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NEW YORK - The international law firm
Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that Michael
Socarras has joined the firm as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office.
Socarras has extensive experience in resolving disputes through negotiation,
arbitration, litigation and, when appropriate, the use of focused
investigations throughout the United States and
in other jurisdictions. He has served as lead counsel addressing disputes
in a wide range of complex public international law, commercial, intellectual
property and regulatory matters on behalf of U.S., Latin American, Asian and
European clients. Socarras represents clients in multiple industry
sectors, including consumer goods, energy, oil and gas, and defense. He
was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP in that firm's Washington office before joining Chadbourne &
In addition to U.S.-based clients, Socarras takes advantage of his language
skills to act for Latin American and African clients, as well as large Russian
state-owned companies in the aviation sector. He has also worked on China-related compliance matters and investigations
involving tax, foreign exchange and anti-corruption regulations. Socarras also
advises clients on corporate governance matters, joint venture disputes and
international legal compliance.
Socarras earned his B.A., summa cum
laude, from Brandeis University in 1983, and his
J.D. in 1986 from Yale Law School.
Socarras is a past chair of the International Law Committee of the Missouri
Bar Association, and a member of the American Bar Association Sections on
Litigation and International Law. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Missouri and various federal
courts and speaks Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Before entering private practice, Socarras served as a law clerk to Judge James L. Buckley in the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He then worked in the Civil Rights
Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services.
Major geographical areas of concentration include Russia,
Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Turkey and
Latin America. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C.,
Los Angeles, Mexico City,
São Paulo, London, Moscow,
Warsaw, Kyiv, Almaty, Dubai and Beijing. For more information, visit www.chadbourne.com.