MIAMI—Rivero Mestre has chosen Amanda McGovern as its 2017 Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (“LCLD”) Fellow—a landmark program created by the LCLD to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Amanda has extensive experience in U.S. federal district and appellate courts, state court (both bench and jury), and arbitration. A graduate of Brown University in international relations and the University of Miami School of Law, Amanda has taught, lectured, and written articles on international law. She also chaired the Executive Committee of the International Law Division of the Florida Bar.

Recognized as Florida’s Legal Elite, Florida’s Benchmark Litigators, Florida’s Super Lawyers, and AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Amanda practices law with the passion and conviction of a true advocate whose firm belief that “whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well” marks the quality of representation of each and every one of Amanda’s clients.

According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants “an extraordinarily rich year of relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership.”

The LCLD is an organization of more than 240 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 has been a proud LCLD member since 2012. In 2016, for the fourth year in a row, Rivero Mestre was recognized by the LCLD as a “Top Performer.” Amanda follows in the footsteps of previous Rivero Mestre fellows Aylia Licor, Kadian Blanson, and Maria Paula Aguila.

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. Over 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