Lucinda T. Yeh
Combining her knowledge of legal requirements with practical advice, Cindy Yeh guides clients through the changing regulatory landscape to help them obtain nonimmigrant visas, immigrant visas (i.e., green cards), and U.S. citizenship. She provides companies, institutions, nonprofits, universities, and individuals with solutions and strategic advice in the complex practice of immigration.
Cindy hones the presentation of evidence to win approvals from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Department of Labor. She prepares individuals for successful interviews at U.S. embassies and consulates and for smooth entry at the U.S. border. Her international trade practice includes homeland security issues and U.S. Customs initiatives regarding the secure trade of goods.
Since joining the firm in 2001, Cindy has built a diverse clientele that includes multinational executives, scientists, financial analysts, computer programmers, graphic designers, and television personalities. She assists companies from a wide range of industries, including life sciences, media, technology, finance, and education. Cindy is based in the San Francisco area and gives back to her community in various ways. She assists battered immigrants in filing self-petitions for green cards without relying on their abusers' sponsorship. In recognition of her work with a nonprofit that serves Asian domestic violence victims, Cindy received the District of Columbia Mayor's Award for Outstanding Community Service to the Asian Pacific Islander Community in 2003.
Prior to joining the firm, Cindy completed a federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Stanley S. Harris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. While in law school, she was a member of the Virginia Law Review, received the Bracewell & Patterson Best First-Year Brief Award, and served as administrative director for the Public Interest Law Association.
Areas of Focus
Represented the new U.S. office of a multinational technology firm during a USCIS site visit.
Obtained L-1A approval to transfer a multinational executive and guided the establishment of the new U.S. office.
Obtained green card approval for an Outstanding Researcher for a biotechnology company.
Regularly advises on employment eligibility and compliance issues for a U.S. pharmaceutical company.
Secured H-1B and PERM labor certification approvals for a U.S. consulting company.
Regularly assists a major multinational corporation with E-2 transfers of managers and essential skills workers.