Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Admitted 1979, Dominican Republic. Education: Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (Bachelor of Laws, summa cum laude); Georgia State University (political science courses, 1980); International Law Institute (investment negotiation seminar, 1984); LLM in intellectual property from John Marshall Law School of Chicago, with honors (2016). Member: president Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration Committee and Judge of Disciplinary Board of Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI), Chair Code of Ethics Committee of LATAM COUNCIL of New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), member of Board of Directors of Center for Dispute Resolution of the Chamber of Comerce and Production of the Dominican Republic (CRC), editor of the International Opposition Guide of the International Trademark Association (INTA) for the Caribbean and Central American regions, editor Gaceta Judicial (legal journal), Vice President of the Board of Directors of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo, Inc. (INTEC), past chair of the Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAMDR), past president of the Dominican Intellectual Property Association (ADOPI) and of the Fundación Institucionalidad y Justicia (FINJUS). Languages: Spanish, English, reading ability in French. Areas of practice: corporate law, intellectual property, alternative dispute resolution, aviation law, banking and finance law, environmental law, foreign investment, industrial free zones, international trade, litigation, telecommunications, trusts and estates.