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“Big Law” in Latin America: Globalization and Adjustments


October 17, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm

Room 80 Moot Courtroom

    This daylong event will feature a general discussion of the preliminary results obtained through a multi-country empirical investigation geared to explore the impact of the social, political, and economic landscape on the providers of high-end corporate legal services in several Latin American countries and Spain during the last two decades.  The program will be divided into three thematic sessions, during which the authors of the national/sub-regional reports will discuss their findings, identify points of convergence and divergence across jurisdictions, and exchange ideas on the general landscape of high-end corporate legal services in Latin America and Spain vis-à-vis the United States.  


    The national reporters and countries represented in the project are:  Manuel A. Gómez & Rogelio Pérez Perdomo (Venezuela), Gorki Gonzales Mantilla (Perú), Carlos Taboada (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic), Iñigo de la Maza (Chile), Rodrigo Meneses (Mexico), Mariana Conti Craveiro (Brazil), Everaldo Lamprea (Colombia), and Marisa Méndez (Spain).


    This project is part of the Stanford Law School Research Project on the Future of the Legal Profession, and is funded by a generous gift from Sidley Austin LLP.  This conference is co-sponsored by the Project on the Future of the Legal Profession, the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, and the Stanford Program on Law and Society.

    Continental breakfast will be available starting at 8:30 am; lunch will be provided; reception will follow after the conference on Neukom Terrace.

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