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JPH’s employment practice is complemented by services related to business and worksite immigration. Our immigration practice includes compliance counseling, auditing employee work authorization practices, training and "best practices" for managers, and litigating federal immigration issues before administrative law judges and in federal court. The firm's attorneys regularly represent clients in investigations, audits, and enforcement actions by government agencies. These include but are not limited to the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Service, the Department of Justice's Office of Special Counsel, and the Department of Labor.


Through legal compliance counseling, JPH strives to assist its clients in avoiding litigation. In those instances where litigation cannot be avoided, the firm provides clients the services of experienced litigators with a history of successful results. The firm's attorneys have extensive experience in handling all aspects of litigation, both as public officials and in private practice. With substantive expertise in the areas of employment, business immigration, and administrative procedure law.


JPH’s lawyers help clients assess risk and solve problems associated with today's dynamic and diverse workforce. The firm's lawyers combine experience as Federal executive branch attorneys and advisors and Congressional committee counsel, with many years of private practice to provide practical and seasoned advice and representation. The firm regularly counsels clients in designing and implementing compliance programs, developing employment manuals and "best employment practices and policies," and in defending businesses in litigation and enforcement actions. The compliance, litigation, and enforcement matters on which we regularly advise clients include the Fair Labor Standards Act, Immigration and Nationality Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. The firm's lawyers and professionals also bring their substantive expertise in these areas of law to the public policy arena in representing national coalitions of employers in the regulatory and legislative process, by participating in the administrative rulemaking process with various agencies and in seeking legislative solutions to clients' problems that could not have been achieved through the courts or other traditional avenues. The firm's lawyers and professionals have an outstanding track record of success in obtaining legislative amendments to immigration and employment laws that meet clients' legislative goals.


JPH’s administrative law practice assists clients with assessing risk, solving problems, and realizing opportunities associated with the Federal government’s exercise of governmental authority by the executive branch and its agencies through the promulgation of regulations and sub-regulatory guidance, which should only be promulgated when authorized by law. We counsel clients across many industries on the substantive and procedural aspects of federal agency rulemaking. This includes using our knowledge and experience gained through oversight of the regulatory process at cabinet departments to advise clients on the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, the Paperwork Reduction Act, and other laws of general application governing executive branch rulemaking. We also help clients prepare relevant, informed, and persuasive comments on proposed rulemakings, and when necessary, we do so with an emphasis on raising and preserving legal challenges to regulatory actions.



The professionals at the Washington, DC law firm of JPH possess diverse skills and experience that offer clients a variety of options for solving problems, identifying opportunities, and achieving goals.  The firm's founders, Shawn Packer and Lynn Jacquez, bring nearly a century of combined Washington legal and government relations experience in and outside of the federal government.  Through focused attention on client needs, rapid response to changing developments and a team approach to solutions, the firm’s members have an impressive record of legal, legislative, and regulatory successes.

The firm specializes in assisting companies, governmental entities, non-profit organizations, and individuals in understanding and complying with complex legislative and regulatory requirements and in using legislative and regulatory procedures to meet their needs.  The firm's professionals provide a broad spectrum of experience in counseling and in judicial and administrative proceedings, affording clients traditional legal solutions to compliance and litigation challenges.  They also provide expertise in devising legislative and regulatory strategies based on their knowledge and experience derived from having worked with the White House in multiple administrations and in federal agencies, congressional offices, and committees.

Whether a client needs legal, public policy, or government relations expertise, the firm offers a combination of legal and government affairs talent to solve problems, identify opportunities, and achieve goals.

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Shawn M. Packer is the Principal member of JPH Law, a D.C. based firm focusing on the needs of employers dealing with programs and investigations administered by the Federal government. Mr. Packer comes to JPH after serving for 8 years in several roles within the Federal government. Mr. Packer worked in the Office of the Solicitor at the Department of Labor as an Attorney-Advisor to the Solicitor. During his time in the Office of Solicitor, Mr. Packer worked on a variety of legal issues but specifically focused on the immigration programs administered by the Department, to include Wage and Hour investigations in the H visa programs and working with the Office of Foreign Labor Certification on the development and issuance of new forms, regulations, and technology platforms. In 2018, Mr. Packer took on the role of Senior Counselor to the Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration at the Department of Labor. In this role, Mr. Packer advised the Department and Assistant Secretary on all policy issues regarding the Department’s foreign labor certification programs, including interactions with stakeholders and congressional offices, developing regulations, and negotiating multinational labor relations agreements with the Northern Triangle countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Prior to Mr. Packer's time at the Department of Labor, he served as Special Assistant to a Board Member of the National Mediation Board, a Federal labor relations agency handling collective bargaining agreements and labor disputes between railroads, airlines, and their employees.

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Lynn Jacquez’s professional background spans private law practice, government relations, and service in the Federal government. Upon graduation from the University of Notre Dame School of Law, she came to Capitol Hill to serve as counsel for the House Judiciary Committee. In her work for its Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law, she had primary responsibility for the drafting and processing of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) and refugee reauthorization legislation. After her tenure on the Committee, Ms. Jacquez entered private practice with Heron, Burchette, Ruckert & Rothwell, and later with McAuliffe, Kelly & Raffaelli. In 1992, she helped form the government relations firm which became CJ Strategies in 2006 and in 2011 established the law firm of CJ Lake LLC where she is now managing partner and Principal. In her legal practice, Ms. Jacquez represents employers in individual and class action litigation involving MSPA, wage and labor and immigration law. She counsels employer clients on statutory and regulatory compliance with immigration laws including I-9 compliance and temporary foreign worker visa program compliance. She represents organizations seeking regulatory and legislative reform to address workforce issues and is actively engaged on behalf of employers in developing immigration program reform legislation. Ms. Jacquez is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. Ms. Jacquez received her undergraduate degree from L’Université d’Aix-Marseilles and holds a law degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.




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