Wendy Padilla-Madden works with Poarch Thompson Law’s immigration business cases lawyer in a “of counsel” capacity. Born and raised in Guatemala, Wendy has a personal connection to immigration as she first came to the United States in her early twenties on an employment visa. She always knew that in some way her career would somehow involve business. Wendy practiced law at BIG-Law firms for over 12 years and has significant in-house experience. Her in-house experience led her to establish and manage the Global Immigration program at Tesla, Inc. While there, she was responsible for the development, management and oversight of the entire Global Immigration program for all Tesla companies. Her experience and education (business + law) uniquely position her as a trusted advisor to the companies she works with. Wendy lectures nationally about business immigration law. She is considered an expert in I-9 and E-Verify compliance. Wendy currently serves on the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)’s verification committee and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt..