Jeffrey (“Jeff”) Jackson, the founder and managing partner of Jackson Sogo, is a licensed Japanese immigration lawyer (gyoseishoshi) and the first Westerner to be licensed as a Japanese immigration lawyer (gyoseishoshi).

Before becoming licensed in Japan, Jeff practiced U.S. law for almost a decade in Tokyo, Washington D.C., and Silicon Valley at the following leading law firms:

    • Baker McKenzie LLP (Tokyo, Palo Alto)
    • Haynes & Boone LLP (Washington D.C.)
    • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (Tokyo)
    • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Tokyo)
    • White & Case LLP (Tokyo)

Jeff is a member of the Aichi Prefecture Gyoseishoshi Bar Association and the California Bar Association and is licensed with the Japanese Immigration Bureau to represent clients before the Bureau at all Immigration offices throughout Japan. Jeff is also an international associate member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).