Cynthia provides strategic immigration counsel to a wide range of companies, from large Fortune 500s to small start-ups. She has worked with numerous multinational organizations to establish and manage worldwide immigration compliance programs, and also offers legal advice to individual investors.
Cynthia was a longtime Adjunct Professor at Southwestern University School of Law, where she taught for 18 years. She frequently lectures on corporate immigration – and as a thought leader in the industry, has written numerous articles on business immigration law issues. She also chaired the Practicing Law Institute’s (PLI) Annual Immigration Symposium for more than a decade.
Cynthia is a board member of both the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the nation’s leading organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants in the U.S., and of the NILC Immigrant Justice Fund (IJF). NILC and the IJF strategically combine litigation, policy, communications, narrative change, and movement-building to effect transformational change. She has received numerous awards including Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA; in 2011, she was awarded the Franklin S. Richards Pro Bono Community Service Award for “granting access to the justice system to those who, but for your representation, may have been denied such access.”