Calle 98 No. 9-03  Oficina 802
Edificio Torre Sancho BBDO

Bogotá, D.C.

+57 (1) 743-9219

Javier Coronado Diaz

Javier Coronado is a bilingual litigator skillful in advocating cases, conducting parallel investigations, advising litigation strategies, and negotiating resolutions in complex, high-stakes criminal and civil disputes.  He brings legal experience in U.S. and Colombia to his practice, which includes international litigation in the areas of white collar-crime and government investigations.

Mr. Coronado counsels and represents individuals and corporations in matters involving criminal law, domestic and foreign corruption, tax evasion, anti-money laundering laws, OFAC Sanctions, and financial fraud.  He also advises clients in business transactions, corporate governance, and entity formation, particularly, in securing the client’s compliance with international, U.S. and Colombian legal standards, regulations, and best practices.

He is also experienced in handling constitutional and human rights litigation, including disputes before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Apart from being a skilled transnational and bicultural litigator, Mr. Coronado is a noteworthy scholar in the areas of criminal law and procedure.  He regularly serves as an adjunct professor at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Law School in related courses, and writes articles and comments in the same fields for various law journals and widely publicized newsletters such as The Interamerican Dialogue and Latin Counsel.

“They have clear information regarding Colombia’s different regulations and laws; this has allowed us to take firm steps in each decision that has been made.”

Legal500 Latin America 2021
“Marcela Blanco’s disposition, diligence and competence are highlighted, as well as Javier Coronado’s disposition, vision and analysis capability.”

Legal500 Latin America 2021


  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, LL.M.
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, LL.B., with honors.


  • Colombia
  • New York

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation
  • White Collar Criminal
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Fraud & Asset Recovery
  • Financial Institutions & OFAC
  • Business & Finance Transactions
  • Corporate & Business Services

Certifications & Specializations

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
  • Certified Global Sanctions Specialist by ACAMS
  • Specialization in constitutional law and litigation, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, with honors.
  • Masters in Risk Management, Fraud & AML Compliance by EALDE, Madrid, Spain.

Professional Leadership

  • International Bar Association, member.
  • New York City Bar Association, member.
  • Colombian American Bar Association, member.
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.M. Class President
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Centre for Studies in Criminology and Victimology, member and former director


  • Legal 500 Latin America 2021: Corporate & M/A
  • Leaders League 2021: Dispute Resolution – White-Collar Crime; and Compliance & Fraud, Colombia
  • COLFUTURO scholarship