Javier Coronado Diaz

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Javier Coronado Diaz


Miami Tower at International Place 100 S.E. Second Street, Suite 3400 - Miami, Florida 33131
+1 (305) 375 92 20
"Javier Coronado is an exceptional attorney. This subject of criminal law is extremely complicated for a non-lawyer, and Javier has a wonderful ability to explain the subject simply, without leaving out the important details."

- Legal500 Latin America 2024


He is an international attorney licensed to practice in Florida, New York, Colombia and before various U.S. federal courts and Government agencies, with certifications in Anti-Money Laundering and Global Economic Sanctions, and graduate studies, in the U.S. and Spain, on white-collar criminal litigation, risk management, compliance, fraud, and anti-money laundering.

He regularly represents individuals and corporations in international investigations and litigation, asset recovery, and cases involving white collar crimes, domestic and foreign corruption, anti-money laundering laws, Sanctions, and financial fraud, including investigations and enforcement actions by the Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Department of Homeland Security. He also advises clients in business transactions, corporate governance, and entity formation, particularly, in securing the client’s compliance with international, U.S. and Colombian legal standards, regulations, and best practices.

Apart from being a skilled transnational and bicultural litigator, Mr. Coronado is a noteworthy scholar in the areas of criminal law and procedure. He regularly serves as an adjunct professor at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Law School in related courses, and writes articles and comments in the same fields for various law journals and widely publicized newsletters such as The Interamerican Dialogue and Latin Counsel.

Languages: Spanish and English



Areas of Practice

Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation
White Collar Criminal
Regulatory Compliance
Fraud & Asset Recovery
Financial Institutions & OFAC
Business & Finance Transactions
Corporate & Business Services


  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, LL.M.
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, LL.B., with honors.

Certifications & Specializations

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
  • Certified Global Sanctions Specialist by ACAMS
  • Specialization in constitutional law and litigation, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, with honors.
  • Masters in Risk Management, Fraud & AML Compliance by EALDE, Madrid, Spain.


  • Florida
  • Colombia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • District of Nebraska


  • The Legal 500: Dispute Resolution - International litigation, U.S. (2024)
  • The Legal 500: Compliance and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice To Individuals, U.S. (2024)
  • The Legal 500: Compliance & White-Collar Crime; and Corporate and M&A, Colombia (2024)
  • The Legal 500: Compliance & Investigations; and Miami Firms, International Firms, Latin America guide (2024). Next Generation Partner 2024.
  • GIR 40 Under 40: The World's Leading Young Investigations Specialists: Featured Individual
  • Leaders League: Compliance; and White-Collar Crime, Colombia (2019-2024)
  • Leaders League USA 2024: Investigations & White-Collar Crime
  • COLFUTURO scholarship

Professional Leadership

  • International Bar Association, member.
  • New York City Bar Association, member.
  • Colombian American Bar Association, member.
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.M. Class President
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Centre for Studies in Criminology and Victimology, member and former director