MIAMI, April 17, 2015 – Marcela Cristina Blanco, Diaz Reus attorney and head of Diaz Reus Bogotá, Colombia office, has been recognized among the Top 50 Female Lawyers specializing in Latin America by the editorial staff of Latinvex, a highly regarded publication covering Latin American business news and analysis.
The selections, announced Wednesday, April 15, 2015, are based on criteria such as regional and local prominence and awards and recognition from additional sources such as Chambers and Partners, a U.K.-based ranking organization and directory. The Latinvex editorial staff reports that they reviewed nearly 100 law firms based in the U.S. and the U.K. before selecting the Top 50 candidates in categories of recognition that include arbitration & litigation, banking & finance, capital markets, corporate & M&A, and energy.
Ms. Blanco is licensed to practice in both the U.S. and Colombia and represents Diaz Reus clients in international and domestic litigation and arbitration in Colombia and the U.S. She is the co-author of “Business Crime in Colombia” for the 2014 and 2015 editions of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Business Crime; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London. Ms. Blanco, educated in both the U.S. and Colombia, earned her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, U.S., and her LL.B and Master in Corporate Law from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
Ms. Blanco formerly served as corporate counsel at Bayer S.A., Bogotá, and as a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court of Kansas.
“Marcela is an excellent attorney and highly valued member of our global team in Latin America and the U.S.,” said Michael Diaz, Jr., Diaz Reus Founding and Global Managing Partner. “We are very proud of Marcela’s achievement. This recognition is well deserved.”
Diaz Reus is an international law firm headquartered in Miami, Florida. The firm is recognized among the top five leading arbitration and litigation law firms in Latin America on the Latinvex 50 and is ranked among the top litigation firms in Florida by Chambers and Partners, U.S.A Guide. The firm has offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and throughout Latin America.
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