Daniel A. Vázquez has worked representing foreign clients in multiple fora which include US Federal District and New York courts. He is experienced with Federal Government relations in Washington DC, and foreign embassies. Daniel is knowledgeable regarding conflict resolution and investment and is intimately familiar with Latin America, Western Europe, and the legal systems of the US and Spain, and has lived or traveled widely through those regions since his youth. He has particular knowledge regarding Honduras and Puerto Rico.
His experience includes a high-profile matter in Central America with dimensions in international human rights, criminal law, environmental law, and political advocacy. Daniel excels working onsite in challenging emerging market environments, where he has served as a liaison for the firm with local counsel as well as with stakeholders with diverse backgrounds.
Daniel is an experienced litigator who is knowledgeable about Common and Civil Law traditions. He has participated in investigations into practices of Multinational Companies in Latin America and Europe in the context of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Daniel was educated in Puerto Rico, the US, and Spain and speaks, reads and writes English and Spanish at a native level. He is also fluent in Portuguese and has a working level of French; and feels comfortable reading legal documents in both languages. He also understands Catalan.
Daniel is licensed in the District of Columbia, US Federal District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico, US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He is an active member of the Washington Foreign Law Society, for which he was a panelist at the March 20, 2019 event Careers in International Law. He is a frequent speaker at events regarding Puerto Rico, and at radio programs in Puerto Rico. He is also a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
He holds a Masters in International and Comparative Law (LL.M.) from the George Washington University in Washington D.C. where he wrote his thesis on Argentina’s Request for Provisional Measures and the Precautionary Principle in the Pulp Mills Dispute at the International Court of Justice. He also holds a degree in Law (“Licenciatura en Derecho”) from the University of Barcelona in Spain. He graduated with honors from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (Juris Doctor), where he was associate editor of the Law Review and holds a degree in Finance (B.S.), with honors and a minor in Economics from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He also has a certification in International Commercial Arbitration from American University in Washington D.C.
Earlier in his career he represented the Government of Puerto Rico and its personally liable high-level employees at the Puerto Rico Department of Justice in litigation before the US Federal District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and in Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Courts. He clerked at the Court of Appeals of Puerto Rico and worked in private practice.