Administrative Managing Partner

3400 Miami Tower

100 S.E. 2nd Street

Miami, Florida 33131

+1 877-247-9277

Fax:+1 305-375-8050

mcolomar@diazreus.com

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Background

Representative Cases:
  • Petroleos Mexicanos v. SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd., et al., Case No. 12-09070-CIV-LLS in the Southern District of New York (acting as lead associate in the firm’s representation of PEMEX in a multi-million dollar action under Federal RICO involving complex extraterritoriality issues)
  • Petroleos Mexicanos v. SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd., et al., Case No. 13-3175-cv pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (acting as lead associate in the firm’s representation of PEMEX in the appeal of an order dismissing PEMEX’s RICO claims for lack of jurisdiction)
  • Mezerhane v. Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela, et al., Case No. 11-CV-23983 in the Southern District of Florida (lead associate successfully defending the Venezuelan Fondo de Garantia de Depositos y Proteccion Bancaria from an action claiming 1 billion dollars in damages for expropriation under the takings exception of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act)
  • Mezerhane v. Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela, et al., Case no. 13-14953-EE, pending in the Eleventh Circuit court of Appeals (lead associate in the defense of the Venezuelan Fondo de Garantia de Depositos y Proteccion Bancaria in the appeal of the district court’s order dismissing Mezerhane’s claims under the exception of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act)
  • Northrop Grummann Ship Systems, Inc. v. Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Venezuela, et al., Arbitration before the ICC (acting as lead associate in the firm’s representation of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Venezuela in a multi-million dollar action for breach of a contract of major maintenance and repairs of two frigates in the Courts of Mississippi and in arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce).
  • Ocampo Cataldi v. Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, et al., 10 Civ. 22097 (PCH), United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (lead associate in representing plaintiffs in an action against the country of Bolivia under the takings exception of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act as a result of an illegal expropriation of plaintiffs’ lands).
  • Rafael Montes de Oca, et al. v. Jose Manuel Tamayo et al., Case No. 11-32357 CA 40 Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida in and for Miami-Dade County (lead associate in representing plaintiffs in a multi-million dollar RICO action involving the sale of power turbines to the Venezuelan government).
  • Andres Sotillo, et al. v. David Osio, et al., Case No. 11-37132 CA 21, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida in and for Miami-Dade County (lead associate in the firm’s representation of plaintiffs in a multi-million-dollar action against a group of financial companies under Florida RICO).
  • Roca v. Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, et al., 11 Civ. 24356 (CMA), United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (lead associate in the firm’s representation of a prominent businessman in an action against Bolivia for the illegal expropriation of his company, the largest airline in Bolivia).

Education

  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Dual Degree Program, December 2006
  • J.D. Universitat De Barcelona, Facultat De Dret, Barcelona, Spain, Licenciada en Derecho (Spanish J.D.), June 2005

Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Women in Law 2016 Award, International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, Lawyer Monthly
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated
  • Top 100 Female Attorneys in Latin America, Latinvex, 2016
  • Florida Legal Elite, Up & Comers, Florida Trend 2015
  • Nominated for the Extraordinary Student Prize of the Class, University of Barcelona, June 2005
  • Lecturer: Eucotax Wintercourse. European Tax Law, Netherlands, April 2005