Squire Sanders lawyer Gabriel Dejarden has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Latin America and Caribbean Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law (ABA International). The one-year term commenced on August 10th.
“I am honored to be appointed to this leadership position,” said Dejarden. “It is a tremendous opportunity to explore and engage the legal community in the emerging trends and challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean, and I am fully prepared and excited for the work which lies ahead.”
Vice-Chairs, as with other Committee leadership positions, are chosen on the basis of their abilities, expertise, and individual contributions as well as their contributions to the Section. Dejarden’s primary responsibilities will include ensuring the accuracy of the Committee’s infrastructure and organization; hold monthly meetings in an open and entrepreneurial manner; and provide members with cutting-edge practical publications, projects, policy initiatives, and activities of interest.
The Committee focuses on the most diverse relevant issues that are present in the everyday legal-life of lawyers, judges, regulators, and legislators practicing and working in or with Latin America and Caribbean countries, in addition to studying the regional economic integration of the Americas and bilateral and regional trade agreements.
“We are extremely proud of Gabriel to be named by the ABA International as Vice-Chair,” said Alejandro Peña-Prieto, managing partner of Squire Sanders’ Santo Domingo office. “His depth of experience and hard work ethic will be a huge asset to the Latin America and Caribbean Committee, and his appointment reflects Squire Sanders’ strong foothold in the Latin America legal arena.”
ABA International’s mission is to be the preeminent US-based international legal organization by advancing the professional excellent of its worldwide membership; bridging the US and non-US legal communities; helping members serve the international needs of their clients; promoting substantive international expertise; and strengthening the just implementation of the rule of law.