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University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL

LL.M. in International Law, July 2021


Institute of Political Studies Paris-France, Paris, France

Diplome D’Etudes Approfondies (equivalent Master), 1979

Honors: Scholarship awarded by the French Government


Andrés Bello Catholic University Law School, Caracas, Venezuela

Attorney (equivalent Juris Doctor Degree), 1977


Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Major in Political and Administrative Studies, 1978





Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR

Visiting Scholar, 2015, and 2018-2021

Served as a researcher. Invited as assistant law professor to the International Human Rights Protection lectures. 


Central University of Venezuela, Law and Political Science Faculty, Caracas, Venezuela

Doctoral Program in Political Science and Law, Professor in Political, and Constitutional Changes, 2017


University of Oxford, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford, England

Visiting Scholar, 2006 –2007

Served as a researcher in Socio Legal Studies in Latin America.


Nova Southeastern University Law Center, Davie, FL

Law Professor for Introduction to International Business, 2000


Duke Law School, Durham NC

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Administrative Law, 1992 – 1993


Yale Law School, New Haven CT

Visiting Scholar, Honor: Fulbright scholarship, 1990

Served as a researcher in comparative constitutional and administrative law.




Venezuelan Academies Institutions and journals: 

Researcher at the Public Law Institute, Professor of State and Constitutional Theory, Constitutional and Administrative Law: Universidad Central de Venezuela, Universidad de Los Andes-Mérida, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Universidad Católica del Táchira, Escuela de Formación de Oficiales de las Fuerzas Armadas de Cooperación, and Universidad Monteávila, 1982-2017; Revista de Estudios Politicos, Numeros 0 y 1, Editorial Jurídica Venezolana, editorial board, 1980-1981; Revista de Derecho Público, Editorial Jurídica Venezolana, advisory committee, 1991-2021; Revista de Derecho Administrativo, Editorial Sherwood, editorial board, 1997-1999.





International Development Group Advisory Services, IDG, United States.

International Consultant in International Arbitration, Aug-Dec 2020

Provided consultancy services in international arbitration law, and strategic legal planning for the Venezuelan Special Attorney General Office (interim government).


B.S.A, Caracas, Venezuela

Partner, 2011–2018

Responsible for the Administrative and Constitutional Litigation and Latin America legal issues.


B.D.O. Legal, Caracas, Venezuela

Partner, 2008 – 2011

Legal director.


Ruden, Mcclosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, Caracas, Venezuela; Miami, Florida 

Venezuelan Partner, 2003–2005

International legal consultant in regulatory and international business, Latin America.  

Counsel - Miami office

International legal consultant in regulatory and international business, Latin America


Baker & McKenzie, Caracas, Venezuela.

International Partner, 1993 - 2002

Responsible for the Administrative and Constitutional Litigation Department. 

Of Counsel - Miami office

International Business Transaction, Latin America.


First National Court of Administrative Judicial Review, Caracas, Venezuela

Judge, 1988-1992


Supreme Court of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Assistant attorney, Political and Administrative Chamber, 1986-1988


Strategic Coordinator: Dr. Rafael Salvatierra -Venezuelan presidential electoral campaign, Caracas, Venezuela

Provided consultancy and strategic campaign planning, 1986


Presidency of Republic of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Served in the Public Administration Committee, Executive Secretary, and General Director of the National Central Planning Office, 1985-1986


Rodríguez, Torres & Fermín Abogados, Caracas, Venezuela

Partner, 1982 – 1985

General Law practices.


Baumeister, Domínguez & Brewer, Caracas, Venezuela

Associate, 1981 – 1982

Provided legal advice in matters regarding constitutional and administrative law, litigation. 




Languages: Spanish (native); English and French.

Computer: Word, PowerPoint, and Windows; Legal Databases: LexisNexis; Westlaw

Interests: Legal-political analysis related to Latin America countries, legal and political strategies in international affairs, international arbitration connected to Latin American cases, constitutional issues linked to Latin American countries, interdisciplinary professionals’ teams, teach and lecture in political and constitutional law concerning to Latin American countries, human rights international protection, Inter American Human Rights Law system.




United States permanent resident. 

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