MIAMI – Jorge A. Mestre has been appointed vice-chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law Latin America and Caribbean Committee. Mestre will serve for one year beginning August 10, 2011.
The committee focuses on diverse issues related to Latin America and the Caribbean. The committee provides practitioners in those regions with relevant legal information, which helps its members better serve their client’s international needs while also promoting substantive international knowledge.
Active in the community, Mestre serves as a member of the board of directors of the Hispanic National Bar Foundation and the American Bar Association Coalition of Racial and Ethnic Justice. In the past, he served as vice-president of the Cuban American Bar Association and as a member of the board of directors of the Dade County Bar Association, two of the largest voluntary bar associations in Florida. He is also an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University School of Law, where he teaches international arbitration.
Mestre’s practice is focused exclusively on commercial litigation, including international arbitration and litigation. He has litigated domestic and international arbitration matters in both English and Spanish.