Squire Patton Boggs lawyers Kimberly J. Donovan and Raúl B. Mañón have been named among South Florida’s rising stars by legal publication Daily Business Review. DBR writes that the candidates were selected not only for what they've achieved thus far, but for what the publication believes “they're likely to accomplish for the legal profession and for their respective communities in the future.”
A partner in the firm’s Healthcare Litigation Practice, Ms. Donovan’s practice focuses on the nexus of health law and commercial litigation. This past year, she represented clients in significant and precedent- setting healthcare litigation and co-chaired a trial securing a multi-million dollar final judgment. She also represented clients in arbitration and advised them on important and novel legal issues affecting the industry. Outside of the firm, Ms. Donovan, a mother of two, devotes her time to helping the children within her community. She volunteers with the Justice Teaching Program and is a member of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council.
Mr. Mañón, a principal in the Squire Patton Boggs International Dispute Resolution Practice, holds two law degrees from both a civil-law and a common-law jurisdiction. Using these to his advantage, Mr. Mañón advises clients in cross-border, transnational disputes whether before US courts or international tribunals. Among Mr. Mañón’s most notable engagements over the past year, he advised an Eastern-European sovereign on specific changes to its national laws and on the implications of those changes under its national laws, under the laws of the European Union, and under public international law; is representing the Republic of Ecuador in its efforts to annul a US$2.7 billion dollar award rendered under the rules of ICSID; is part of the team that represents the Slovak Republic in the investment arbitration styled EuroGas Inc. and Belmont Resources Inc. v. Slovak Republic (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/14); and represents a US publicly traded energy company in arbitral proceedings under the ICC rules. Domestically, he successfully represented a Central-American corporation being investigated for alleged money laundering and was involved in the civil forfeiture case that ensued and Florida Power and Light Company on its most recent rate case before the Florida Supreme Court.