Daniel A. Vázquez, has worked representing the Government of Puerto Rico and its personally liable high-level employees at the Puerto Rico Department of Justice in litigation before the US Federal District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and in Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Courts. He clerked for Hon. Judge Carmen Carlos-Cabrera at the Court of Appeals of Puerto Rico and worked in private practice.
Daniel is an experienced litigator who is knowledgeable about Common and Civil Law traditions. He has participated in investigations into practices of Multinational Companies in Latin America in the context of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Daniel was educated in Puerto Rico, the US, and Spain and speaks and writes English and Spanish at a native level, including legal documentation. He is also fluent in Portuguese, and reads French and Catalan to a business level. He is intimately familiar with Latin America, Western Europe, and the legal systems of the US and Spain, and has lived or traveled widely through those regions since his youth.
He holds a Masters in International and Comparative Law (LL.M.) from the George Washington University in Washington D.C. where he wrote his thesis on Argentina’s Request for Provisional Measures and the Precautionary Principle in the Pulp Mills Dispute at the International Court of Justice. He also holds a degree in Law (“Licenciatura en Derecho”) from the University of Barcelona in Spain. He also has a certification in International Commercial Arbitration from American University in Washington D.C. He graduated with honors from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (Juris Doctor), where he was associate editor of the Law Review and holds a degree in Finance (B.S.), with honors and a minor in Economics from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
Daniel is licensed in the District of Columbia, US Federal District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico, US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He is a member of the Professional Development Committee of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia.