Yara Lorenzo is a problem solver. Her clients rely on her to find solutions and produce results in response to their most difficult local and international challenges. From inception through to trial, Yara has handled complex issues, in English and Spanish, concerning diverse industries across prominent arbitral institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
Yara's practice also focuses on white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. Yara advises companies in developing, implementing, and improving compliance policies, represents companies facing potential civil and criminal liability in allegations of fraud, and advocates for clients in enforcement-related investigations and proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ).
Yara has been named a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Yara was a judicial law clerk to The Honorable James Lawrence King of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and The Honorable Peter T. Fay of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and worked as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Member of Congress Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Washington, D.C.
Areas of Focus
Representation of a global life sciences company in an internal investigation and assessment of the company's compliance procedures.
Representation of a Mexican commercial real estate group in a U.S. federal government investigation and associated compliance training.
Representation of a Salvadoran telecommunications company in ICDR arbitration proceedings over disputes concerning inter-connection agreements.
Representation of a South American government entity in an ICC arbitration related to a long-term water supply and collateral services concession contract.
Representation of a South American client in federal court proceedings involving the enforcement of a US$25m final arbitration award.
Representation of a South American company in state court proceedings to recover millions owed under a petrochemical sales agreement.
Representation of a U.S.-based construction and engineering company during an internal investigation and subsequent federal government investigation.
Representation of a global technology company in a US$4bn ICC arbitration arising out of an agreement with a telecoms company for IT-related services.
Florida Super Lawyers
40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida
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