Professor Figueroa obtained his J.D. from the University of Concepción School of Law, Chile, and holds LL.M. degrees from the University of Chile and the American University. He is an attorney licensed in Chile, New York, and Washington, D.C. He is an Adjunct Professor at both the Washington College of Law and the Georgetown Law Center. He practiced law for over a decade in Chile in the public and private sectors. In the public sector, he served as general counsel for two cities and for the regional branch of a government agricultural development agency, and as a staff attorney for the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation. In the private sector, he worked as an associate with Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia., a leading Chilean law firm, focusing his practice on international business transactions in the areas of infrastructure, mining, machine manufacturing, toll road concessions, communications, aquaculture, agricultural exports, energy, and real estate. Professor Figueroa also served as in-house counsel for the Chilean branches of two multinational corporations. He has been a consultant with the Center for International Environmental Law, the Environmental Law Institute, and Muñoz Investment Banking Group, LLC. in Washington, D.C.
He has also authored many articles on comparative civil and common law issues as well as constitutional law matters, all of which are available at: http://ssrn.com/author=1015723 and http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-JgtNwMAAAAJ&hl=en. In addition, he has published three books in Spanish: Enforceability of International Commercial Arbitration Decisions (2001), Environmental Law in Private Practice (2005), and Piercing the Latin American Corporate Veil (2012), the second of which received an award from the Inter-American Bar Association. Professor Figueroa has also lectured extensively on the topics of comparative and constitutional law in the United States and abroad. He is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Italian, and is currently a Senior Legal Information Analyst on Latin American Law at the Law Library of Congress, and the Secretary General of the Inter-American Bar Association. He can be reached at: email@example.com.
There are no classes currently associated with this professor.