GLI, a global legal recruiting network (Grimes Legal Inc.) recently placed Derek Smith, Latin American International Dispute Resolution, Petroleum Law and Public International Law partner, and Luis Parada, counsel, with Foley Hoag, continuing the growth of its leading International Litigation and Arbitration Practice and its Washington, D.C. office.
Smith and Parada, who joined Foley Hoag from Dewey & LeBoeuf in Washington, D.C., represent sovereign States in international arbitration and other dispute settlement proceedings. Smith practices in the areas of international dispute resolution, petroleum law and public international law. He also works with governments of petroleum producing countries and national oil companies in the full range of matters related to oil and gas exploration, production and monetization, including dispute resolution.
Foley Hoag has one of the world’s most respected and experienced group of lawyers practicing international litigation and arbitration. According to Foley Hoag’s co-managing partner Adam Kahn, “Our Washington, D.C. office serves as a gateway to assist our clients around the world.” Derek and Luis bring significant experience to a team that practices at the highest levels worldwide, and we welcome them to the firm.”
Ronald Goodman, co-chair of Foley Hoag’s International Litigation and Arbitration Practice said, “Derek is a leading practitioner in international dispute resolution, especially in petroleum law, and he and Luis add talent to an already strong team of international litigation and arbitration lawyers that aims to provide clients with high-quality legal services.”