Diaz Reus promotes partner in Bogotá

February 1, 2021

Miami-based global law firm Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance (DRT) has promoted Javier Coronado to the position of partner in its Bogotá office, and who is an ACAMS-certified anti-money laundering and global sanctions specialist.

Javier joined the firm in 2017 and is a bilingual attorney admitted to practice both in Colombia and the US, and advises clients on business transactions, corporate governance, and entity formation, and particularly in securing clients’ compliance with international, US and Colombian legal standards.

“He is skillful in advocating cases, conducting parallel investigations, advising on litigation strategies, and negotiating resolutions in high-stakes white-collar cases, such as matters involving US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, domestic and foreign corruption, tax evasion, anti-money laundering laws, and securities and financial fraud,” the law firm said in a statement.

“Apart from being a skilled transnational and bicultural litigator, Javier is a noteworthy scholar in the areas of criminal law and procedure,” it added.

Javier regularly serves as an adjunct professor at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Law School in Bogotá, and pens articles and comments in the same fields for various law journals and widely publicized newsletters, such as The Interamerican Dialogue and Latin Counsel.

“I am very proud to welcome Javier as a partner,” Diaz Reus’ global managing partner Michael Diaz Jr. said, describing Javier as “an inquisitive, intellectually curious, hardworking attorney, and an invaluable asset to our firm’s international practice, including in the areas of white-collar crime, government investigations, and AML and sanctions compliance”.

“I trust Javier’s promotion will bring new opportunities for us all in the DRT Alliance as we plow forward to the future,” he said.

Speaking of his promotion, Javier Coronado said: “Being a Partner at DRT is a privilege that I intend to cherish and use to its fullest potential”.

DRT operates on five continents, offering a global practice centered around national and transnational parallel proceedings and transactions across multiple sectors. In addition to Colombia, the firm’s Latin America presence also includes Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.