Latin America 2020: Seeing into the Future of Technology

We are delighted to announce details of our upcoming Chambers Seminar 'Latin America 2020: Seeing into the Future of Technology'.  

Date: 21 November

Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Registration: 09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:30: International Risk and Crisis Management for Multinational Corporations                          
10:30 - 11:00: Break

11:00 - 12:00: Mega Tech Deals in Latin America: Bit by Byte


This session will start with a fireside chat on crisis management and international risk with John P. Carlin, former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s National Security Division and former Chief of Staff to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller, III. John chairs Morrison & Foerster’s Global Risk and Crisis Management practice group and is Co-Chair of the National Security practice group. A highly respected source on cybersecurity, John wrote 'Dawn of the Code War', a firsthand account of the global cybersecurity war. Randy Bullard, Partner and Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Latin America Desk, will host this discussion.

John Carlin will highlight the risk and crisis management climate in Latin America, including cyber threats to national security and the next-generation endpoint security solutions to effectively predict, prevent, detect, and respond to cyber attacks before they cause a damaging data breach.
This will be followed by a panel discussion on Mega Tech Deals in Latin America, moderated by Alexandra Aguirre - Partner at Morrison & Foerster. The panel will dig into what is driving the hot tech investment climate in Latin America, involvement from international and U.S.-based investors, and key considerations to heed and take advantage of regarding opportunities in the tech sector. 




Alexandra Aguirre
Morrison & Foerster

Alexandra focuses her practice on international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border financing transactions and private equity investments throughout Latin America and the United States.

Alexandra also advises families and their family offices in matters relating to running a privately held business by providing corporate advice tailored to family businesses, including corporate and family governance structure, policies and procedures, succession planning, building and preserving business value, liquidity alternatives and exit strategies.


Randy Bullard
Morrison & Foerster

Randy, co-chair of the firm’s Latin America Desk and partner in the Corporate Department, advises multinational clients in connection with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities and finance transactions throughout Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States.

Randy has advised numerous European global corporations in connection with establishing and developing their U.S. presences, as well as managing their Latin American operations. He also represents issuers in equity and debt offerings and exchange listings.

Randy’s mergers and acquisitions work has focused on international cross-border mergers and acquisitions across a broad range of sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, media, entertainment, energy, agriculture, manufacturing and food and beverage.


John P. Carlin
Morrison & Foerster

John P. Carlin, former Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Security Division (NSD) and former Chief of Staff to then-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, chairs Morrison & Foerster’s Global Risk and Crisis Management practice group and is co-chair of the National Security practice group. Mr. Carlin, who served as a top-level official in both Republican and Democratic administrations prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, regularly advises industry-leading organizations in sensitive cyber and other national security matters, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions.

Mr. Carlin is routinely called upon to advise leading U.S. and overseas companies across numerous industries—including in the technology, healthcare, energy, defense, finance, fashion, media, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications sectors—regarding crisis management, cyber incident response and preparedness, regulatory strategy, and CFIUS. Clients appreciate that Mr. Carlin, who served until 2016 as the DOJ’s highest-ranking national security lawyer, can offer an insider perspective on their matters and is able to quickly engage the appropriate government actors in the event of a cyberattack or other significant incident affecting their business.


Ernesto Leal
Founder & CEO, Kuiki
VP, Asociación Iberoamericana de FinTech

Ernesto Leal has held executive president and C-level positions in banking and consumer finance institutions, including Citi where he was COO - Consumer Finance for Central America and Banco Uno Panama. He currently serves on the board of companies with a high degree of corporate governance.

Mr. Leal is a FinTech entrepreneur who founded Kuiki, an innovative company that evolves the way consumers access credit at the point of sale, using artificial intelligence and automating traditional risk analysis models through mobile devices.

Mr. Leal is a board member of the Central American Fintech Association and vice president of Fintech Iberoamérica, the largest FinTech alliance with more than 22 member countries.


Carlos Medeiros
Investment Director
SoftBank Group International

Carlos Medeiros is an Investment Director at SoftBank Group International and focuses primarily on businesses that involves commercial transactions, including digital advertising, payments, financial institutions and market places across Latin America.

Previously, Carlos led the direct investment practice at VR Investments in New York for 7 years focusing on a similar thesis and developing the use of alternative data.

His previous experience includes investment banking at UBS in New York, and a senior analyst position at Constellation Asset Management in Brazil. He holds an MBA from Columbia University with emphasis on Value Investing and an undergraduate degree from FGV with a focus on Government and Financial Analysis in São Paulo, Brazil.


Obrea O. Poindexter
Morrison & Foerster

Obrea is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Financial Services and FinTech Practice Groups, and heads its Mobile Payments Group. She provides her clients with innovative solutions when it comes to complex regulatory issues related to credit, debit, and prepaid cards. She counsels companies on privacy concerns, data security, electronic delivery of information, and electronic signatures.

Her practice focuses on financial services regulation and offers financial services clients a critical combination of bank regulatory expertise and a deep understanding of the financial markets.