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Richard Montes De Oca

Richard Monters De Oca is the founder and Managing Partner of MDO Partners. Montes De Oca is an AV-Preeminent-Rated attorney in Corporate, Contracts and International Law with over 15 years of experience. Montes De Oca is an expert in the areas of corporate governance, corporate finance, M&A transactions, and securities, as well as global compliance […]

Save the Date: Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot

Save the Date! The International Law Section will once again be hosting the Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at JAMS, 600 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2600, Miami, Florida, for teams competing in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna and Hong Kong. The day-long event includes four rounds between […]

Facebook to Pay $5 Billion to FTC and $100 Million to SEC for Privacy and Disclosure Violations

By Richard Monter De Oca* and Priscila Bandeira** On July 24, 2019, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Facebook, Inc. announced a $5 billion settlement to resolve a privacy probe investigating whether Facebook had violated a prior FTC consent decree. On the same day, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced charges against […]

2010-2011 ILS Chair – Ed Mullins

The ILS Chair for the 2010-2011 bar year, Ed Mullins serves as managing partner of Reed Smith’s Miami Office, where he focuses his practice on international commercial litigation and arbitration. Mullins brings wide experience in litigating and arbitrating disputes involving various issues, including distribution agreements, joint venture agreements, and energy and construction disputes. An accomplished […]

2011-2012 ILS Chair – Nicolas Swerdloff

Nicolas Swerdloff, who served as ILS Chair during the 2011-2012 bar year, is a senior litigation partner at Hughes Hubbard and Reed, LLP, where he also serves as member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Swerdloff focuses on litigation and arbitration of complex cross-border business disputes involving a wide range of substantive areas of law, focusing […]

2012-2013 ILS Chair – Richard C. Lorenzo

The ILS Chair for the 2012-2013 bar year, Richard C. Lorenzo is the managing partner of Hogan Lovells’ Miami office, where he manages international commercial litigation and arbitration for foreign and domestic clients with interests throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Whether it’s a dispute in English or Spanish, or before any of […]

2013-2014 ILS Chair – C. Ryan Reetz

C. Ryan Reetz, who chaired the International Law Section for the 2013-2014 bar year, is the Miami Office Managing Partner of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. He is a board-certified specialist in International Litigation and Arbitration, and represents clients as trial counsel in both international and domestic proceedings. His litigation and arbitration practice ranges from […]