Global Clinical Professor of Law
Professor Bertoni is the Director of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) at Palermo University School of Law. He was also appointed Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the University of Buenos Aires School of Law, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses. Mr. Bertoni served as the Executive Director of the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) from 2006-2009 and was the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights at the Organization of American States from 2002-2005. He has worked as a private lawyer in Argentina and served as legal advisor to several nongovernmental organizations as well as the Department of Justice and Human Rights in Argentina. He has written many publications on the right to freedom of expression, judicial reforms and international criminal law and has given lectures and conferences in several countries on these issues. He received his law degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Law in 1989 and a Masters in International Policy and Practice from the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University in 2007.
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.
Global Associate Professor of Law
Professor Pargendler teaches full time at Fundação Getulio Vargas School of Law in Sao Paulo and conducts research in the areas of contract law, corporate law, corporate governance and capital markets. Previously, she worked at the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Yale School of Management and in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal &Manges as a Corporate Associate. She received her JSD in 2011 and her LL.M. in 2006 from Yale Law School, where she was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. In 2004, she obtained her LL.B. from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
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 deBuenos Aires, where she also acted as teaching and research assistant in the Public Law department. She also received a Master of Laws 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.