Sara Madrid Medina

International Law Clerk, Miami



Sara Madrid is an International Law Clerk in the Firm's Global White-Collar Practice.  Mrs. Madrid is an international lawyer with over 15 years of experience working with White & Case in Mexico City and since 2019 in Miami.  Her practice focuses on white collar and compliance investigations related to potential disputes and internal investigations within global companies across Latin America and the United States.

Mrs. Madrid conducts anti-bribery and anti-corruption due diligences in the context of mergers and acquisitions and performs post-acquisition gap analyses with a focus on Latin America.  Clients benefit from her understanding of Latin America markets, cultures, and regulatory requirements, as well as her ability to communicate in the native language. 

In 2020, Mrs. Madrid served as dedicated associate for a client in the technology industry.  Through this secondment, Mrs. Madrid reported to the Regional Compliance Director of the multi-national company, conducting and supporting internal compliance investigations, as well as proposing strategies and internal controls to mitigate risks. 

Prior to her relocation in 2019, Mrs. Madrid's practice in Mexico focused on regulatory and compliance matters for financial institutions, internal investigations, as well as international arbitration and general corporate matters.

Bars and Courts
Authorized to practice law in Mexico
Candidate in US and Transnational Law
University of Miami
Bachelor of Laws
Universidad Panamericana

Mexico City, Mexico

Not admitted to practice in the State of Florida. Only admitted in Mexico.


Among others, Mrs. Madrid has participated in the following representative projects and activities:

Performed anti-bribery and anti-corruption due diligence within the mining sector as part of a merger and acquisition transaction. 

Participated in an Investor-State Arbitration, under DR-CAFTA, relating to a mining dispute.

Conducted post-acquisition gap analyses for a U.S. client that acquired two Latin American companies. 

Conducted internal investigations regarding transactions in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. 

Investigated allegations of unethical practices and corruption in Mexico. 

Advised a Colombian subsidiary on a potential investor-state arbitration under the Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Colombia and the Republics of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Representation of leading global financial groups in corporate and regulatory matters (Mexico). 

Served as a judged invited by the Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry at the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court.

Awards and Recognition

Pro bono Award (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022)