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..
Who is your hero?
Papichi (my grandfather)
Aside from basic necessities, what could you not go a day without (activity, person, thing etc)?
What one luxury would you take with you on a deserted island?
A mosquito net.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Warning: High Voltage
What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee?
Oprah Winfrey or Martha Stewart
If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Wendy practiced law at large law firms for over 12 years including Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC and Balch and Bingham LLP. She has significant in-house experience, including managing 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 and law combined) uniquely position her as a trusted advisor to the companies she works with.
Wendy’s business acumen, combined with her legal experience, make her a trusted advisor to the companies with whom she works. Wendy holistically approaches immigration and business solutions–with an eye not just to short-term gain but long-term need–to present employers with the best, most well-considered solutions.
Wendy provides strategic advice to Poarch Thompson Law clients regarding moving key executive, managerial and specialized talent around the world and assisting us to navigate the ever- changing global mobility challenges of their workforce.
University Of Alabama – Doctor of Law (J.D.) Cum Laude
University of Alabama – B.S. Summa Cum Laude – Business Administration
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