Jenifer Brown practices exclusively in the area of immigration law and chairs the Firm's Immigration Practice. She represents and advises corporations, organizations, and colleges and universities in the filing of nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions with the Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS) and the Departments of Labor and State.

She also counsels clients on I-9 employment verification, social security mis-match issues and e-verify. Finally, Jenifer assists clients with the transfer of key personnel on short and long term assignments abroad.

Jenifer is a member of the Firm's Labor and Employment Group, as well as a member of the Firm's Agriculture Law Initiative.

She is a member of the Indiana Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). Jenifer was elected president of the Indiana Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2002-2004, and currently serves as a mentor to other AILA members. In addition, she is currently serving on the AILA Distance Learning and SSA Liaison committees. Jenifer is also a regular speaker on a variety of Immigration topics for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and other events and seminars.

Originally from Indianapolis, Ind., Jenifer graduated, with honors, from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science in 1994. She was an intern with the Office of Senator Richard G. Lugar in Washington, D.C. and the Indiana House of Representatives while an undergraduate student. She obtained her juris doctorate from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, in 1998.

Since joining the Firm in October 1999, Jenifer has been actively involved in advising local pro bono organizations benefiting political refugees and low-income foreign nationals and is currently the chair of the board of directors for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana.
Firm Publications
Published In
  • Interviewed, Inside Indiana Business Regarding Indiana Chamber of Commerce's "Employing a Hispanic Workforce" seminar, 2007
  • Interviewed and Featured, "Immigration Discussion Sparks to Life,” Indiana Lawyer, April 19-May 2, 2006
  • Interviewed and Featured, "Law's Limits Show Need for Immigration Reform," Indiana Lawyer, March 8-21, 2006
  • Interviewed and Quoted, "Local Lockdown, States and Cities Pressure Employers to Bar Undocumented Workers,” Inside Counsel, October 2006
  • Co-Authored, "Practice Pointers for O and P Visas," Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, 2006-07 Edition
  • "Survey of Recent Developments in Health Law," Indiana Law Review, 2006
  • “Updates on Immigration Affecting Health Care Including J-1 Waivers for Foreign Medical Graduates, H-1B Annual Quota and Lawful Permanent Residence”
  • Co-Authored, "The Immigration Reform and Control Act: Employment Verification," Indiana Constructor, A Publication of the Associated General Contractors of Indiana, October/ November 2001
  • Annual Updates, Martindale-Hubbell Indiana State Directory Regarding State and Local Immigration Law Issues, 1999 to 2006
Ice Miller News
Speaking Engagements
  • "Immigration Issues for Foreign Nationals in Motorsports," Indiana Motorsports Association Business of Motorsports Seminar, October 30, 2013
  • "Full-Time Employment and Immigration Issues for International Students," IUPUI International Student Employment Conference, October 4, 2013
  • "I-9 Compliance and E-Verify" Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Annual Conference, May 29, 2013
  • "Full-Time Employment and Immigration Issues for International Students," IUPUI International Student Employment Conference, Feb. 15, 2013
  • "Getting a Job That Works for You," Employment Education Workshop for Goodness and Mercy, April 21, 2012
  • "Analyzing Foreign Educational Credentials Using the EDGE Database," American Immigration Lawyers Association, April 19, 2012
  • "Immigration Debate: How to Cover a Thorny Issue with a Clear Head," Society of American Business Editors and Writers 49th Annual Conference, March 17, 2012
  • "Immigration Options and Strategies for Foreign Physicians and Health Care Workers, " Illinois Primary Health Care Association 2012 Employment and Wage & Hour Laws Seminar, Feb. 21, 2012
  • "Full-Time Employment and Immigration Issues for International Students," IUPUI International Student Employment Conference, Feb. 10, 2012
  • "Workforce Challenges: Immigration Issues" DuPage Labor and Employment Executive Briefing, Oct. 12, 2011
  • "Compliance 411: State and Federal Reporting and Record Keeping
  • Dos and Dont’s" Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Annual Conference, Oct. 10, 2011
  • "Exploring Women's Initiatives" Women, Law & Leadership Conference, Indianapolis Bar Association Annual Conference, Oct. 6, 2011
  • "Hiring Foreign Nationals and Indiana's New Immigration Law", Indiana Chamber Seminar, Oct. 4, 2011
  • "U.S. Immigration in Today's Economy" Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference, Aug. 31, 2011
  • "The Municipal Government Employer and Indiana’s New Immigration Law" Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Webinar, Aug. 4, 2011
  • "Indiana's New Immigration Law," Indiana Chamber Webinar, July 14, 2011
  • "I-9 Compliance and the Illegal Immigration Problem," Reusable Industrial Packaging Association Conference, Apr. 12, 2011
  • "Full-Time Employment and Immigration Issues for International Students," IUPUI International Student Employment Conference, Feb. 11, 2011
  • "Nobody Expects the Visa Retrogression!: The Four, no, Five Things to Know about Employment-Based Visa Quotas [Audio Seminar]," Faculty Member, AILA Education Department, Nov. 16, 2010
  • "7 Things Every Family Law Attorney Needs to Know About Immigration Law," 8th Annual Family Law Institute, Oct. 22, 2010
  • "All Things Immigration: Audits, Reform and Denials," Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Oct. 5, 2010
  • "International Immigration," Indiana Relocation Council, Sept. 24, 2010
  • "Full-Time Employment and Immigration Issues for International Students," IUPUI, Sept. 23, 2010
  • "I-9 Compliance and Immigration Hot Topics," International Center HR Roundtable, Sept. 9, 2010
  • "Not all Degrees are Created Equally: Degree Equivalency Issues," American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, July 2, 2010
  • "The Future of U.S. Immigration and Healthcare," American Health Lawyers Association Annual Conference, June 29, 2010
  • "Legal Update: Immigration and Hiring/Employment Issues for 2010," Career Development Professionals of Indiana, Inc. (CDPI), June 17, 2010
  • "Immigration Update," Indiana Chamber Human Resource Conference and Expo, May 5, 2010
  • "Introduction to U.S. Immigration Law and Key Considerations in Hiring and Retaining Foreign National Employees," for Japan American Society of Indiana (JASI), presented at Ice Miller, Feb. 12, 2010
  • "Hot Topics, U.S. Immigration," Full Day Seminar for College & University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), held at Ice Miller, Jan. 22, 2010
  • "U.S. Immigration and the Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform," Independent Professional Seed Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 21, 2010
  • "U.S. Immigration," 2010 Season Team/Driver Preview Meeting, Indycar Series, Jan. 12, 2010
  • "Immigration Enforcement, I-9 Compliance and E-Verify," 2009 Mechanical Contractors Association of America "Collective Bargaining," Advanced Bargaining Topics Seminar in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 29 and 30, 2009
  • "Business Immigration Options for Foreign Physicians and Other Health Care Workers," Indiana State Physician Recruiters Conference, Sept. 16, 2009
  • "Immigration Enforcement, Reform and Retaining Key Foreign Talent," Full-Day Seminar for Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Aug. 26, 2009
  • "Current Topics in U.S. Immigration Law," CLE seminar by Ice Miller, Aug. 7, 2009
  • "E-Verify Webinar," Indiana Chamber of Commerce, July 28, 2009
  • "Business Immigration Options for Foreign Physicians and Other Health Care Workers and Human Resources Legal Update," Indiana Association of Healthcare Recruiters, June 12, 2009
  • "U.S. Immigration: What Lies Ahead in Employing Foreign Nationals," Summary of New Employment Law Issues Facing Illinois Businesses, Ice Miller, DuPage, Ill., Feb. 27, 2009
  • "U.S. Immigration and International Relocation: Strategies for Today and Tomorrow," CLE seminar at Ice Miller LLP (Speaker and Program Developer for Half-Day Seminar), Dec. 12, 2008
  • "U.S. Immigration," Presentation to Foreign Students in MBA and Similar Programs, Indiana University Kelley School of Business (Sole Presenter), Dec. 4, 2008
  • "Re-engineering Indiana's Workforce: U.S. Immigration and the Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform," Ice Miller, Nov. 19, 2008
  • "Immigration Issues," Corn Belt Seed Conference (Indiana Seed Trade Association), Nov. 12, 2008
  • "U.S. Immigration - Retaining Foreign National Talent," Indiana Chamber of Commerce (Exclusive Speaker and Program Developer for Full-Day Seminar), Sept. 23, 2008
  • "Legal Issues including U.S. Immigration System Affecting Foreign Students," Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers and the Career Development Professionals of Indiana, June 18, 2008
  • "US Immigration and New Worksite Enforcement Priorities," Indiana Hotel and Lodging Association Labor Relations Seminar, May 29, 2008
  • "Immigration in the News," Indiana Chamber of Commerce Annual Human Resources Conference and Expo, May 7, 2008
  • "Legal Issues," Hoosier Hospitality Conference on Employment and Immigration Law, March 18, 2008
  • Indiana internNet Internship Symposium 2008 on Legal Issues Related to Hiring and Employing Foreign Student Interns, Feb. 13, 2008
  • Current Immigration Trends and Issues Affecting Japanese Automakers and Suppliers, Personnel Association of Multi-Cultural Organizations Inc., Feb. 13, 2008
  • "The Role of Immigrants in U.S. Workforce," Human Resources Forum for Associated General Contractors of America, Nov. 29, 2007
  • "US Immigration - Retaining Foreign National Talent," Indiana Chamber of Commerce (Exclusive Speaker and Program Developer for Full-Day Seminar), Sept. 18, 2007
  • "Updates in U.S. Immigration Law," Dubois County Human Resources Conference, Sept. 11, 2007
  • "Employing a Latino Workforce: Legal and Cultural Issues," Indiana Chamber of Commerce (Co-Presenter and Co-Developer for Full-Day Seminar), April 26, 2007
  • "Employment Documents: Pitfalls and Challenges," Hoosier Hospitality Conference, March 13, 2007
  • "U.S. Immigration Today and Tomorrow – Retaining Foreign National Talent," Indiana Chamber of Commerce (Exclusive Speaker and Program Developer for Full-Day Seminar), Aug. 24, 2006
  • "Current National and State/ Local Trends in U.S. Immigration Policy," Indiana Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Committee, July 27, 2006
  • “Labor and Employment and Immigration Law Update,” NAWBO Legal Series, July 20, 2006
  • “Practice Pointers on O and P Visas,” AILA Annual CLE Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 22, 2006
  • “Practice Pointers on O and P Visas,” AILA CLE Teleconference, May 25, 2006
  • “I-9 Compliance,” IU/NLRB Labor Relations Annual Conference at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, May 11, 2006
  • “Update on U.S. Immigration Law,” PPG Annual Painters and Decorators Trade Show, March 9, 2006
  • "Employing a Latino Workforce: Legal and Cultural Issues," Indiana Chamber of Commerce (Co-Presenter and Co-Developer for Full-Day Seminar), Feb. 23, 2006
  • “Understanding your I-9 Obligations,” Indiana Chamber of Commerce Employee Benefits Seminar, Jan. 25, 2006
  • “Update on U.S. Immigration Law,” Kosciusko County WorkOne Employer Forum, Jan. 18, 2006
  • "U.S. Immigration," Indiana Chamber of Commerce (Exclusive Speaker and Program Developer for Full-Day Seminar), Oct. 5, 2005
  • "Employing a Latino Workforce: Legal and Cultural Issues," Indiana Chamber of Commerce (Co-Presenter and Co-Developer for Full-Day Seminar), Feb. 15, 2005
  • "Strange Times. What's New in Immigration Law and Policy?," Indiana Chamber of Commerce Annual Human Resources Conference and Expo, June 3, 2004
  • “Update on U.S. Immigration Law,” Society of Human Resource Management Annual Conference, Aug. 27, 2003
  • "Employing a Latino Workforce: Legal and Cultural Issues," Indiana Chamber of Commerce (Co-Presenter and Co-Developer for Full-Day Seminar), Aug. 21, 2003
  • “Immigration Basics for Business Lawyers,” Indianapolis Bar Association CLE Seminar, July 16, 2003
  • "Critical Issues in Immigration Law Affecting Health Care Industry,” Indiana Association of Healthcare Recruiters National Recruiters Day annual meeting, June 13, 2003
  • “Impact of Immigrants,” Marion County Health Department Meeting, May 30, 2003
  • “Updates in U.S. Immigration Law,” Eastern Indiana Human Resource Association Leadership Conference at Indiana University-East in Richmond, May 30, 2003
  • “U.S. Immigration Options for Health Care Professionals,” Indiana Health and Hospital Association Meeting, Oct. 8, 2002
  • "Employing a Latino Workforce: Legal and Cultural Issues," Indiana Chamber of Commerce (Co-Presenter and Co-Developer for Full-Day Seminar), Sept. 26, 2002
  • “What's Great About America,” Special Presentation at IPS Middle School, Sept. 11, 2002
  • “Immigration Issues,” IU/NLRB Labor Relations Annual Conference at Indiana University-Indianapolis School of Law, Feb. 22, 2002
  • “Importance of I-9 Compliance,” Ice Miller Labor Road Show, Jan. 7, 2002
  • “Immigration 101,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation Seminar, Oct. 31, 2001
  • “Current Trends in U.S. Immigration Law,” techForce Conference for Indiana Information Technology Association, Aug. 1, 2001