its national and regional conferences.  She is also one of the contributing authors and presenters for AILA’s H-1B Visa Toolbox and is a former Chapter Chairperson for the Iowa-Nebraska Chapter and member of AILA’s Board of Governors. Amy is also active in the International Medical Graduate Taskforce, serving on both its liaison and conference committees. She is included in the Great Plains Super Lawyers list for her work in Immigration and is listed in Who’s Who Legal:  Corporate Immigration. Since 2007, Amy has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Immigration Law and was named the Best Lawyers’ Immigration Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Omaha in 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020. 

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
  • Creighton University, B.A., political science, summa cum laude, 1991

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Past Member Board of Governors; Iowa-Nebraska, Past Chapter Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary; Past Vice Chair Vermont Service Center Committee and Nebraska Service Center Committee; Past Annual Conference Business Track Chair
  • Human Resource Association of the Midlands
  • International Medical Graduate Taskforce
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Leadership Omaha Class 28
  • Omaha Junior League

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1994

Selected Recent Publications

  • Contributing Author and Presenter for AILA’s On-line H-1B Toolbox
  • Editor for Business Immigration Law & Practice, Second Edition
  • “Employment Verification 101,” The Nebraska Lawyer, Nov./Dec. 2013
  • “Recent Changes to the Form I-9,” Facts & Findings, Sept./Oct. 2013

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • AILA AC22 – The Idiosyncrasies of Physician Immigration
  • IMGT 2021 Physician Immigration Conference – Strategies to Combat a No
  • American Hospital Lawyers Assoc. – Immigration for Healthcare Professionals (April 2021)
  • 2020 AILA Fall Conference – Virtual Insanity: COVID and NIVs
  • AILA AC20 – H-1B Cap Season Redux
  • AILA AC19 – Law Practice Management Under the New Normal
  • 2018 AILA MidWinter Conference – Preparing for Audits/Visits
  • IMGT 2018 Physician Immigration Conference – Impact of High-Skilled Worker Regulations on Physicians


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