Jorge Schmidt, Senior Lateral Hire, Strengthens Diaz Reus Latin American Capabilities

Miami, May 8, 2023 – Diaz Reus International Law Firm is delighted to announce that Jorge Schmidt has joined its headquarters as Of Counsel.

“I know of no better place in Miami with the mix of cases and talent upon which to grow a multi-jurisdictional practice focused on Mexico and Latin America,” said Jorge. “It´s a great platform from which to apply my experience in law, finance, and corporate management.”

“Jorge´s academic achievements, along with his legal and financial expertise, and his cultural background are a great fit for the firm and offer a significant benefit to our clients as we help them navigate thorny cross-border challenges. He is a key part of our growth strategy, particularly in the sensitive, complex, and often high-profile regulatory or criminal investigations that our firm handles for clients worldwide,” said Michael Diaz Jr., global managing partner at Díaz Reus. “Jorge’s background in special operations also demonstrates his commitment to excellence and to service.”

Jorge is a distinguished lawyer with an exceptional academic background, having received a Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 2004, and a Master of Science in Finance from Johns Hopkins University in 2022. His representations have included matters involving more than a dozen jurisdictions, including virtually all countries in Latin America. He has represented Fortune 500 companies, large multinational companies and investment funds, foreign governments, high-net-worth individuals and families, government officials, and senior executives.

He is a native Spanish speaker and is admitted to the Florida Bar. He served in the Florida Army National Guard´s 20th Special Forces Group and held a TS/SCI security clearance.

Diaz Reus International Law Firm (DRT) operates a full-service law firm on five continents, across 33 offices in key business centers, offering a global practice centered around national and international parallel proceedings and business transactions, and includes Board Certified lawyers in International Litigation & Arbitration, International Law, and Immigration & Nationality Law. DRT practices in the following broad areas: sovereign immunity, trade, commerce, finance; fraud, civil litigation and arbitration, asset identification, location, tracing and recovery, crypto currency, white collar crime, regulatory and criminal investigations, and defense in matters of corruption, bribery, anti-money laundering, OFAC, CAATSA, Specially Designated Nationals, the Magnitsky Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, and politically sensitive investigations including the recovery of U.S. immigration status and visas.

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