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Emmanuel E. Ubiñas
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.214.969.3670
(F) +1.214.969.5100

Education

  • 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 has more than 15 years of experience on Latin America-related investigations and litigation. He has worked on matters involving bribery, bid rigging, procurement fraud, money laundering, self-dealing, accounting fraud, enforcement of foreign judgments, and cross-border contract and toxic tort litigation. A native Spanish speaker, he 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, El Salvador, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Chile.

Beyond his investigation and litigation experience, Emmanuel's recent engagements also include counseling companies on: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) transactional due diligence; compliance-related clauses in acquisition, joint venture, EPC, and subcontractor contracts; corporate governance, internal controls, data privacy, and implementing and enhancing compliance programs in Latin America; and contractual post-closing adjustments, earn-outs, breach of representations and warranties, and indemnification claims. He 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.

Emmanuel is a frequent speaker on internal investigations, the FCPA, and doing business in Latin America. He also maintains an active pro bono practice taking a leading role in the Firm's representation of hundreds of Latin American immigrant women and children in asylum cases largely stemming from domestic abuse or political persecution, including appearing before immigration officers and representing asylum applicants in Immigration Court.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized by Global Investigations Review on its "40 under 40" list of the world's leading investigations lawyers (2017)

    Named a "Texas Rising Star" by Texas Monthly (2010-2017)

    Selected by Texas Diversity Council for its "Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers" list (2017)

Languages

Spanish
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