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Amy M. Nice joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in December 2010 and served as the organization’s executive director of immigration policy. In this capacity, Nice integrated her broad understanding of the needs and priorities of various stakeholders impacted by the nation’s immigration laws in order to work with members of the business community, helped formulate Chamber positions, and advocated before Congress and the administrative agencies for sensible immigration policies.
Before joining the Chamber, Nice was in the private practice of business immigration law for 23 years, including 21 with the Washington, D.C. law firm Dickstein Shapiro, where she managed its immigration practice. In private practice, she developed extensive experience in government liaison on business immigration issues, representing the interests of employer clients as well as national committees of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) before the government agencies acting in the immigration area. In 2000, 2004, and 2012, Nice received the AILA
Presidential Award based on her achievement and excellence in government liaison.
Nice has expertise in addressing issues faced by small, medium, and large U.S. companies that hire noncitizens. These include employment verification obligations (I-9 and E-Verify) and processing for immigration benefits at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of State. She has extensive experience with exchange programs that are public-private partnerships to sponsor interns, trainees, teachers, researchers, scholars and other exchange visitors. Nice has a long record of communicating with many different stakeholders in the U.S. immigration system about both policy and procedure.
Nice graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Tulane University with an undergraduate degree in medieval history, magna cum laude. She earned her law degree from The George Washington University.