Gabriella Morello

Gabriella Morello

Senior Associate

Email gabriella.morello@​

Phone +1 305 459 6675

Fax +1 305 459 6550

LanguagesEnglish, Italian, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Advising clients in domestic and international commercial litigations, arbitrations, and internal investigations, Gabriella Morello strives to provide tailored and effective solutions.

With a distinct background in Florida and New York law, Gabriella appreciates the significance of both regional and international cultural influences. She has experience developing legal strategies for her clients that considers their business objectives, culture, and industry so that they can focus on what they do best – attend to business. Her entrepreneurial background also informs her work with start-up companies, helping them lay the legal foundation necessary to protect and expand their growth.

Whether starting their business, assessing their business, or dealing with challenges to their business, Gabriella works with her clients to navigate and address their legal needs.

Awards and recognitions


Ones to Watch: Commercial Litigation
The Best Lawyers in America


Rising Stars, Business Litigation
Florida Super Lawyers


Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers, 2013

B.A., Columbia University, 2009

Bar admissions and qualifications


New York

Court admissions

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Representative experience

Representing a global technology company in a US$4bn ICC arbitration arising out of an IT-services agreement with a telecommunications company.

Advising a renewable energy company on potential claims and recovery from a services agreement for development of a hydroelectric power plant in Central America.

Representing startup organization in connection with its incorporation, formation, and tax exemption application.

Advised multinational automotive company in internal investigation regarding South American subsidiary's activities related to an ongoing civil litigation.

Advised a global technology company in internal investigation related to compliance with and potential claims arising from its Brazilian subsidiary's services contact.

Advising multinational client in internal investigations concerning compliance with internal policies and procedures.

Advising client in a Chapter 15 ancillary U.S. bankruptcy to a Brazilian main bankruptcy proceeding.

Representing a Chinese manufacturer in an ICC arbitration arising out of a supply agreement with a Brazilian steel company.

Successfully settled a multinational packaging company's claims for seller's breach of a purchase agreement for the sale of its Latin American business.

Successfully defended development company in suit concerning the sale of a commercial property, dissolving a lis pendens and dismissing the case.

Advised real estate management company on employment issues, including termination, leave, and non-competition covenants.

Represented startup company in connecting with the formation, incorporation, and employee matters.*

Represented a Mexican state-owned energy company in internal investigation due to allegations of corporate misconduct concerning contracts with a Brazilian construction company.

Advised global oilfield service company in investigation concerning its Latin American subsidiaries' compliance with internal controls, trade regulations, and accounting measures.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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