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Emmanuel E. Ubiñas


(T) +1.214.969.3670
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  • University of Notre Dame (J.D. 2002); University of Michigan (B.A. 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas and U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas

Emmanuel Ubiñas' practice is focused on Latin America-related investigations and litigation, including representing clients in matters involving the FCPA, commercial and government bribery, DOJ and SEC investigations, foreign government investigations, bid rigging, procurement fraud, money laundering, self-dealing, accounting fraud, enforcement of foreign judgments, and cross-border contract, fraud, and toxic tort litigation.

A native Spanish speaker, Emmanuel has led dozens of investigations and conducted more than 500 Spanish-language witness interviews for matters connected to Latin America and the Caribbean, including Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Chile.

His experience includes counseling companies on FCPA transactional due diligence and negotiating compliance-related clauses in acquisition, joint venture, EPC, and subcontractor contracts. Emmanuel also advises companies on corporate governance, internal controls, data privacy, and enhancing compliance programs in Latin America. He is a frequent speaker on internal investigations, the FCPA, and doing business in Latin America.

In addition to his Latin America experience, Emmanuel has represented clients in individual and class actions pending before state and federal courts as well as arbitrators and administrative agencies. He has years of experience defending companies in disputes with consumers and tax authorities, as well as arbitration matters relating to contractual post-closing adjustments, earn-outs, breach of representations and warranties, and indemnification claims.

Emmanuel has significant industry knowledge gained from his work with clients in the areas of oil and gas, construction, industrial services, engineering, real estate, telecommunications, agriculture, technology, e-commerce, travel, retail, financial, automotive, manufacturing, transportation, and distribution.

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