International Trade and Investment Law Society Distinguished Alumni Dinner Honors Ricardo Ramirez '95


Pictured: Row 1: Aluisio de Lima-Campos (ABCI Institute & AUWCL), Karen Antebi (The Software Alliance), Timothy Reif (Office of the United States Trade Representative), Jorge Miranda (King & Spalding), Amy Porges (Law Offices of Amelia Porges). Row 2: Gary Horlick (Law Offices of Gary Horlick), Dean Claudio Grossman (AUWCL), Ricardo Ramirez ’95 (WTO Appellate Body), Professor Padideh Ala’i (AUWCL), Jacob Bedingfield & Jorge Vera (AUWCL International Trade and Investment Law Society).


The law school’s International Trade and Investment Law Society, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, and Dean Claudio Grossman presented the International Trade and Investment Law Society Distinguished Alumni Dinner on April 22. The seventh annual event honored Ricardo Ramirez ‘95, member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Ramirez holds the chair of International Trade Law at the Mexican National University (UNAM) in Mexico City. He was head of the International Trade Practice for Latin America at the law firm of Chadbourne & Parke in Mexico City. His practice has focused on issues related to NAFTA and trade across Latin America, including international trade dispute resolution. Prior to practicing with a law firm, Ramírez was deputy general counsel for trade negotiations of the Ministry of Economy in Mexico for more than a decade. Ramírez also represented Mexico in complex international trade litigation and investment arbitration proceedings. He acted as lead counsel to the Mexican government in several WTO disputes. He has also served on NAFTA panels.

Ramirez's award was presented by Karen Antebi, director, Market Access & Anti-Piracy Policy, BSA, The Software Alliance. Remarks throughout the evening were also provided by: Jorge Vera, president, AUWCL's International Trade and Investment Law Society; Padideh Ala'i, professor, AUWCL; and Claudio Grossman, dean, AUWCL.