January 16, 2017 — MIAMI – Miami-based global law firm Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP announces that Partner Marta Colomar-Garcia has been promoted to its newly established administrative managing partner position. She will work with Global Managing Partner Michael Diaz, Jr. and administrative staff, while continuing her practice in international litigation and arbitration.
“Marta is a dynamic attorney, highly qualified for an integral role on the firm’s management team,” says Michael Diaz, Jr. “As we continue to grow our practice in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, we are extremely confident in her ability to lead the administration of our 18 global offices.”
Dual qualified to practice law in the U.S.—Florida, New York, and the District of Columbia—and Spain, as administrative managing partner Colomar-Garcia will ensure the firm’s services are rendered professionally, ethically, timely, and economically, and comply with applicable federal, state, and local legal requirements. She will oversee policies, procedures, and personnel, and monitor the efficient use and effective operation of the firm’s global infrastructure, including its facilities and telecommunication and computer systems. She will report to the partners on matters of financial performance and client development initiatives.
“I am very honored to receive the confidence of my fellow partners to fill this new role,” says Colomar-Garcia. “The administrative needs of a global firm are significant, and I look forward to the challenge.”
Colomar-Garcia is best known for handling large, complex cross-border litigation and arbitration matters through parallel proceedings, particularly between parties in the U.S. and Latin America. A Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, taking on 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 high-stakes regulatory compliance, complex fraud and asset recovery, international government relations, OFAC counseling and claims, claims under RICO, and appeals and trial support.
She is recognized for obtaining dismissal of a US $1 billion expropriation lawsuit against a Venezuelan government agency under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and acting as plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel defending eight separate class action lawsuits against Argentina’s $100 billion default of sovereign debt in 2001—Seijas v. Republic of Argentina—in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
Colomar-Garcia is Martindale-Hubbell peer review AV-rated, a recipient of the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law 2016 Award for International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, and among Latinvex’s “Top 100 Female Attorneys specializing in Latin America.”
About Diaz Reus
Diaz Reus offers a global practice centered around national and transnational parallel proceedings and transactions in sovereign, trade, commerce, finance, and fraud; civil litigation and arbitration; asset identification, location, tracing and recovery; white collar crime, regulatory, and criminal investigations and defense in matters of corruption, bribery, money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, OFAC, Specially Designated Nationals, and the Bank Secrecy Act; and politically sensitive investigations including the recovery of U.S. immigration status and visas. www.diazreus.com.