Gabriella Morello

Gabriella Morello

Senior Associate
Miami

Email gabriella.morello@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 305 459 6675

Fax +1 305 459 6550

LanguagesEnglish, Italian, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Advising clients in domestic and international arbitrations, commercial litigations, 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 to her clients’ legal needs. Leveraging her multilingual proficiencies, Gabriella regularly assists clients with compliance, internal investigations, and international dispute resolutions in the energy, telecommunications, technology, and health care industries, focusing in Latin America.

Gabriella has represented companies in investigations by federal and state agencies, like the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in litigations before federal and state courts, and in arbitrations before the leading international institutions, like the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).  Whether her clients are starting their business, assessing their business, or dealing with challenges to their business, Gabriella develops legal strategies that considers their business objectives, culture, and industry so that they can focus on what they do best – attend to business.

Awards and recognitions

2021

Ones to Watch: Commercial Litigation
The Best Lawyers in America

2020

Rising Stars, Business Litigation
Florida Super Lawyers

2019

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

Education and admissions

Education

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

Florida

New York

Court admissions

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Representative experience

Represented a health insurer in AAA arbitration brought by in-network hospital system alleging various breaches of hospital network agreement related to HIPAA, NUBC, and CMS guidelines.

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 start-up healthtech company with internal investigation and parallel proceedings and litigation, regarding allegations of HIPAA violations.

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.

Represented engineering companies in an ICDR arbitration against services company related to an alleged fraud and breach of a service agreement for satellite operation and maintenance.

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