Washington, DC — Arent Fox is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Cristina A. Carvalho and Complex Litigation partner Hunter T. Carter have been named to the Latin America’s 2016 Top 100 Lawyers list by Latinvex. The annual rating honors leading attorneys from international law firms that are heavily involved in Latin America.
Ms. Carvalho, a native of Brazil, serves as a go-to attorney in the US for major Latin American corporations, in addition to counseling and managing the intellectual property portfolios of other top global brands worldwide. Throughout her career, she has used her knowledge and experience in the United States and Brazil to counsel clients on strategies for navigating different legal systems and cultures to realize opportunities in both mature and emerging markets. Ms. Carvalho is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and is admitted to practice law in Washington, DC, New York, and Brazil.
Mr. Carter is an international litigator with an emphasis on Latin America. Mr. Carter handles large commercial matters across the region in addition to being a recognized advocate for human rights. He is a frequent commentator on the nuances of law and business for publications across Latin America, and is a sought-after speaker on topics such as the applicability of US laws to multi-national enterprises in the region, anti-corruption, and human rights. In 2015 he co-chaired a successful trial before the Inter-American Court on Human Rights regarding torture in Chile, and announced an agreement in principle with the Chilean government to resolve another case he co-chairs, seeking marriage equality. He is the co-head of Arent Fox’s Colombia Working Group and author of the online report The Colombia Law & Business Post. He is also a member of the New York City Bar Vance Center for International Justice and the former chair of the City Bar’s Committee on Inter-American Affairs.
Latinvex provides daily news and weekly analysis on Latin America business, including extensive coverage of the region’s legal, technology, and energy sectors. For rankings, Latinvex uses a combination of factors, including recent track record on major deals and business, prominence of the firm in Latin America, and rankings by third parties such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, and Thomson Reuters.
Arent Fox’s focus on international law and clients is globally recognized with cross-border practices in core areas where business and government intersect. The firm’s four offices serve as cornerstones for a worldwide network of clients in fields including international arbitration, dispute resolution negotiations, and internal investigations; all facets of intellectual property protection, transfers, and strategy; international trade, including FCPA compliance; and corporate and securities transactions.