Violeta Longino Shortlisted for Chambers Diversity Awards USA 2016

Violeta Longino AccorHotels North America, Central America and the Caribbean
Violeta Longino
AccorHotels North America, Central America and the Caribbean

We are thrilled to announce that Violeta Longino has been shortlisted for Chambers and Partners for an individual award at the Chambers Diversity Awards USA 2016 in the category Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year.

Chambers and Partners identifies and ranks the most outstanding lawyers in over 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Winning a Chambers Diversity Award sets a remarkably high precedent and marks an internationally-recognized achievement of excellence.

Read more about Chambers and Partners Diversity Awards here.

Edward Mullins of Astigarraga Davis Nominated for Legal Luminaries Award

Edward Mullins, one of the founding shareholders of the Miami-based international law firm Astigarraga Davis, has been nominated by his colleagues as a finalist in the category of International for the Dade County Bar Association’s Legal Luminaries Award. The firm has also been nominated as a finalist in the category of Top Boutique Firm for the Legal Luminaries Award.

Mr. Mullins, a former chair of the Section, focuses his practice on international commercial litigation and arbitration.  He has served as counsel representing entities from across the world in courts, both at the trial and appellate court level, in Florida and across the country, and arbitral proceedings, across the country and the world, with the ICDR, ICC, ICSID and UNICTRAL including investment treaty arbitrations. He also serves as an arbitrator in international and commercial disputes.

Peter Quinter Appointed to ABA Section of International Law’s Customs Law Committee Leadership

Peter A. Quinter
Peter Quinter
GrayRobinson, P.A.

Attorney Peter Quinter, shareholder and chair of the Customs and International Trade Law Group in GrayRobinson’s Miami and Fort Lauderdale law firm offices, was appointed to the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law’s Customs Law Committee as a senior advisor for a one year term. Mr. Quinter has also served as chair and currently serves as vice-chair for the committee. The customs law committee focuses on the full range of laws and regulations administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in connection with the importation and exportation of merchandise, voluntary programs established by CBP, as well as enforcement initiatives and developments. Read more about the ABA Section of International Law’s Customs Law Committee.

ILS Members Present at ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting


On Wednesday, April 13, the Mediation Committee of the ABA SIL presented a panel entitled “The Role of Mediation in Resolving the U.S. Claims Against Cuba.” ILS member Ricardo Cata was the chair and moderator of the panel, and ILS member James Meyer sat as a speaker. Nancy Thevenin, Principal of Thevenin Arbitration & ADR in New York, and Antonio Martinez, Of Counsel with Schwartz Malito of New York, also participated as speakers on the panel. The discussion concerned the U.S. certified claims, the Cuban-American claims and the private U.S. court judgments against Cuba, and the best way to resolve them so as to minimize the risk to U.S. entities doing business with Cuba, by way of either a global grand bargain, or through the use of mediation and other ADR tools. Congratulations on a successful panel!

Ava Borrasso Presents on International Business Expansion to the ABA in Montreal

Ava J Borrasso Ava J Borrasso, P.A.
Ava J Borrasso
Ava J Borrasso, P.A.

Ava Borrasso addressed enforcing and protecting rights overseas as part of a panel presentation on “Expanding Abroad from the United States – What You Don’t Know May Hurt Your Business” at the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Montreal, Canada on April 8, 2016. As Founder of Ava J Borrasso, P.A. in Miami, Florida, Ava’s practice is focused on business and international litigation and arbitration. She is also admitted to the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Arbitrators. Additional information is available on the firm’s website at

Bilzin Sumberg Welcomes Corporate Partner Jose Sariego

Jose Sariego Bilzin Sumberg
Jose Sariego
Bilzin Sumberg

Jose joins Bilzin Sumberg after leading the Business & Legal Affairs departments of Telemundo and HBO Latin America, and brings more than 25 years of extensive corporate experience in domestic and foreign media, entertainment and transactional law. Jose speaks and transacts business in Spanish and Portuguese. Jose is an Adjunct Professor of Media Law at the University of Miami Law School and was an Adjunct Professor of Media Business Law at Miami International University.

Jose has led complex negotiations with some of the largest media companies in Latin America, closed multi-year programming deals with major studios and independents, and handled development and production deals with producers on numerous shows throughout the region. Jose has negotiated and closed talent and other agreements involving internationally renowned stars and has also handled sports programming deals for World Cup soccer, NFL football, and other sports.

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Jose can be contacted via email at this address