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Emmanuel E. Ubiñas


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

Bar Admissions

  • Texas and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Emmanuel Ubiñas has more than 15 years of experience in investigations and litigation. A native Spanish speaker, he has led dozens of investigations and conducted more than 500 Spanish-language interviews for matters connected to Latin America, including Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Chile. Global Investigations Review recently recognized Emmanuel in its "40 under 40" list of the world's leading investigators. Who's Who Legal also named him as one of the most eminent lawyers under 45 in the field of investigations, noting that clients "widely praised [Emmanuel] for his skill in leading Latin America-related investigations."

Emmanuel also counsels companies on compliance programs, FCPA transactional due diligence, and negotiating compliance-related clauses in transactional agreements. He has significant industry knowledge gained from his work in the areas of energy, construction, engineering, industrial services, real estate, telecommunications, agriculture, technology, e-commerce, travel, retail, financial, automotive, manufacturing, aviation, and distribution.

In addition to his investigation and compliance experience, Emmanuel has significant experience leading individual and class action litigation matters in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations. His litigation experience includes matters relating to enforcement of foreign judgments, cross-border contracts, toxic torts, state and local tax, post-closing adjustments, earn-outs, breach of representations and warranties, and indemnification claims. He also has taken a leading role in the pro bono representation of hundreds of Latin American women and children in asylum cases largely stemming from domestic abuse or political persecution.

Honors & Distinctions

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

    Who's Who Legal: Investigations — Future Leaders list of the most eminent lawyers under 45 active in the field of investigations (2018)

    Texas Monthly "Texas Rising Star" (2010-2017)

    Texas Diversity Council "Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers" (2017)


Emmanuel Ubiñas Ubinas