Van Der Hout LLP
Jennifer Shih
  • Senior Attorney







Jennifer Shih has more than 20 years experience in representing and advising employers hiring and retaining foreign talent on a temporary or permanent basis.  Her clients include information technology services companies that use a global delivery model, engineering and construction companies, public benefit corporations and nonprofits, research institutions and hospitals, and museums and arts organizations.  Ms. Shih also represents health care professionals, business owners seeking E-2 classification, self-petitioning professors and scientists, and creatives.

Ms. Shih regularly presents to employers and HR staff on wide-ranging immigration topics.  She advises on the immigration consequences in mergers and acquisitions and performs I-9 compliance audits.

Ms. Shih received her J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall) in 1997.  She graduated from Washington University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  Ms. Shih is admitted to the State Bar of New York and speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Immigration

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Washington University
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Major: Biology

Pro Bono Activities

  • First Exposures, Full Time Mentor


  • Mandarin Chinese

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