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MICHAEL MARTINEZ KRAMER LEVIN WHITE COLLAR DEFENSE AND GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS Partner

Martinez is an accomplished trial lawyer and leading national health care fraud practitioner. He represents individuals and corpo-

rations in a wide range of matters involving allegations of health care fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, cybercrime, public corruption and tax offenses, among other matters. He conducts internal investigations and defends people in connection with internal investigations. He was a federal prosecutor for more than a decade before embarking on private practice.

VIRGINIA MCGARRITY ROBINSON & COLE LLP EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) Partner

A noted ERISA lawyer, author, and speaker, Virginia represents employers in benefits matters involving retirement and welfare plans

and executive compensation. She plays a key role in M&A transactions and represents clients before various governmental agencies. She is Vice-Chair of her firm’s Diversity Committee and is Past President of the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association. She has received multiple awards in recognition of her outstanding contributions to diversity in the legal profession.

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GABRIEL MESA COVINGTON & BURLING LLP CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS Partner

Gabriel Mesa is a partner in the firm’s New York office and a member of the Corporate Practice Group. He advises companies on

corporate transactions, including joint ventures, private mergers and acquisitions, financings and restructurings in Latin America and other emerging markets as well as in the United States. His work spans venture capital and private equity investments, strategic acquisitions, privatizations and oil and gas ventures.

JORGE A. MESTRE RIVERO MESTRE BUSINESS LITIGATION Partner

Jorge A. Mestre engages exclusively in a commercial-litigation practice and is Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbi-

tration by the Florida Bar. In Chambers USA, he has been praised for “his strategic sense and creative thinking in critical litigation matters” and has been characterized as “a brilliant litigator with the creative edge; he sees a tactical advantage in what seems like an intractable problem.”

PEDRO MIRANDA SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS PUBLIC AND INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE Partner

Pedro Miranda focuses his practice on public finance. He has served as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel on financings

by governmental bodies in Arizona, Florida, Texas and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He has broad experience representing issuers and underwriters on both new money public financings and refunding. His experience includes financings secured by project revenues, special sales taxes, general obligation bonds and special assessment bonds.

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