Skip to main content

Client reviews

Not yet reviewed

About me

My practice focuses on investigations and litigation involving securities matters.

In August 2013, I was honored by Latin Lawyer magazine as a leading anti-corruption lawyer and credited with combining my experience at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission with his Spanish language skills in investigations in Latin America.

I served at the SEC's Los Angeles Regional Office as a staff attorney for almost four years. During my tenure with the SEC, I investigated numerous cases, with many resulting in enforcement actions, involving allegations of financial fraud, disclosure fraud, market timing, offering fraud, and misconduct by independent accountants. I also worked closely with federal prosecutors and regulators from other agencies.

I left the SEC in 2007 and rejoined O'Melveny, where I practiced for four years before accepting a position as General Counsel of an investment adviser client.

I then returned to O'Melveny again in late 2012.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. White Collar Crime: 60%
    17 years
  2. Investment Fraud: 25%
    17 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    17 years

Attorney endorsements

No endorsements

Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

Contact info

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

400 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA, 90071-2801


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifUSC Law School1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CounselO'melveny & Myers, LLP2012 - Present
General CounselAletheia2011 - 2012
CounselO'melveny & Myers, LLP2007 - 2011
Enforcement Staff AttorneyU. S. Securities & Exchange Commission2003 - 2007
AssociateO'melveny & Myers, LLP2000 - 2003
Law ClerkU.S. District Court For The Central District Of California1999 - 2000
AssociateO'melveny & Myers, LLP1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mexican American Bar FoundationBoard of Trustees2013 - Present
Mexican American Bar FoundationBoard of Trustees2010 - 2011
Los Angeles Center for Law & JusticeBoard of Directors2009 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalFCPA Enforcement Lacks Transparency2014
SEC Compliance Best Practices, 2014 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding New Regulations and Developing Compliance Strategies (Inside the Minds)Maintaining An Effective Compliance Program When the SEC Enforcement Staff Comes Knocking2014
Portfolio Media (Law360)Scope Of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Is Expanding2012
Portfolio Media (Law360)SEC Corporate Penalties: The Changing Tide2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - Los AngelesCognitive ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hispanic National Bar Association Annual ConventionAvoiding Club Fed: White Collar Crime and Corporate Investigation2014
Hispanic National Bar Association Mid-Year ConferenceThe Game Changer: Dealing with the Dodd Frank Act2012
Southwestern Law SchoolLegal Ethics and Criminal Law2010
SIFMA-MSRB Municipal Securities Regulation SeminarMunicipal Securities Examination and Enforcement Priorities2010
CalCPA Litigation Section MeetingParallel Proceedings: The Intersection of Civil and Criminal Cases2010