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Ruti Smithline and Randy Bullard Recognized Among Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers

26 May 2020

Latinvex has named Morrison & Foerster co-chairs of the firm’s Latin America Desk, Ruti Smithline and Randy Bullard, to its list of Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers. Ruti has been recognized for Arbitration & Litigation and FCPA & Fraud, while Randy is recognized for Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A.

Co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Investigations & White Collar Defense Group and chair of the New York Litigation Department, Ruti has conducted government-facing and internal investigations throughout Latin America and also proactively helps clients with their compliance needs, including conducting risk assessments, developing compliance programs, and providing training. Born and raised in Colombia and a native Spanish speaker, she is able to provide guidance to her clients without a need for translation.

As a partner in the firm’s Corporate Group, Randy represents multinational clients in connection with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, and financing transactions throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States. He has advised numerous European global corporations on the establishment and development of their U.S. presence, as well as their Latin America operations. He also represents international issuers in equity and debt offerings and exchange listings.

Morrison & Foerster’s multipractice Latin America capabilities offer clients global advice with a local perspective, with lawyers at all levels who are native or fluent speakers of Spanish and Portuguese and familiar with local laws and cultures. Having worked in all major markets in Latin America for decades, we are familiar with the business, economic, and regulatory environments of countries throughout the region. The firm’s capabilities include corporate, investigations and anti-corruption, economic sanctions, project finance, financial transactions, privacy and business restructuring and insolvency matters, among others. 

Taking into consideration a combination of factors, including a track record on major deals and market recognition, Latinvex identified leading attorneys from international law firms involved in the legal aspects of business in Latin America.

You can view the full list of Latinvex’s recognized lawyers on its press release.

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