Miami FL — August 15, 2016 — Diaz Reus Global Managing Partner Michael Diaz, Jr. has been recognized in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in International Arbitration – Governmental. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation totaling more than 6.7 million votes resulting in more than 55,000 leading attorneys being included in the newest edition.
Mr. Diaz is a skilled, multilingual litigator, trial lawyer, and arbiter with 30 years of experience advising clients, trying cases, and negotiating complex civil and criminal disputes, including visa recovery and defense of FCPA, OFAC violations and Specially Designated Nationals classifications. He regularly counsels on preventative litigation strategy and conducts parallel investigations in complex, high-stakes regulatory and compliance matters including instances of financial fraud, international asset recoveries, and white-collar crimes. While acting as special counsel on behalf of U.S. receivers, financial institutions, and individual victims of financial fraud, Mr. Diaz’s sophisticated asset recovery techniques have netted millions of dollars of stolen proceeds. Among his notable cases of money laundering and public corruption in Latin America are the investigation and and defense of well publicized cases including, FIFA, Peravia Bank, Rosemount, Montesinos, Aleman/Jerez, and Casablanca. Notable U.S. Ponzi scheme cases include Madoff and Stanford.
In addition, Mr. Diaz is ranked among a very select group of practitioners in Chambers USA for Florida General Commercial Litigation and Chambers Latin America for Fraud and Government Investigations, Latin America-wide. He is recognized by the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys and listed among the 35 Top Litigators in Latin America by Latinvex. Mr. Diaz has earned ongoing recognition from his peers, maintaining an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review rankings for more than 20 years. His firm, Diaz Reus, is also is listed among the Best Lawyers in Panama.
About Diaz Reus
Serving U.S.-based and global clients, including multinational corporations, government entities, public officials, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, and high-net-worth individuals, Diaz Reus is an entrepreneurial, enterprising, emerging-markets law firm providing traditional legal services, while focusing on new business opportunities for clients. The firm is dedicated to growing and protecting client assets and securing their stability. From offices in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles to Dubai, Shanghai, Madrid, and nine offices throughout Latin America, the firm’s multicultural lawyers operate seamlessly in international courts and arbitral tribunals, giving clients access to boots-on-the-ground, global legal counsel.