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 investment disputes and sovereign immunity challenges to securities class actions, insurance regulation, corporate governance contests, and commercial disputes. He has also served as an arbitrator in ad hoc and ICC arbitrations.
Reetz teaches international commercial arbitration as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, and previously taught transnational civil litigation and arbitration at the University of Miami School of Law from 2003-2010. Additionally, he serves as a visiting professor at the University of Navarra School of Law in Pamplona, Spain (where he also coaches the Vis Moot team), and was a scholar-in-residence at NYU School of Law in 2015. He has also taught trial skills through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and arbitration skills at the Swiss Arbitration Academy. In addition to his leadership of the International Law Section, he has served with numerous other professional organizations, including serving as chair of the Miami International Arbitration Society in 2017.
He lectures and publishes concerning a range of international dispute resolution topics, and is the co-author, together with Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga, of Public Purpose in International Law: Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the Global Era (Cambridge University Press 2015). Reetz received his J.D., summa cum laude, in 1987 from Boston University School of Law, where he was the executive editor of the Boston University Law Review, and his A.B., magna cum laude, in Government from Harvard University in 1984.

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MDO Partners Featured at Managing Compliance Across Borders

Richard Montes De Oca

Mike Capote

MDO Partners’ Managing Partner Richard Montes de Oca and Compliance Advisor and Chief Information Officer Mike Capotespoke at Managing Compliance Across Borders, an advanced executive program that took place June 26-28, 2019 at the Donna E. Shalala Student Centerin Coral Gables, Florida.

The firm collaborated with the University of Miami School of Law on the program, which was presented in association with Switzerland’s University of St. Gallen Executive School of Management, Technology and Law. The three-day event served as an intensive and interactive executive-level program aimed at compliance, risk and audit management counsel and executives from firms and corporations around the world. The various panels provided an opportunity to discuss timely, critical, and practical global compliance insights on anti-corruption, including FCPA and anti-money laundering.

Richard Montes De Oca led a panel of General Counsels from Mastercard, Ryder and Integra Connect on the General Counsel Perspective on the Future of Global Compliance. The panelists shared their perspectives on the importance of establishing a strong ethical culture. They emphasized the focus should not just be at the top of the organization, but also with middle managers and locally in various regions around the world.

In addition, the panel discussed how there has been an increase in budgets and resources for compliance as a result of the increasing expectations and significant scrutiny by regulators. Finally, the panel discussed the importance of striking the right balance between risk, compliance and business. And while compliance results in increasing costs in the short term, it pays dividends in the long run.

Mike Capote joined the panel on Data Protection and Privacy Compliance: Cross-Border Comparisons, which had specialists from Hilton Grand Vacations, Kaufman Rossin, Security and Third-Party Risk Practitioner, and Salazar Law LLP. The panel compared and contrasted data privacy legislation/regulation by examining the way the rights of individuals, consent, data transfers/sharing, and enforcement activities are addressed across the globe.

During the discussion, Mike focused on the operational security requirements, best practices, and challenges in implementing the directives established by the current patchwork of data privacy laws in the US and abroad; i.e. GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation), LGPD (Brazilian General Data Protection Act), CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act).

For more Information on Managing Compliance Across Boarders, visit: https://www.law.miami.edu/managing-compliance-across-borders .

Diane Nobile Awarded for Her Years of Service with Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami

MIAMI, Fla. – June 25, 2019 – Diane Nobile, founding partner of a Miami-based international law firm , is pleased to have been awarded with a Certificate of Service from Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) in recognition for over 5 years of outstanding service to the organization and its mission to ignite, empower, and defend the potential of youth in Miami. Diane is a proud Big Sister and has been volunteering with BBBS of Miami as a mentor for almost 7 years. Diane counts her work with the organization as one of the most rewarding experiences in her 21 years of active community involvement.

“Being recognized by Big Brothers Big Sisters is a true honor,” says Nobile. “My work with this organization, and with my Little Sister, is incredibly rewarding. I look forward to continuing my mentorship for many more years to come.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami is the premier nonprofit mentoring organization in South Florida. The organization champions hope, transformation, and social good, defending the potential of children who most need it.

In her law practice, Ms. Nobile specializes in working with international investors on pre-immigration tax planning, estate tax planning, international investors seeking to purchase or invest in US real estate, and business law.

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Diane Nobile Named as Vice Chair of the Florida Bar’s 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee ‘K’

Diane Nobile, founding partner of a Miami-based international law firm, has been named as Vice Chair of the Florida Bar’s 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee ‘K’.  The position will is effective since May 1, 2019 through the term per Oath of Service. Ms. Nobile is currently in her third year of membership with the committee.

“I am honored to have been chosen as Vice Chair of the committee,” says Nobile. “Grievance committees are a vital part of our system, ensuring the correct use of professional conduct rules imposed by the Supreme Court of Florida. I look forward to working with this team in the coming months.”
Each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits has at least one grievance committee. The grievance committee reviews complaints with much the same purpose as a grand jury and decides, after a case is submitted to them by bar counsel, whether there is probable cause to believe a lawyer violated the professional conduct rules imposed by the Supreme Court of Florida and whether discipline against the lawyer appears to be warranted.
In her legal practice, Ms. Nobile serves as a trusted legal advisor to her clients, providing a complete legal approach to new businesses and international investors requiring legal guidance in the United States. She specializes in working with international investors on pre-immigration tax planning, estate tax planning, international investors seeking to purchase or invest in US real estate, and business law.
For more information on the  Florida Bar’s 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, visit https://www.floridabar.org/about/cmtes/cmte-gr035/.