Johanna OliverRousseaux

Of Counsel

Miami + 1.305.714.9709

Johanna Rousseaux advises clients on the resolution of complex disputes before U.S., foreign, and international tribunals. With almost 30 years of experience working in Latin America and Europe, Johanna understands the cultural contexts of disputes and brings a unique perspective to resolving them. She works closely with in-house and foreign counsel, witnesses, and experts to develop a cohesive strategy capable of straddling widely different legal systems. Johanna has extensive experience with state, federal, and appellate litigation, cross-border discovery, trial before foreign tribunals, private and treaty-based arbitration, mediation, and consultation with government agencies.

Johanna represents one of the world's largest energy companies and saw the company through an historic case involving a foreign government, its state oil company, individual plaintiffs, and the international coalition of lawyers and activists who supported them.

Johanna also is a dedicated pro bono lawyer, repeatedly winning recognition from the nonprofit agencies she collaborates with. She helped establish the Firm's Laredo Project, serving as one of the lead lawyers "on the ground" on the Texas border providing representation to asylum seekers in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention.

Before joining Jones Day, Johanna headed the conflict resolution and prevention program at the Arias Foundation, founded by Nobel Peace laureate and president of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias. Working closely with Dr. Arias taught Johanna the power of leadership through service. In addition to her pro bono work, Johanna sits on the board of directors of Americans for Immigrant Justice, the public policy committee of United Way, and the executive council of United Way's Women United.

Experience

  • Businessman and lawyer found to be entitled to return of money seized in investigationJones Day represented a prominent Latin American business man and lawyer in connection with the return of millions of dollars seized by the U.S. government.
  • Chevron obtains discovery against former opposing counsel in long-running litigation in Ecuador and BIT Arbitration against Republic of EcuadorJones Day client Chevron Corporation has been involved in contentious litigation in Ecuador in which the plaintiffs have alleged billions of dollars in damages.
  • Jordan Aviation avoids foreclosure sale by CTS EnginesJones Day was retained by Jordan Aviation, an airline based in Amman, in connection with litigation for breach of contract pending in a Florida state court.
  • Chevron defends against allegations of environmental damage from oil seeps off coast of BrazilJones Day is serving as lead U.S. counsel for Chevron with respect to various legal and administrative proceedings arising out of oil seeps that occurred off the coast of Brazil in November 2011 and March 2012.
  • Aimetis Corp. settles DJ action regarding video surveillance patentJones Day represented Aimetis Corp. in a declaration judgment action relating to Hawk Technology Systems, LLC's U.S. Reissue Patent No. RE43,462, which is directed to video monitoring technology, and specifically to varying video streaming and image size in different windows on the same monitor.
  • March Networks settles DJ action regarding video surveillance patentJones Day represented March Networks Corporation in a declaration judgment action relating to Hawk Technology Systems, LLC's U.S. Reissue Patent No. RE43,462, which is directed to video monitoring technology, and specifically to varying video streaming and image size in different windows on the same monitor.
  • Genetec files declaratory judgment action against Hawk Technology Systems, LLCJones Day represented Genetec, Inc. in an action seeking a declaration that it did not infringe, and had intervening rights in, Hawk Technology Systems, LLC's U.S. Reissue Patent No. RE 43,462, claiming to cover video storage and display technology.
  • Chevron defends Ecuadorean cancer claimsJones Day successfully defended Chevron Corporation in a toxic tort case originally brought by seven Ecuadorians alleging they contracted cancer from Texaco's (Chevron's predecessor's) former operations in Ecuador.
  • Chevron pursues arbitration to enforce contractual right to indemnification against PetroecuadorJones Day represented Chevron Corporation in an arbitration initiated in June 2004 against Petroecuador, the state-owned oil company of Ecuador, to enforce a contractual right to indemnification under a Joint Operating Agreement.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • October 22, 2018
      When International Law Intersects with Family and Immigration Law (FIU Law)
    • September 26, 2014
      International Maritime Arbitrations: You're Not In Florida Anymore (JAMS)
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