Year of License or Admission to Practice Law: 1998
Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala- B.A. Legal and Social Sciences, Attorney at Law and Notary Public, 1998;
Tulane School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA- LL.M in International and Comparative Law, 1999;
University Institute of European Studies, Turin, Italy, International Trade Law Post-Graduate Course, 2004
Admitted in the National Trade Specialists Registry, Ministery of Economy ( since July 2007)
Appointed by the Chamber of Industry of Guatemala before the special group directed by the Ministery of Econonmy to discuss and propose legislation for the implementation of United States and Central America Free Trade Agreement, CAFTA (November and December, 2005).
Consultant, Ministery of Economy in Economic and Trade issues (2000-2004)
Consultant, Central America Economic Integration Secretariat (SIECA) Intellectual Property Project for the elaboration of brochures about Intellectual Property rights in Central American countries
Member, Palacios & Asociados- SERCOMI Law Firm and Trade Consultants (2000-2004).
Represented clients in International Trade Conflicts, including origin verifications, safeguards, labelling requirements, dumping and in general, in cases related with trade restrictions (2000-2004)
Represented specific interests before Guatemalan officials and supported positions for the negotiation of CAFTA and active participation in all CAFTA rounds and other trade negotiations (2000-2004)
Lobby for specific industries before Governmental Officials in Guatemala in trade related issues, specially in the process of trade agreements negotiations
Assistant Professor in International Trade, Francisco Marroquín University (2001-2002)
Assistant to Director, Private Sector Commission for Trade Negotiations - CENCIT- (1999-2000)
Participated as part of Asensio, Andrade y Asociados Law Firm in the due diligence of the Electricity Company of Guatemala in the privatization process.
Assistant to Senior Partner, contracts and corporate law in Viteri & Viteri Law Firm (1995-1997)