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Associate Attorney in Corporate Law

Goodrich, Riquelme & Asoc

Member of contracts, foreign investment, foreign trade, administrative law, merger and acquisitions, due diligence and public and private bids areas.

Legal Counsel and Contract Manager

Hewlett Packard

Headed the Mexican, Central America, Caribbean and Colombia negotiations team for contracts and agreements including consulting, outsourcing, support, networking, training, public tenders, technology finance agreements, proposals, SAB 101 compliance supervision, and copyright and intellectual property issues.

-Drafted and negotiated channel partnerships and third party alliances.

-Instituted the regional legal position, constructing corresponding policies and process for the contract management position.

-Designed, negotiated and executed the largest datacenter services contracts for Latin America worth over $40 million each.

-Conceived and initiated $100 million comprehensive outsourcing contract, the largest in Latin America.

-Developed, negotiated and executed the first internet datacenter contracts in the region of over $25 million.

Jan 2009Present


Donovan, Adán & Traslosheros

International Law Firm specialized in IT, Commercial, Administrative and Corporate Law

Jun 2003Jan 2009

Retail, Channel and NoLA Senior Counsel

Dell, Inc.

Senior Counsel - Retail, Channel and NoLA(2006-2009)

Selected to plan and execute entire legal strategy for Dell’s introduction into the Latin American distributorship and retail market.

Managed legal responsibility for all areas for Dell in Mexico and Latin America northern cone including Caribbean and Central America, regarding transactional matters and litigation in administrative, criminal and civil law.

-Appointed to the prestigious Emerging Leader Program in 2008; Honored with Legal Excellence Award in 2006 and 2007 and CFO Excellence Award in 2006.

-Garnered a $400 million revenue increase by designing and implementing the retail and distributorship legal structure for introduction into the entire Latin American region.

-Drafted, executed and negotiated all major distribution contracts including the wholesalers’ agreements.

-Reduced all legal contingencies in the region due to the dealer protectionist laws, reducing risk by $40 million.

-Obtained a penalty payment of over $41 million, by leading negotiations with Mexican Government for the early termination of a services agreement.

-Reached a successful arrangement that restricted sales in the country of over $25 million, by serving in the role of Negotiation Team Leader of Litigation in the Dominican Republic.

-Achieved the first services agreement with the Jamaican government for $25 million, by drafting, executing and negotiating the necessary legal structure.

-Reduced regional legal expenses by more than 40% versus revenue increase. 

-Lead team to collect bad debt in Central America of over $10 million and reduced bad debt issues in the region, by designing and implementing new credit policies and regulations.

-Served as Leader Investigator for ethics cases throughout NoLA, recognized for ensuring corporate compliance.

-Managed training of all distributors and employees through out the region in FCPA, Export Compliance and Ethics.

-Enabled new revenues of $40 million, by creating subsidiaries and marketing entities in Venezuela, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica and Honduras. 

Jun 2003Mar 2005

Legal Latin America Counsel

Latin America Legal Counsel(2003-2006)

Responsible for all legal areas for Dell in Mexico and Latin America northern cone including Caribbean and Central America including transactional matters and litigation in administrative, criminal and civil matters.

-Selected as a top 40 In-House Lawyer, under forty years old, by Latin Lawyer UK publication in 2005.

-Designed, negotiated and executed the largest services contract in Dell worldwide history with a contract value of $800 million.

-Led the Government Relations team in order to repeal a regulation that granted benefits to the competition in public tenders.

-Obtained favourable sentence for the largest administrative claim made by Dell LatAm for over $30 million.

-Designed, drafted and negotiated legal structure for the first IT leasing agreement with Mexican government of $10 million.

-Reduced operating expense over 10%, by negotiating major procurement contracts.

-Played a pivotal role in delivering an additional $30 million in revenue, by creating a Puerto Rico subsidiary and Costa Rica marketing entity.

-Team member of the largest acquisition made by Dell (Alienware purchase).

-Lowered consumer claims payment over 45% by reaching agreements prior to any claim filing

-Investigated and successfully sought prosecution in case of credit card fraud of over $1.5 million and found and proceeded against other purchase fraud of over half million.

-Shrunk legal expenses in Mexico and Colombia by over 40% compared with previous years.

-Achieved Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification. 

May 1999Feb 2000

Legal Senior Manager

Deloitte & Touche

Managed contracts, foreign investment, administrative law, environmental law, foreign trade, merger and acquisitions, trademarks and patents, and legal due diligence.

-Customized AS2 software for use in legal due diligence.

-Charged with the leadership of 15 direct reports including attorneys and law clerks.

-Bolstered invoicing of legal department 200% by increasing both clients and service offerings.

-Reviewed and edited legal publications issued by the firm.

-Delivered a $100,000 annual billing increase, by establishing policies and procedures for comprehensive legal due diligences.

-Designed and implemented the legal structure of all the Deloitte & Touche companies to obtain tax benefits.

Jun 1996May 1997

Associate Attorney in Corporate and Environmental Law

Santamarina & Steta

Corporate: Member of contracts, foreign investment, administrative law, foreign trade, merger and acquisitions, due diligence and public and private bids areas.

Environmental: Litigant and counselling on any kind of pollution problems and legal audits.

-Contributed to and part of the wining team of the largest public tender in Mexican history of over $1 billion.

-Participated in the drafting and modification of the environmental regulations with the Mexican government.


Oct 1997Sep 1998

Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law

·CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) scholarship

·First Mexican to obtain this degree from the University of Oxford

Jan 1996Dec 1996

Graduate Studies on International Commercial and Financial Law

Universidad Panamericana

·Cumulative GPA 9.1 (out of 10)

·Graduate with highest honours

Aug 1990Aug 1994

Bachelor in Arts, Law

Universidad Iberoamericana

Law Degree specialised in International, Commercial and Corporate law.

Gradute with honours

Cumulative GPA 9.1 of 10


Alternative Conflict Solution
Finding solution to al type of controversy without a legal process.
Dealing with Challenges
During all my years of experience, constantly I have been asked to confront new challenges and solve them in a very short time. Currently working under pressure and in a rush is a very comfortable manner of working


Experienced senior level executive with nearly twenty years of proven success in corporations, law firms, and consultancy.Proactive.Results driven.An analytical and critical thinker who will institute strategic initiatives and carry them out in order to effectuate positive change, efficiency, increased profitability and reduce legal risks.

Executes complex international business strategies, carefully weighing legal, financial, ethical and fiscal implications.Builds and develops teams and infrastructures within high pressure environments.Leverages organizational strengths to support sustained growth and profitability.Led successful enterprise level contract negotiations resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in incremental revenue.Effectively manages all ethics and corporate compliance rules and issues. Adept at managing government relations at all levels. Extensive qualifications in the following competencies:

▪ Administrative Law ▪ Intellectual Property ▪ Mergers & Acquisitions ▪ Alternate Dispute Resolution

▪ Risk Management & Mitigation ▪ Contract Negotiation & Closing ▪ Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity▪ Channel & Alliance Partnerships▪ Customer Relationship Management▪ Project Management & Implementation 


Reading, watching movies and specially long distance triathlons. I have completed 6x Ironman Triathlons and I am the first Mexican to complete the Ultraman Canada Triathlon.


Aug 2004Present

Yellow Belt

Six Sigma