CYNTHIA F. LEIGH has practiced in the field of immigration law since 1988 and is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Since 1988 she has represented many multi-national companies to obtain employment and permanent resident status for their foreign employees based in the United States. Ms. Leigh is a 1984 honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, where she was awarded the Order of the Coif. She previously served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas in the Environmental Protection Division of the Attorney General’s office and as the Legal Director of the Political Asylum Project of Austin (PAPA), now American Gateways, a non-profit organization devoted to serving the needs of low-income immigrants in the Central Texas area. She has served in various executive roles on the CMPBS Board since the 1980’s.