Resume

Experience

2021 - Present

Of Counsel

DJ Arbitraje

Assist international arbitrator Dyalá Jiménez Figueres on international investment and commercial cases where she serves as arbitrator.

San José, Costa Rica

2016 - Present

Executive Director

International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration - (AmCham Costa Rica)

San José, Costa Rica

Manage the mediation and arbitration cases filed before CICA, including meeting with counsel, assisting tribunals, coordinating
logistics and drafting administrative decisions. Liaise with government officials and different organizations from the private sector to advance the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and access to justice. Organize events and speak at academic conferences and workshops that promote ADR, foreign investment, peace and justice. Publish papers on international law, investment and conflict resolution.

2016 - 2021

Research Assistant

Rodrigo Oreamuno Blanco

Assisted world-renowned international arbitrator Rodrigo Oreamuno Blanco on international investment cases.

San José, Costa Rica

2014 - 2016

Advisor

Ministry of Foreign Trade

San José, Costa Rica

Collaborated on investment cases filed before ICSID against Costa Rica, as well as arbitration cases under CAFTA-DR against other States. This included assisting with Costa Rica’s legal and political strategy, coordinating the defense with other institutions, drafting legal documents and preparing witnesses. Also, participated in treaty negotiations of provisions on institutional and dispute resolution matters and helped coordinate the OECD’s Public Governance Review.

2013 - 2014

Foreign Associate

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP,

Washington, DC

Collaborated on investment arbitration cases filed before ICSID. Drafted written submissions and legal opinions, prepared witnesses, helped with hearing logistics, and proofread memorials and other legal documents. Also researched numerous issues relating to arbitration and investment law, and drafted and prepared various documents for publication.

Education

2012 - 2013

Columbia University School of Law

LLM

New York, NY

Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

 

Activities: Columbia International Arbitration Association, Board Representative, Arbitration Day Chair, Columbia Society of International Law, Columbia Latin American Business and Law Association

 

Research: “A Comparative Analysis of the CISG and Costa Rican Domestic Legislation”

2005 - 2011

University of Costa Rica

Licenciada en Derecho

San José, Costa Rica

Honors: Honors for graduation thesis. Merit Scholarship 2009-2010

 

Thesis: “The Possibility of Costa Rican Nonprofit Organizations of Gaining Access to the Dispute Resolution Mechanisms of

International Investment Law”

 

Activities: United Nations 44th Commission on Population and Development, Civil Society Representative, 2011;
FDI International Arbitration Moot, Suffolk University, Participant, 2008

Bar Admissions

State of New York

Costa Rica

Languages

English 

French (intermediate)

Spanish