Miami – 28 Sep 2017. We are pleased to announce that Miami-based Diaz, Reus & Targ LLP Global Managing Partner Michael Diaz, Jr. and the firm itself have been recommended by the world’s top legal guide, Chambers Latin America 2018, for “Corporate Crime & Investigations” across the region.
Chambers recognizes that “Practice head Michael Diaz is experienced in complex compliance matters, notably financial fraud and cross-border white-collar crime. He is routinely retained by a broad roster of clients, including multinational corporations, public officials and financial institutions. He stands out to interviewees for being “efficient, effective and attentive to clients.”
The top legal guide also praises the Diaz Reus team, headed by Michael Diaz, Jr. and Robert I. Targ and composed of fourteen partners and seven other qualified lawyers, which is, as being a “dynamic practice group experienced in complex international corporate investigations, with a strong reputation for its abilities in fraud, compliance and money laundering matters.” Chambers also notes that Diaz Reus “maintains a broad regional footprint with offices across Central and South America, including Panama, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil,” and that the Diaz Reus team are “regularly instructed by high net worth individuals and their companies, as well as multinationals and government entities.”
Firm members are Florida Bar Board Certified in Criminal, International and Immigration law, and are Certified Anti-Money Laundering (ACAMS) Specialists.
One satisfied client commented to Chambers: “The firm provides a very specialized service; the lawyers are all experienced and have strong backgrounds in this field.”
Michael Diaz is a multilingual litigator, trial lawyer, and arbitral advocate with 31 years of experience advising clients, trying cases, and negotiating resolutions to complex civil, arbitral and criminal disputes. He has extensive experience handling visa recovery efforts, FCPA and OFAC violations, and Specially Designated Nationals classifications. He regularly counsels on preventative arbitration and litigation strategies and conducts parallel investigations in complex, high-stakes regulatory, investigative and compliance matters that involve financial fraud, international asset recovery and white-collar crime. Mr. Diaz’s sophisticated asset tracing techniques have resulted in millions of dollars in recoveries for U.S. receivers, financial institutions, and individual fraud victims. He has handled numerous notable, well-publicized litigation and arbitration cases, and cases of alleged money laundering and public corruption in the United States, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Mr. Diaz is also recognized and ranked in Chambers USA 2017 for “Litigation”, Florida; Chambers Global 2017 for “Fraud”, Latin America-wide; Florida Super Lawyers International Law and Top Lawyers Honors for South Florida Legal Guide; Global Investigation Review 100 (GIR100). He is recognized by the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys and listed among the 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. He is also listed among the Best Lawyers in Panama for “Litigation” and in Miami for “International Arbitration and Governmental”. Mr. Diaz is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (ACAMS).
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, Los Angeles and Washington to Dubai, Shanghai, Madrid, Frankfurt, Prague and ten 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.
About Chambers and Partners
Chambers and Partners has been assessing and ranking the world’s best business lawyers since 1990, and currently covers 185 jurisdictions. It employs full-time researchers who interview thousands of attorneys and their clients around the world to identify which perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients. It is the world’s top publication for ranking lawyers and law firms, according to an independent survey of over 20,000 in-house counsels.
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