Rafael Langer-Osuna is a commercial litigator who tries cases. Rafael has significant experience litigating matters that turn on international relations and involve the foreign relations law of the US. How the law handles information – whether data privacy, the attorney-client privilege, online defamation or intellectual property – fascinates Rafael. Rafael often uses Spanish and a broad understanding of various legal cultures in representing foreign governments and multinational corporations in international disputes in US courts. These disputes often call upon Rafael to help coordinate global legal strategy across a variety of jurisdictions. Other lawyers, including lawyers from other law firms, seek advice from Rafael, regarding the application of the attorney-client privilege. In addition, Rafael maintains an active appellate and pro bono practice.
Rafael received a Master’s in East Asian Studies from Duke University, a Master’s in Cross-Cultural Moral Development from the University of California at Berkeley, and a certificate in Chinese and Environmental Studies from Nanjing University of Chemical Technology. Rafael also has a working knowledge of Mandarin.
Rafael is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy.