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Cristina Pérez Soto
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Contact

(T) +1.305.714.9733
(F) +1.305.714.9799

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania (J.D. 2001); Princeton University (A.B. 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, New York, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Eleventh Circuits, and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and Southern District of New York

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to: Judge Juan R. Torruella, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit (2003-2004) and Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico (2001-2002)

Government Service

  • Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida (Miami office) (2007-2011)

Cristina Pérez Soto practices in all areas of cross-border investigations and disputes before United States federal and state courts, international arbitration institutions, and other tribunals.

She regularly represents companies and individuals in U.S. government investigations concerning a wide range of allegations including corruption, securities, tax, commodities, and other fraud; insider trading; money laundering; commercial bribery; and other violations. Cristina served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the criminal division of the Southern District of Florida for four years. During this time she focused on major fraud cases, including securities, investment, mortgage, tax, and other large-scale fraud matters, and tried more than 15 jury cases to verdict.

Cristina also has significant experience in international litigation and arbitration, including enforcement proceedings, representing clients in the United States and abroad. A native Spanish speaker, Cristina has represented clients across Latin America, including Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico. She has experience handling international arbitration matters before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association, including matters that have been conducted entirely in Spanish.

Cristina is on the board of directors of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She speaks regularly on issues regarding investigations and global disputes, with a particular focus on Latin America.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Named among the Daily Business Review's "Most Effective Lawyers" of 2017

    Named to Latin America's Rising Legal Stars for 2018 by Latinvex

    Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Leader in the Law, 2017

    40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2014

    Recipient of Outstanding Service and Performance Award, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Languages

Spanish and Italian
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