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Mauricio Gonzalez offers clients a wealth of experience gained from serving in an in-house role and working at international law firms. He represents clients in domestic and cross-border matters, including high-profile and bet-the-company disputes before judicial and arbitral tribunals, as well as in administrative proceedings.
Recognized for his ability to simplify complex issues and present them effectively to decision-makers, Mauricio uses his dual perspective to drive legal strategy that protects and advances his clients' strategic objectives. Most recently, Mauricio served as a senior counsel for a Fortune 50 multinational financial services company.
In that role, Mauricio was a strategic advisor on major litigation, regulatory and compliance matters across the company's businesses in the United States, Europe and Latin America. He was a member of the legal team that obtained the federal government's rescission of its designation of the company as a "systemically important financial institution"—the only institution to have sought and obtained that determination. He also represented the company in interactions with the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and foreign regulators on strategic issues, including compliance with resolution and recovery planning obligations under the Dodd-Frank Act, and compliance with rules protecting confidential supervisory information.
Mauricio has represented clients in a variety of industries, including the financial, technology, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors, in a variety of subject matters, including commercial litigation, class actions, mass torts and multidistrict litigation; intellectual property disputes; antitrust litigation; administrative and environmental actions; white collar; and products liability.
Early in his career, Mauricio served as a clerk for former federal circuit court judge Kermit Edward Bye of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Represented a financial services company in developing strategies to comply with, and obtain rescission of, the Federal Reserve's designation of the company as a "systemically important financial institution."*
Represented an Italian financial services company in governmental investigations alleging that the client had caused the insolvency of an investment company, and was responsible for the toxic contamination of three different sites across Italy. Obtained dismissal of all governmental claims.*
Represented an Irish bank in a consumer collective action alleging that the bank had engaged in the fraudulent misselling of payment protection insurance.*
Represented the owner of a leading computer operating system against technology companies in a series of high-profile cases over contractual rights and intellectual property relating to the client's operating system. Served as co-lead attorney in three highly publicized jury trials and two high-profile appeals.*
Represented a global investment management firm in a class action alleging the firm had manipulated the price of US Treasury futures contracts.*
Represented a leading pharmaceutical company in a high-profile multidistrict products liability litigation involving claims that one of its anti-epilepsy medications caused a risk of suicide. After the two bellwether cases were dismissed by the second day of trial, the remaining cases were dismissed during discovery.*
Represented a major American conglomerate and its agricultural subsidiary in a billion-dollar patent infringement and monopolization case against an agricultural biotechnology company over biotechnology traits that make crops tolerant to an herbicide.*
Represented a telecommunications company in several discovery proceedings in Madrid, Spain, against a multinational financial institution related to the financing of a telecommunications network around South America.*
Represented a leading financial guaranty company in securing successful settlements of claims it brought against an international financial institution, for breach of the representations and warranties underlying mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by the client.*
Represented a leading professional auto racing association and its CEO in high-profile defamation and employment discrimination litigation over the drug-related suspension of a driver in a top racing series.*
*Matters prior to joining White & Case.