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José Arvelo helps clients navigate and tackle their most complex disputes as counsel in high-value international arbitrations as well as transnational and multi-district litigation.

He has helped secure sizeable awards in arbitral proceedings conducted in English and Spanish, and defended clients against multi-million-dollar claims brought before international tribunals and U.S. courts. A native Spanish speaker, José also helps clients investigate and address allegations of bribery or other misconduct in Latin America.

José’s international arbitration work centers on representing multinational companies from diverse industries—e.g., energy, mining, consumer brands, and technology—in connection with investor-state and commercial disputes spanning the globe, with a focus on Latin America. His U.S. litigation practice focuses on complex multi-district and transnational litigation involving mass-tort claims and issues of international law. As part of his white-collar and investigations practice, José has advised corporate and individual clients facing allegations of wrongdoing and corruption in multiple Latin American countries.

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