Buenos Aires Faculty Bios

Eduardo Bertoni

Global Clinical Professor of Law

Eduardo Bertoni (Phd, Buenos Aires University) is the Director of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) at Palermo University School of Law, Argentina. He was the Executive Director of the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) until May, 2006. Previously, he was the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights at the Organization of American States (2002-2005), Teaching Fellow at the Human Rights Institute at Columbia University School of Law (2001), Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow (2012-13) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Member of the advisory boards of the Human Rights Initiative (Open Society Foundations), the Media Legal Defence Initiative, the Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet), among others. Dr. Bertoni has also worked as an advisor to the Department of Justice and Human Rights in Argentina. He is an Argentinean lawyer and holds a Masters in International Policy and Practice from the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Prof. Bertoni currently teaches at Palermo University School of Law, Buenos Aires University School of Law and New York University School of Law (Global Clinical Professor). He published several opinion pieces on democracy and human rights in leading newspapers in the Americas and has written several publications on the right to freedom of expression, judicial reforms, international criminal law and human rights & Internet.

Martin Böhmer

Global Professor of Law

Professor Böhmer is a professor and former founding Dean of the Law School at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, as well as Professor of Law at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is a Senior Researcher and former founding Director of the Justice Area at CIPPEC (a public policy NGO in Buenos Aires). Mr. Böhmer is currently working on two research areas: building regulations, on the one hand, and the role that they bear to the legal profession in the creation of state constitutional law, on the other. Among his honors, Mr. Böhmer was chosen as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum 2002, Davos, Switzerland, and by the Ashoka Foundation as an Innovators for the Public Fellow. He has also served as a Fulbright fellow, as a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School, and as an Advisor for the Council for the Consolidation of Democracy, an advisory body for Constitutional and Judicial Reform to Argentine President Raul Alfonsín. Mr. Böhmer is one of the founders of the Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (Association for Civil Rights). He is the former Dean of the Universidad de Palermo Law School, and the first Director of its Public Interest Law Clinic. He received his law degree from University of Buenos Aires and his LL.M. and J.S.D. from Yale Law School.

 

Andrés de la Cruz

Global Adjunct Professor of Law

Mr. de la Cruz is a partner in the New York and Buenos Aires offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Mr. de la Cruz’s practice focuses on advising private and public sector clients in connection with cross-border corporate and financial matters, including debt restructurings, securities offerings, structured financing, as well as mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. In recent years, Mr. de la Cruz has worked on numerous transactions, including security offerings, restructurings and refinancings in the United States, Latin America and Europe. Mr. de la Cruz’s corporate practice in Latin America is distinguished among the best in the region by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Latin America and The Legal 500 Latin America. He is also recognized as a leading capital markets and project finance lawyer by The Legal 500 U.S. Mr. de la Cruz received an Abogado degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1985, an LL.M. degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1987, and a Diploma from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in 1988.

 

Guillermo Jorge

Global Adjunct Professor of Law

Guillermo Jorge is a lecturer at San Andres University School of Law (Argentina) where he currently teaches International Business Law & Globalization, Compliance with Anti-bribery Laws and Business Ethics.  He holds a law degree from Buenos Aires University (1995) and an LLM from Harvard Law School (2003). He has been Drapper-Hills fellow at Stanford University (2009); Reagan-Fascell Democracy fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy (2006) and visiting scholar at the Center of Latin American Studies of Stanford University (2002). Guillermo is also the managing partner of Governance Latam, a Buenos Aires based legal and consulting firm with a strong focus in preventing and enforcing anticorruption and anti-money laundering laws and regulations. Regular clients include Latin American governments and multinational companies operating in the region.

 

Mariana Pargendler

Global Associate Professor of Law

Mariana Pargendler is Professor of Law at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School in São Paulo, where she is also a director of the Center for Law, Economics, and Governance. Her scholarship examines problems in corporate law, corporate governance, and contract law from an economic and comparative perspective. She holds an LL.B. and a PhD (Law) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), as well LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Yale Law School. While at Yale, she was a research fellow at the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management, as well as an Olin fellow at the Center for Studies in Law, Economics, and Public Policy at Yale Law School. Prior to joining academia, she was a corporate associate at the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

 

Julio César Rivera Jr

Global Adjunct Professor of Law

Professor Julio César Rivera, Jr. is a partner at Julio César Rivera Abogados in Buenos Aires and a professor at the Law School of Universidad de San Andrés where he teaches the courses “Derechos y Libertades Constitucionales” and “Arbitration.” He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Universidad Católica Argentina in 1997 and obtained an LL.M from Harvard Law School in 2000. He also received his Ph.D in law from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 2008. Mr. Rivera’s expertise focuses on insolvency law (reorganization procedure, bankruptcy, debt restructuring and pre-pack agreements), complex commercial litigation, international and domestic arbitration and constitutional law. In the area of insolvency law, his experience includes the representation of Club Atlético Huracán and Azurix Buenos Aires in their reorganization proceedings.

 

María Florencia Saulino

Global Clinical Associate Professor of Law

María Florencia Saulino is the Director of the Center for Studies on Environmental Law and Policy (CEDEPA) and a Professor of Law at Palermo University’s School of Law. She received her law degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires, where she also acted as teaching and research assistant in the Public Law department. She also received a LL.M. with a concentration on Environmental Law from New York University. After she graduated from NYU, she worked as a Research Fellow in NYU’s Center on Environmental and Land Use Law, performing research on comparative environmental law and policy, with a special focus on Climate Change and its impact on future generations in developing countries. Before joining the Palermo University faculty, she clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti in the Argentine Supreme Court. She directs the Environmental Law Program at Palermo University where she also teaches “Environmental Law” and “Federalism and Environmental Regulation.” She has worked as a research consultant for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America on topics related to biofuels and water.