Overview

Tom Jensen helps U.S. and international employers develop strategies to facilitate the employment of top talent in the U.S. He provides legal advice and advocacy to secure authorization to employ foreign nationals in the U.S. on a temporary or permanent basis.

 Tom has been practicing law since 1991, but the life experience of adopting a baby boy from Korea moved him to switch his legal focus to immigration law in the late 1990s. Since then, Tom and his wife have adopted daughters from Korea and China.

Industry Expertise

Tom provides tailored strategic legal and business advice to employers in the following industries and beyond:

  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Life sciences
  • Information technology
  • Engineering
  • Real estate
  • Financial services
  • Higher education
  • K-12 education

Personal Interests 

Tom roots for the Washington Nationals. He enjoys reading about history and touring Civil War battlefields.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Indiana Law Journal (managing editor) (1991)

Wabash College
B.A. summa cum laude (1984)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Employment Law Handbook
    Chapter Editor on Employing Foreign Nationals, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, ongoing
  • Immigration in the Trump Era: The New Normal?
    Employment Law Seminar, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indianapolis, March 9, 2018
  • The Trump Administration: Impact on Immigration for Business
    Indiana Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Conference & Expo, Indianapolis, April 25, 2017
  • Obama Administration Immigration Executive Actions
    Minnesota CLE Conference, St. Paul, May 19, 2015
  • Update on Immigration Executive Actions
    Employment Law Seminar, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, March 5, 2015
  • House GOP Principles Revive Hope for Immigration Reform in 2014
    Faegre Baker Daniels, February 3, 2014
  • Window Closing to Pass Immigration Reform Legislation in 2013
    Faegre Baker Daniels, October 29, 2013
  • House Democrats Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Amidst Congressional Gridlock
    Faegre Baker Daniels, October 4, 2013
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the House: Getting Lost in the Shuffle?
    Faegre Baker Daniels, September 10, 2013
  • Senate Passes Landmark Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill; Future in House Uncertain
    Faegre Baker Daniels, June 28, 2013
  • Senate Committee Improves H-1B Provisions; Passes Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill to Full Senate
    Faegre Baker Daniels, May 22, 2013
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform
    Employment Law Seminar, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Landmark Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Introduced in Senate
    Faegre Baker Daniels, April 18, 2013
  • "Now's the time to get it done." President Pushes for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the State of the Union
    Faegre Baker Daniels, February 13, 2013
  • A Burst of Congressional and Presidential Action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
    Faegre Baker Daniels, January 30, 2013
  • Obama Administration to Push Comprehensive Immigration Reform Early in the New Congress
    Faegre Baker Daniels, December 20, 2012
  • GOP Action on Immigration Reform: House Passes STEM Bill; Senate Introduces ACHIEVE Act
    Faegre Baker Daniels, December 3, 2012
  • House to Vote on STEM Green Card Legislation: Immigration Reform Returns to Congressional Agenda
    Faegre Baker Daniels, November 28, 2012
  • President Obama Announces Plan to Increase Economic Growth in the U.S. through Enhanced Visa Processing
    Faegre Baker Daniels, February 2, 2012

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Civic Activities

  • Loudon County (Virginia) Public Library System — Trustee 
  • Christ Central Presbyterian Church — Elder

Honors

  • Faegre Baker Daniels – Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017
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