“Cuban-born Michael Diaz is one of the top litigators of Latin America-related cases, with many high-profile clients.
Diaz has represented a Who’s Who of top Venezuelan officials and ex-officials in recent years in several high-profile cases. Recent work includes representing Alejandro Andrade, the former Treasurer of Venezuela, who will soon be released from a 10-year prison sentence, in defense of the U.S. government’s continued efforts to secure and forfeit assets and monies from third parties as part of the largest FCPA case in South Florida history.
Diaz also represents Inversiones Continental Panamá, S.A. (“ICP”) and its related companies in an $800 million arbitration against the Republic of Honduras.
Chambers Latin America 2022 singles out his Latin America-wide corporate crime and investigation work, while Legal 500 Latin America ranks him among the top lawyers in compliance and investigations.
Michael Diaz “is a very good lawyer who is very business-savvy and hands-on with his approach,” one interviewee tells Chambers.”