Susanne Leone and Neha Dagley Attend Luncheon Honoring the Counsel General of India and the CEO and Chairman of the Indian American International Chamber of Commerce

Susanne Leone and Neha Dagley Attend Luncheon Honoring the Counsel General of India and the CEO and Chairman of the Indian American International Chamber of Commerce

Jacqueline M. Arango

A former Assistant U.S. Attorney with a focus on public corruption and national security, Jacqueline Arango is Co-Chair of Ackerman, LLP’s White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Practice.

Arango leads a team including former federal prosecutors, senior enforcement lawyers at the SEC, and government lawyers representing corporations, financial institutions, board of directors, and individuals in government investigations, regulatory enforcement matters, grand jury probes, internal investigations, and trials.

A highly experienced litigators with over 50 jury trials, Arango defends and resolves government investigations arising under criminal and civil statutes, including False Claims Act (FCA), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Arango’s practice includes internal corporate investigations, government regulatory matters, and compliance counseling. Arango also advises clients on a wide range of commercial litigations matters, including anti-money laundering regulations, contractual disputes, securities and other class action defense, civil fraud claims, and insolvency matters.

Arango counsels clients on international trade and economic sanctions matters, and in the national security context she has handled numerous international weapons and sensitive technology trafficking cases concerning the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Arango has also served as an advisor to a United Nations subcommittee to prepare a resolution deigned to enhance international cooperation in reducing small arms and light weapons proliferation.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she received a B.A in Journalism, Arango earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. On September 11, 2019, Arango will be featured along Richard Montes De Oca and Aleksandar Dukic on the Florida Bar ILS Audio Webcast on the Venezuela Sanctions: Staying Clear of Uncharted Mines.

Aleksandar Dukic

A partner in the International Trade and Investment Group at Hogan Lovells’ Washington D.C. office, Aleksandar Dukic focuses his practice on providing practical, industry-specific advice on how to navigate complex U.S. regulations to ensure compliance with Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, U.S. export controls, immigration, and USA Patriot Act anti-money laundering obligations.

Recognized for his excellent service and depth of experience, Dukic provides counseling to companies, universities, and financial institutions, in particular in the banking, insurance, aviation, defense, life sciences, and food/beverage industries, and has been recognized by Chambers USA and The Legal 500.

Salutatorian of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where he received his B.A., Dukic attended LL.B. curriculum at the University of Belgrade Law School for 3 years, and graduated with high honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif.

On September 11, 2019, Dukic will be featured along Richard Montes De Oca and Jacqueline M. Arango on the Florida Bar ILS Audio Webcast on the Venezuela Sanctions: Staying Clear of Uncharted Mines.

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 and business ethics.

Throughout his career, Montes De Oca has represented significant clients in a number of international corporate transactions and global compliance matters in over 30 countries, including the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, and Russia. An ultimate team player with sound judgment, proven leadership, and tireless work ethic, Montes De Oca is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law, where he teaches Compliance, Contract Drafting, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to establishing MDO Partners, Montes De Oca was Associate Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Senior Counsel at World Fuel Services, and an attorney at Holland & Knight.

A graduate of the University of Florida, where he received his B.A. with high honors, Florida International University, where he achieved his MBA, and the University of Miami School of Law, Montes De Oca serves on the Executive Council of the Florida Bar International Law Section and he is also a Board Member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Miami Finance Forum.

Montes De Oca will be featured with Jacqueline M. Arango and Aleksandar Dukic on the Florida Bar ILS Audio Webcast on the Venezuela Sanctions: Staying Clear of Uncharted Mines, which will be webcasted on September 11, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Peter Quinter Appointed Chair of the ABA SIL Trade, International Organizations, and Regulatory Practice Division

GrayRobinson’s U.S. customs law attorney Peter Quinter, Chair of the firm’s U.S. Customs and International Trade Law practice group, has been appointed Division Chair of the American Bar Association’s Trade, International Org

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 appellate lawyer, Mullins has handled over 100 appeals in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Mullins is Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration by the Florida Bar and served as the inaugural chair of The Florida Bar Board Certification Committee for International Litigation and Arbitration. Mullins serves as Division Director for the Disputes Division of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association (ABA), and is the former Co-Chair of the International Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees of the Section of Litigation of the ABA. Mullins is also a member of the commercial panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and a fellow of the Charted Institute of Arbitrators.
Mullins is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, where he was awarded the Order of the Coif, served as Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Law Review, and graduated as class valedictorian.

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 particularly on financial, license, joint-venture, securities, professional liability and sports disputes. Swerdloff has litigated such disputes in federal and state courts throughout the United States and before the major arbitral institutions, and is Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration by the Florida Bar.
Among others, Swerdloff successfully represented Ernst & Young Hong Kong in a three-week arbitration hearing in which the panel, rejecting a $500 million malpractice claim, found that the client had not been negligent. Swerdloff also led the defense of the French conglomerate Alstom in a succession of fraud and breach of warranty actions seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages based on alleged deficiencies in the propulsion system installed on luxury cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Regent Seven Seas Cruise Lines, all of which ultimately settled on favorable terms. Swerdloff is currently representing investors in an investment treaty claim against the Republic of Panama as well as the former president of a FIFA regional governing body in a civil RICO action and a criminal appeal related to the FIFA corruption scandal.
A graduate of SUNY at Stone Brook, where he received his B.A., cum laude, and Fordham University School of Law, where he earned his J.D. cum laude, Swerdloff is a member of the Panel of Neutrals of the ICDR and AAA.

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 the most important tribunals or institutions – the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), or the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), to name a few – Lorenzo effectively analyzes the matter and collaborates with clients to determine the best strategy. Time spent living in Latin America attuned Lorenzo to the civil law system and political landscape of Spanish-speaking jurisdictions, which complements his English-language arbitration practices and procedures.
Lorenzo is actively involved in academia, extensively lecturing and publishing in his practice area, and is an adjunct professor of International Arbitration and Litigation at Florida International University. Lorenzo also maintains a national and international media presence on topical international legal issues and has appeared on CNN En Español and served as guest commentator on Bloomberg Radio.
A graduate of Rollins College, where he achieved is B.S., magna cum laude, Lorenzo earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.