April 11, 2016 — MIAMI — The editorial staff of Latinvex has announced their selection of the top 100 female lawyers specializing in Latin America among international law firms. Diaz Reus is pleased to announce that Partner Marta Colomar-Garcia is among those recognized, earning distinction for her achievement in the area of litigation and arbitration in Latin America.
“Marta is a dynamic attorney and this award is well deserved,” says Michael Diaz, Jr., founder and global managing partner of the Miami-based law firm of Diaz Reus. “As we continue to grow our presence in Latin America, Marta has proven to be a valuable asset for our clients and our law firm.”
Colomar-Garcia is a multifaceted, bilingual attorney best known for handling large, complex cross-border litigation and arbitration matters through parallel proceedings, particularly between parties in the United States and Latin America. She has been recognized in the press for obtaining dismissal of a $1 billion expropriation lawsuit against a Venezuelan government agency under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, where she drafted the dispositive briefs and successfully argued in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Currently, she is plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel in defending eight separate class action lawsuits against Argentina’s $100 billion default of sovereign debt in 2001 in Seijas v. Republic of Argentina, United States District Court, Southern District of New York.
Dual qualified to practice law in the United States—Florida, New York, and the District of Columbia—and Spain, Colomar-Garcia is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, handling white-collar criminal cases with a focus on Latin American related matters including government investigations, financial crimes, and public corruption. She represents multinational corporations, sovereign governments, and individuals in significant matters of high-stakes regulatory compliance, complex fraud and asset recovery, international government relations, OFAC counseling and claims, claims under RICO, business and finance transactions, and appeals and trial support. She has represented the Venezuelan equivalent of the U.S. FDIC, FOGADE, in numerous disputes involving fraud and asset recovery over the past six years.
About the Award
The criteria for selection factored recent track record on major deals, cases, and business, prominence of the individual’s firm in Latin America, and rankings by third parties such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, and Thomson Reuters. The staff looked at nearly 100 law firms to chose 100 attorneys from 57 different firms based in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the Cayman Islands. The Award recognizes expertise in more than ten different areas, ranging from arbitration and litigation, banking and finance, capital markets, and corporate and M&A, to energy, FCPA, mining, and project finance.
Latinvex is a daily online news and business publication covering Latin American legal, tech, and energy sectors, also offering in depth analysis of countries, companies, and people on a weekly basis.
About Diaz Reus
Diaz Reus staffs eight offices in key, dynamic Latin American cities including Mexico City, Mexico; Panama, Republic of Panama; Caracas, Venezuela; Bogota, Colombia; Lima, Peru; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; and, São Paulo, Brazil, where the firm represents multinational corporations, government entities, public officials, international banks and other financial institutions, entrepreneurs, and high-net-worth individuals in many well known, high profile cases and transactions.