Accomplished legal counsel with long career in the insurance, corporate, and high technology industries. Well-versed in all aspects of group life insurance products. Expertise developed in global organizations advising international clients, including marketing, international team leading, entry into new international markets, and revenue generation.
• Team leadership
• Marketing understanding
• Strategic planning
• Settlement negotiation
• Expert knowledge of Insurance
• Corporate transactions
SENIOR PARTNER | 08/2000 to Current
Marroquin & Merino International Legal Advisors - Lima, Peru
• Advised Swiss Re, CNA, and other global clients on a regular basis on Insurance and reinsurance matters on an international basis.
• Assessed new insurance and reinsurance products prior to licensing and regulation, leading specialized teams in various countries, including the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence in the analysis and likelihood of approval by local regulators.
• Drafted and negotiated insurance and reinsurance agreements, sourcing and outsourcing agreements, trusts, acting as lead external counsel of the team advising the Peruvian Government in the privatization of key Government assets, such as Peru’s Main International Airport and one of the world’s largest deposits of natural gas.
• Analyzed possible outcomes and advised clients of potential risks and costs associated with each course of action.
• Tracked and researched developing insurance and reinsurance legislation in order to keep our international teams and myself and on the edge of the insurance field to provide the best advice and advocate for our clients.
• Strived to maintain an open-door policy, team cohesion, good work environment, and responded quickly and fairly to stakeholder concerns.
• Currently act for two global high technology companies (McAfee and Polycom) as their general counsel and General Manager in Peru, reporting to their global headquarters in Europe and the United States.
• Provided legal advice to our global clients in a variety of dispute resolution matters, including complex civil litigation and arbitration). Negotiated settlements.
• Led our international teams in the market entry of our reinsurance clients into several countries in Latin America, registering them as authorized foreign reinsurance companies able to write reinsurance in each jurisdiction.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY | 01/1994 to 07/2000
Baker & McKenzie - Chicago, Illinois
• Advised clients of the firm in a variety of corporate, financial and insurance matters.
• Assist partners of the firm in drafting, negotiating and getting ready for execution of insurance and reinsurance agreements. Researched and produced memoranda on a large number of insurance questions and new developing issues.
• Improved quality processes and work production in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness, working with colleagues from global offices of the firm and helping them to adapt to their training stages of one year in the United States.
• Analyzed current Firm business plans, identifying inefficiencies in existing processes, and tracking performance following implementation of suggested improvements.
• Operated with high integrity, built trust, and earned sustained credibility with internal and external clients.
• Generated new business leads through direct customer engagement, deploying inbound and outbound marketing tactics and developing and optimizing informative content. Responsible for organizing the team and the firm’s bid that resulted in the firm’s hiring by the Peruvian Government to be in charge of all of its privatization program. This included substantial insurance and reinsurance work in all major EPC contracts and BOOT agreements and concessions for ports and airports.
• Collaborated with the Firm’s global teams to define business requirements and achieve high productivity standards.
MEMBER, LEGAL DEPARTMENT | 05/1993 to 12/1994
International Monetary Fund - Washington, DC
• Created and implemented research procedures in order to advise the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and other attorneys of the Fund in their daily functions.
• Researched and drafted extensive memoranda at the request of IMF Legal Department Attorneys on a variety and financial, corporate, currency, and policy issues.
• Coordinated research projects dedicated to raise awareness of the importance of the IMF’s work and its relationship with the World Bank, applying strong project and team leadership abilities to enhance group success.
• Interpreted domestic and foreign laws, rulings, and regulations for IMF Attorneys.
Harvard Law School - Cambridge, Massachusetts
LL.M. (Master of Laws), 05/1993
• Graduated with 3.7 GPA, equivalent to magna cum laude
• Graduated in Top 5 % of Class of 125 students
• Thesis: “Wildlife Utilization: A New International Mechanism for the Protection of Biological Diversity,” published in 1994 by the International Law Institute at Georgetown University and widely cited and quoted as of today. Thesis advisor was Professor Detlev F. Vagts, Bemis Chair Professor of International Law. Received highest grade from him.
• Coursework in Transnational Legal Problems, which included private investments in developing countries, sovereign loans, equity investments by the World Bank and other institutions, and insurance and reinsurance of major international projects to ensure their bankability and comply with applicable standards and regulations.
• Wrote Special Book Review, which was published by the Harvard International Law Journal in 1993.
University of Miami School of Law - Coral Gables, Florida
J.D. (Juris Doctor), 05/1992
• Graduated cum laude
• Elected Editor-in-Chief of the International & Comparative Law Review (formerly the Yearbook of International Law) in 1991.
• Elected President of the International Law Society in 1990 for three consecutive terms.
• Selected Captain of the School Jessup International Moot Court Team, winning against competing teams at the Law School and achieving the 2nd place for the team at the Regional Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, 1991.
• Member of the Honor Society of Bar & Gavel
• Recipient of The Florida Bar Scholarship granted in 1991 to the 10 best law students in the State so that they could spend one summer clerking for a Florida Judge. I was selected to clerk for the Chief Justice of the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Justice Emerson R. Thompson Jr. Researched and drafted decisions that were the basis for key rulings issued by Judge Thompson.
• Received the Mofsky Book Award, granted to a law student for his or her substantial academic accomplishments and contributions to the betterment of the Law School.
• Thesis: “The Protection of Property Rights in the Inter-American System: Banco de Lima Shareholders v. Perú”. This thesis dealt with President Alan Garcia’s historical but failed attempt to expropriate all Peruvian banks in 1987. It examined the legal background, the facts, and the financial repercussions of such attempt, including the disruption of the financial and insurance systems and the collapse of the Peruvian economy.
• Concentrated in International Financial and Comparative Law.
University of Miami - Coral Gables, Florida
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), 05/1989
• Majored in History and Minored in Spanish Literature
• Graduated with Honors in History
• Selected by the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences to receive the “Who is Who in American Colleges and Universities” Award, news that was published by the Miami Herald, the main newspaper of the City of Miami.
• Thesis: “The Diplomatic Recognition of President Augusto B. Leguia”. This thesis dealt with how by giving a coup d’etat with the support of the United States and the National City Bank of New York (today Citibank), President Leguia was able to secure the diplomatic recognition of his government and ruled Peru for eleven years. It highlighted the incipient concept of the importance of approval by the international community in order for a government to be considered legitimate, even when not elected democratically. The United States’ recognition was quickly followed by the United Kingdom and various other countries around the world.
• My decision to minor in Spanish Literature was to protect my native language against the daily but necessary use of English in my studies, as well as to deepen my knowledge of the greatest Spanish and Latin American authors.
• Selected Member of Delta Sigma Pi, the most important honorary business and academic Spanish fraternity in Florida.
• Best Insurance Lawyer Peru, 2009, World Finance
• Best Individual Lawyer Peru, 2000, World Finance
• Best Lawyer Peru, 2014, World Finance
• Elected Member of the Board of Peru 2021 for the Period 2013-2015. This Non-Profit Organization is made up of the CEO’s and Directors of major Peruvian Companies and subsidiaries of European, American, UK, and other foreign countries. Peru 2021 aims to foster social responsibility and grants an annual award to the best socially responsible companies in Perú.
• Elected Member of the Regional Advisory Group of Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Office, based in Santiago, Chile. https://ro.drclas.harvard.edu/advisory_group
• Received the “Who is Who in American Law” Award in1998-1999, and in 2000, from the Marquis Board of Editors.
• Received the Merit Award from the Legal Clinic for the Disabled in Chicago, in appreciation of my pro bono legal work on behalf of the poor and disabled people of my community.
• Received the Outstanding Achievement Award from Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) in recognition of my pro bono work, in and out of court, on behalf of the poor people of Chicago who could not afford to pay legal representation