Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an Am Law 200 firm founded in 1909 and one of the Southwest's largest full-service law firms, has offices in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in the areas of aviation, chemical and refining, corporate, energy, environmental, financial restructuring and reorganization, government affairs, hospitality, insurance, intellectual property, international, labor and employment, litigation, manufacturing, maritime, private equity, real estate, retail, tax, technology law and venture capital.
DEMING PLLC represents companies, organizations, and individuals in a range of international legal matters, including complying with various foreign and domestic legal regimes associated with the conduct of international business and, in particular, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, and Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). DEMING PLLC has built a reputation for excellence in handling matters related to the FCPA, implementing and auditing corporate compliance programs, ensuring the adequacy of internal controls, conducting internal investigations and due diligence, providing advice relative to making disclosures togovernment officials, and representing clients in U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other investigations. DEMING PLLC regularly provides its specialized expertise to support major foreign and domestic law firms, accounting and consulting firms, and counsel for companies, organizations, and audit committees.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises the world's leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities. The Firm's approximately 500 lawyers are based in North America and Europe. More information can be found at www.friedfrank.com.
J.A. Treviño Abogados –JATA– is a law firm specialized in international business transactions, with offices in Monterrey, Mexico and Houston, Texas. The firm is internationally recognized in several practice areas, among which are Contracts and Corporate Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financing, Energy, Business Start-Ups and International Trade, Real Estate Transactions, Labor Matters and Intellectual Property. JATA’s clients range from mid-size Mexican, North American, European and Asian private companies, to large corporations listed in Fortune 500. Some of the most prestigious global law firms rely on JATA for their clients’ transactions in Mexico.
Integrated by a qualified bilingual and bi-cultural professional team, JATA is specially positioned to advise foreign companies who are seeking for business opportunities in Mexico. JATA’s clients prefer its high quality service, in addition to the integrity, ethics and outstanding experience of the firm in its areas of practice.
Charlie Meacham, a bilingual and bicultural corporate lawyer born and raised in Caracas, advises clients with cross-border projects throughout the Americas. Charlie opened the Gardere office in Mexico City in 1992, and was the resident U.S. partner in charge until 1996. He advises clients doing or seeking to do business in Mexico and Latin America on how to structure investments and projects, including cross border joint ventures, public bids for infrastructure projects, acquisitions and divestitures and international contracting matters.
Charlie also represents Latin American and other foreign investors in the U.S., and advises clients worldwide on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption conventions. Clients rely on Charlie’s ability to quickly gain entrée and to navigate the business communities, governments and regulations of nations with emerging economies.
Charlie received his B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.
Over many years, Stuart H. Deming has represented foreign and domestic clients in a range of business and investigatory matters focusing on the FCPA and related antibribery regimes now being enforced in much of the world. Both an attorney and CPA, prior to entering private practice, he served with the SEC and in various capacities with the U.S. Department of Justice, including as one of the special prosecutors in a highly sensitive investigation of the U.S. Congress. Mr. Deming is the author of Oxford University Press’ recently published Anti-Bribery Laws in Common Law Jurisdictions; the co-author with a leading English barrister of The FCPA and UK Bribery Act: A Ready Reference for Business; and the author of a major best-selling book published by the ABA: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the New International Norms.
Joshua D. Roth is a litigation partner resident in Fried Frank’s New York office. He represents entities and individuals in a diverse range of complex white collar, regulatory, and commercial litigation matters.
Mr. Roth counsels clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related anti-corruption laws, representing entities and individuals in connection with investigations, anti-corruption due diligence for acquisitions, underwritings, and financings, and designing and implementing anti-corruption compliance programs for businesses in various industries. Among other representations, Mr. Roth is currently advising clients operating in Latin America on various anti-corruption matters, including in connection with the ongoing investigations in Brazil. Mr. Roth also represents entities and individuals in investigations and enforcement actions by various federal and state government authorities and litigates corporate matters and business disputes in state and federal courts.
Mr. Roth received his JD, magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law and his BA, magna cum laude, from Cornell University.
Carlos A. Chávez Pereda is a Senior Associate at JATA, based in its Monterrey, Mexico office. Carlos has advised Mexican and international clients on a broad range of matters relating to commercial, financial and energy transactions, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, data privacy protection and business start-up in Mexico. He is also experienced in the design and implementation of corporate structures in Mexico, including corporate governance matters. Carlos obtained his law degree from the Universidad de Monterrey, and a LL.M. from Duke University. He is a member of the Mexican Bar Association.