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Latinvex Names Crowell & Moring’s Mariana Pendas to "Top 100 Female Lawyers" List

Washington – May 29, 2019: Mariana Pendas has been recognized by Latinvex as one of Latin America’s “Top 100 Female Lawyers.” Specifically, Pendas was recognized as one of the two female lawyers in the category of Trade. She was also recognized in the category of Arbitration and Litigation. The list features 100 female lawyers from top international firms who focus on Latin America.

Pendas, a member of the firm’s International Trade Group, is qualified to practice both in Spain and New York and is admitted to practice under the Brussels E List. Her specialty is helping clients comply with U.S. and EU economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, export controls, anti- bribery/anti-corruption, and international dispute resolution. Latinvex highlighted her recent experience assisting U.S. clients regarding exploration of the Cuban market in compliance with U.S. sanctions and advising on other aspects of U.S. Venezuelan sanctions. Pendas maintains an active pro bono practice where she is advising a nonprofit advancing the performing arts in Cuba.

The list features 100 lawyers from 61 firms based in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and British Virgin Islands. Selections were made based on individuals’ recent track record on major deals and business, the firm’s prominence in Latin America, and recognition from third parties, including Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

“I am honored to be named to such a prestigious list,” Pendas said. “Latin America is a focus for the firm and our clients, and I look forward to continuing to establish long-term investments in the region.”

Latinvex publishes daily news and weekly analysis on Latin America business and provides extensive coverage of Latin America's legal, technology, and energy sectors.

About Crowell & Moring’s Latin American Practice

Crowell & Moring represents clients in Latin America and the Caribbean on issues including international arbitration, corporate, finance, international trade, and policy issues. The firm regularly advises clients on issues under international and regional trade conventions, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central America-Dominican Republic-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), as well as bilateral free trade agreements between the United States and Colombia, Panama, and other countries. The firm also advises on anti-money laundering and sanctions issues across Latin America.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 550 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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