M&A, corporate governance, JVs, PE, projects, capital markets, sovereign finance, workouts and restructurings, FCPA, OFAC, crisis management, disputes.
S&C Management Committee member; Latin America practice head; Sovereign Finance co-head; Global Recruiting head. Among the most recognized U.S.-based corporate lawyers for Latin America matters, with three decades leading multidisciplinary teams on many of the region’s most challenging cross-border transactions, disputes and investigations for a range of clients in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Profiled by The Financial Times as an Innovative Lawyer; by Law360 as both a Project Finance and M&A MVP; by Latin Lawyer as International Lawyer of the Year; by National Law Journal as both an Energy & Environmental Trailblazer and one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America; and recognized by Hispanic Business as one of The 100 Most Influential U.S. Hispanics.
Council on Foreign Relations; Council of the Americas; University of the Andes Foundation trustee.
“The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management,” co-editor, Latin Lawyer; “Alternative Financing of LatAm Projects,” co-author, Project Finance International; Sovereign restructuring articles, Capital Markets Law Journal and International Finance. Multiple Burton Awards.
Harvard Law (JD, 1983); William and Mary (BA, 1980). Clerk, Hon. Lawrence Pierce, US Second Circuit. Spanish, Portuguese.