MIAMI — Rivero Mestre helped kick off the 2015 LCLD Regional Roundtable Series in South Florida by sponsoring events in Miami and Boca Raton and looks forward to sponsoring another in Fort Lauderdale. As Chair of the LCLD Regional Committee, Rivero Mestre’s M. Paula Aguila is responsible for organizing roundtables in her region.

On Feb. 18, in Miami, Ana Siegel, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of FOX Latin America Channels and Deputy General Counsel at FOX International Channels, led LCLD Fellows in a discussion about the growth of international business and its impact on understanding diverse backgrounds. On March 2, in Boca Raton, Elisa D. Garcia, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Office Depot and Jorge A. Mestre, a partner at Rivero Mestre led a discussion about the effect diversity has on a career path.

The third roundtable will be on Friday, April 3, in Fort Lauderdale. The featured guests are Francisco Hernandez-Castillo, Vice President and General Counsel of Growth Markets at Tyco International, and Andres Rivero, a partner at Rivero Mestre. They will discuss the importance of language in understanding diversity in the business world.

The LCLD Fellows program identifies high-potential lawyers from diverse backgrounds and sets them on a path to leadership in their organization through a year-long, multi-tiered professional development series. The regional roundtables give Fellows the opportunity to be in an intimate yet informal setting among experienced and prominent general counsels and managing partners.

The LCLD is an organization of more than 220 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners—the leadership of the profession—who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. The programs are designed to attract, inspire, and nurture the talent in society and within the organization. Their ultimate goal is to build a more open and diverse legal profession.

Rivero Mestre is one of a small number of minority owned law firms in the United States that practice complex commercial litigation, including international litigation and arbitration, at the highest levels. Eighty percent of its lawyers and its entire support staff come from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds.


About Rivero Mestre LLP

Rivero Mestre, from its offices in Miami and New York, represents clients from investigation to verdict and appeal in complex business disputes in U.S. federal courts, state courts, and domestic and international arbitration proceedings. The firm’s practice focuses primarily on representing clients in a broad range of complex commercial disputes including financial institution matters, antitrust matters, intellectual property disputes, and litigation and arbitration relating to Latin American trade and investment. For more information, visit