Gabriela Baca

Associate, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

Gabriela is an associate in the Firm's Washington, DC office. Her practice focuses on antitrust matters, including antitrust investigations and civil litigation. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, Gabriela also has experience representing clients in white collar investigations and cross-border transactions. Gabriela is active in the firm's pro bono practice representing asylum seekers in immigration proceedings.

Prior to joining the Firm, Gabriela served as a political appointee in the Obama Administration at the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation and at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Gabriela has experience working in the chambers of the Honorable Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable Patricia Broderick of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Gabriela was also a Fulbright Fellow in Brazil.

In law school, Gabriela served as the senior symposium editor of the American University Law Review.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Education
JD
American University, Washington College of Law

American University Law Review

BS in Foreign Service
Georgetown University

Latin American Studies Certificate

Languages
English
Spanish
Portuguese

Experience

Representation of Toshiba Corporation and several of its affiliates in antitrust class actions involving cathode ray tubes and lithium ion batteries.

Representation of OPIC in loan to Açu Petróleo S.A., a Brazilian oil terminal operator, for the construction and operation of a port in Rio de Janeiro.

Representation of health care insurer during Department of Justice antitrust merger investigation and subsequent federal trial.

Representation of U.S.-based investor in connection with its commitment to a South America fund focused on investments in companies operating in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile.

Representation of U.S.-based investor in connection with structuring and formation of forestry sector private equity fund in Africa.

Publications

Visa Denied: Why Courts Should Review a Consular Officer's Denial of a U.S. Citizen Family Member's Visa, American University Law Review (2015)