Emmanuel E. Ubiñas
Emmanuel Ubiñas's practice is focused on Latin America-related investigations and litigation, including representing clients in matters involving the FCPA, bribery of foreign officials, DOJ and SEC investigations, foreign government investigations, accounting fraud, enforcement of foreign judgments, and cross-border contract disputes, fraud, and toxic tort litigation. A native and fluent Spanish speaker, he has led significant factual and legal investigations for Fortune 500 companies in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Columbia, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, and Chile. Emmanuel also advises companies on corporate governance, internal controls, data privacy, and enhancing compliance programs in Latin America. He is a frequent speaker on internal investigations, the FCPA, and doing business in Latin America. Emmanuel's Latin America investigation and litigation experiences were featured in an article in the 2012 Texas Super Lawyers — Rising Stars magazine.In addition to his Latin America experience, Emmanuel has represented clients in matters pending before state and federal courts as well as arbitrators and administrative agencies. His representations includes a significant role in the defense of online travel companies in individual and class actions brought by tax authorities seeking to retroactively extend local and state hotel taxes traditionally imposed only on hotels to online travel companies facilitating hotel reservations. Emmanuel has also led arbitration matters relating to contractual post-closing adjustments, earn-outs, breach of representations and warranties, and indemnification claims.