Contacts | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice


Maria Beguiristain
Partner, Miami
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  • Recent mandatesinclude a post-acquisition review encompassing operations in ten countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean 
  • Past mandates include an investigation in Brazil with SEC oversight, an internal investigation in Central America to determine whether there was wrongdoing during the procurement or execution of a public contract and an investigation in Argentina related to irregular payments to customs officials
  • Ongoing work in Central and Eastern Europe for a multinational corporation listed on a United States stock exchange
  • Former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida
  • Languages: Spanish, French and working knowledge of Portuguese


Daniel Fridman
Partner, Miami
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  • Recently completed investigations in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Korea
  • Conducted risk assessment and advised on the implementation of a global compliance program for a Brazilian multinational company with more than US$50 billion in annual revenues 
  • Other recently completed engagements include an internal investigation for a Brazilian company involving allegations of bribery of Brazilian politicians; the successful defense of an individual accused of illegally smuggling gold from Ecuador; and an accounting fraud investigation of a Brazilian subsidiary of a US-listed company and representation of the company before the SEC
  • Former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida
  • Former Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General at the DOJ in Washington, DC
  • Languages: Spanish and working knowledge of Portuguese


Michael Garcia
Partner, Miami
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  • Represents US public companies, foreign private issuers and their committees in handling whistleblower reports, complying with duties under Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank and investigating matters involving accounting irregularities, financial reporting fraud, bribery and corruption, books and records violations and internal control deficiencies
  • Represents financial institutions in government investigations of money laundering and related deficiencies in anti-money laundering programs
  • Recently assisted a Brazilian company in the development and implementation of a global compliance program
  • Recently completed
    an investigation for a Brazilian foreign private issuer related to a multi-year restatement of the financial statements
  • Languages: Spanish


Virginia Chavez Romano
Partner, New York
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  • Focuses on internal investigations of global companies and related representations before US enforcement agencies, including the DOJ, the SEC and the New York State Attorney General’s Office
  • Latin America work includes: Large-scale FCPA and money laundering internal investigation on behalf of a Brazilian company; successful representation of a Mexican company in US litigation stemming from a lawsuit in Mexico alleging corruption; currently advising a global client on cross-border enforcement issues involving Mexico and the US
  • Past government service (2002 to 2016):
    • Deputy Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice (2014 – 2016);
    • Deputy Attorney General for the New York State Attorney General’s Office (2012 – 2014);
    • Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York (2002 – 2012)
  • Language: Spanish


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