Rudolph W. Giuliani
Senior Advisor/Senior Chair
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Rudolph W. Giuliani serves as a Senior Advisor to Greenberg Traurig’s Executive Chairman and as the Chair of the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice. Throughout his decades of public service, in the private sector as a practicing attorney and as a businessman, Rudy has demonstrated many skills and talents. In addition to his work with Greenberg Traurig, Rudy is the founder of Giuliani Partners, a leading professional services firm in emergency preparedness, public safety, leadership during crises, and financial management.

Rudy gained notoriety during his two terms as Mayor of New York City from 1994 through 2001. In office, Rudy pursued an ambitious agenda highlighted by advancements in both economic and social policy. His innovative and energetic approach to urban governance – in issues ranging from policing to privatization – has been studied and emulated by cities across the U.S. and internationally. Rudy’s leadership in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has been hailed by world figures from George W. Bush to Tony Blair to Junichiro Koizumi. He was Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2001, was presented the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award by former First Lady Nancy Reagan, and received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in 2002.

Prior to becoming Mayor, Rudy served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1983 through 1989, where he led the effort to jail drug dealers, fight organized crime, break the web of corruption in government, and prosecute white collar criminals. During his high-profile prosecutorial career, he secured 4,152 convictions with only 25 reversals.

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan appointed Rudy to the post of Associate Attorney General, the third highest position in the Department of Justice. As Associate Attorney General, he supervised all of the U.S. Attorney’s Offices and many federal law enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Marshals.

In 1975, Rudy was named Associate Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to that, he was Chief of the Narcotics Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he rose to serve as Executive U.S. Attorney.

Rudy has also handled numerous high profile trial matters during his career, including landmark cases as U.S. Attorney and arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. He continues to handle high level litigation matters and recently was retained by a major public company for which he scored a complete victory.

Rudy and his wife, Judith, have three children, Whitney, Andrew and Caroline. He is the best-selling author of Leadership, which was released in 2003 and details his years as U.S. Attorney, his two terms as Mayor of New York City and his experiences on September 11th.
Alberto S. Yohai
Camara Colombiana De Informatica & Telecomunicaciones

Alberto Samuel Yohai is an economist from Georgetown University and has a specialization in Negotiation Programs from Harvard University. He was founder and President of SAY Solutions. Previously, he has worked with Ericsson Telecom in Stockholm and Mexico City, the Colombian Embassy in Spain and the World Bank (IFC) in Washington, D.C. He has also been director and member of several Boards of Directors such as Financial Engineering of Colombia, Room33 Colombia, Redes Satelitales, the Colombian-Israeli Chamber of Commerce and JackBe Corporation, among others.

Since June 2012, he has been the president of the Colombian Chamber of IT & Telecom - CCIT, a trade association that brings together the most important technology companies from around the world that are committed to developing long-term interests in Colombia.

He has been recognized for being an entrepreneur with extensive experience in international business, focused on the world of ICT, making important contributions to the industry in the country.
John Pappalardo
Co-Chair Global White Collar
Greenberg Traurig LLP

A. John Pappalardo focuses his international practice on federal white collar criminal defense, representing corporations and individuals in federal and international investigations. With 40 years of litigation experience, he represents clients in matters relating to FCPA issues, SEC investigations, fraud, banking investigations including money laundering, insider trading, RICO, global anticorruption, and other white collar crimes.

John’s clients include numerous corporations and businesses, attorneys, U.S. Congressmen, medical doctors, members of the federal judiciary, and a former foreign head of state. John has conducted many significant representations, including the landmark case in which he represented former YUKOS Oil Company CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was on trial for fraud and tax evasion. He currently represents and has represented Fortune 500 companies in connection with their business dealings on five continents. Additionally, John represents companies and their boards of directors, including structuring and conducting internal investigations, developing compliance guidelines, and implementing compliance programs.

Prior to joining the firm, John was a U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and a Commissioner of the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission.

Sergio Michelsen
Brigard Urrutia

Sergio has more than 30 years of extensive experience advising leading local and foreign companies in Telecommunications, Media and Technology matters, as well as in M&A transactions. Over the course of his career, he has consistently been recognized, both locally and abroad, as one of Colombia’s most important TMT and M&A practitioners, taking part in what are perhaps the largest and most complex matters and transactions.

Among his most noteworthy transactions are the advice for SABMiller in the acquisition through a merger of Bavaria S.A., the second largest brewer in South America, for US$7.8 billion, and the advice to Millicom International in its merger with UNE-EPM, valued at US$4,348 billion. Sergio recently assisted and represented some of the most prominent Colombian TV programmers and one of the largest US content producers and owner of the principal networks and audiovisual platforms, in connection with their joint participation in the public bidding process for awarding the timeslots of national television channel Canal Uno.

As chair of the TMT practice, Sergio has actively assisted clients in connection with privacy and cybersecurity matters. In the past few years, he has become increasingly more involved in advising clients in the prevention and response to cybersecurity incidents, the notification to government authorities and the handling of claims.  
Patricia Menéndez-Cambó
Greenberg Traurig P.A.

Patricia Menéndez-Cambó serves as Vice Chair of Greenberg Traurig, where she primarily advises companies and private equity firms on the legal implementation of their businesses' growth strategies throughout Europe, the United States, Latin America and emerging markets around the world. Her experience spans a variety of industries including, transportation, telecommunications, banking, retail and energy.

Patricia is a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and was the first Chair of the Infrastructure Practice as well as Co-Chair of the Global Energy and Infrastructure Practice. Additionally, she previously served as Chair of the Global Corporate Practice and was the first Chair of the Global Practice through which she launched the Latin American and Iberian Practice.
Carlos Fradique Méndez
Brigard Urrutia

Carlos is a lawyer graduated from Universidad del Rosario and is admitted to practice in Colombia and in the State of New York. He is a senior partner at Brigard & Urrutia Abogados, in charge, among others, of the Capital Markets and Securities Regulation, Derivatives, FX and Compliance and Banking and Financial Services teams.

Carlos served as Chief Legal Officer of the Ministry of Finance - National Treasury Department and associate attorney at Shearman & Sterling in New York. He is a member of several Boards of Directors, Advisory Committees and supervisory Committees and has been a member of the Disciplinary Court of the Stock Market Self-Regulator – (AMV) on several occasions. Carlos has been distinguished in several publications as a prominent financial lawyer in the region and in Colombia, among others, as a "star individual" in the Colombian legal industry by Chambers Latin America in London.

Carlos graduated with honors in the JD program at Universidad del Rosario in Colombia. Carlos also holds an LLM in International Banking and Finance from Boston University and an LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Ottawa. Carlos graduated from the International Development Law Program of the International Development Law Organization in Rome, Italy and from the Graduate Program in Financial Law of the Universidad de Los Andes. Carlos is a frequent lecturer and writer at local and international universities and congresses on related financial issues.
Camilo Enciso
Instituto de Compliance

Mr. Enciso holds Juris Doctor (JD) and International Relations (BSc) degrees from Universidad del Rosario (2006) and a Master of Laws degree from Columbia University (2010). Recently he was admitted to the Mid Career Masters in Public Administration of the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, which he will join by June, 2018. He has broad experience in criminal law, white collar crime, human rights and international law.

Between October, 2014, and March, 2017, he was the Secretary for Transparency of the Colombian Government, where he coordinated and implemented the National Anticorruption Strategy and promoted corporate social responsibility standards for the prevention of corruption. In February, 2016, Congress enacted the Antibribery Bill, which was jointly drafted by Mr. Enciso and officials of the Superintendency of Companies and the Ministry of Justice.

From April 2011 to October 2013 he was the Regulation Director of the Productive Transformation Programme of the Ministry of Commerce, where he aimed at improving existing regulation of economy sectors with high potential growth. There, among many other initiatives, he drafted the Antismuggling Bill, which was later enacted by Congress in 2015.

As associate lawyer of Brigard & Urrutia (2008-2009) he rendered legal counsel to mining companies for investment projects in Colombia, including advice in highly complex cases related to illegal mining and human rights issues.

Currently Mr. Enciso works as a consultant for companies and governments of different Latin-American countries, including Argentina, Honduras, Costa Rica and Perú. He also works as a consultant for the World Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank, the Organization of Countries for Economic Development, GovRisk and AECOM. Also, he is counsel to the National Agency for the Defense of the State in criminal law related issues.

Since 2005 he has been lecturing in different Colombian universities various subjects, such as Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Oral Litigation, Anticorruption Law, Political Theory and International Business.
Raphael de Cunto
Pinhero Neto Advogados

Raphael de Cunto has been a partner in the Corporate Group of Pinheiro Neto Advogados since 1995 and has a diverse practice advising clients on M&A and financing transactions with an emphasis in technology, media and communication companies.

He holds a JD from the São Paulo University School of Law and a master’s in Comparative Jurisprudence (MCJ) degree from New York University. He is also a former president of the Brazilian Computer and Telecommunications Law Association – ABDI (2005-2007) and editor of the Computer and Telecommunications Law Review
Maristella Aldana Sanin
Chief Compliance Officer

Maristella Aldana is the Chief Compliance Officer of Grupo Bancolombia, which she joined in June 2017. Previously, she worked at the Inter-American Development Bank for 14 years, where she held different positions, including attorney for sovereign operations for Central America, Advisor to the Executive Vice President, and Head of the Office of Institutional Integrity from March 2012 until May 2017. In this last capacity, she was responsible for overseeing integrity risk management related to IDB Group financed operations, for conducting investigations of allegations of fraud, corruption and other prohibited practices in activities financed by the IDB group and seeking administrative sanctions of those involved.

Prior to joining the IDB, Ms. Aldana was an international associate with the Latin America Practice Group at Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering and an associate at Gomez Pinzón & Asociados in Colombia. 

Ms. Aldana is a lawyer from the Universidad de Los Andes, has a Diploma Superior of the University of Paris II in International Law and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center. She is admitted to practice law in Colombia and the State of New York in the United States.
Robert A. Sherman
Senior Counsel
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Robert A. Sherman, a founding member and former co-managing shareholder of the firm's Boston office, has wide-ranging trial and regulatory experience. He focuses his practice on government and regulatory investigations and litigation, internal corporate investigations - with an emphasis on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance - as well as consumer protection and class action defense.

Bob most recently served as the United States Ambassador to Portugal from 2014 – 2017, having been nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. As Ambassador, he focused heavily on bilateral economic development and international security issues, such as cybersecurity, refugees, narcoterrorism and NATO.