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Elba Bethel Gutiérrez Castillo focuses her practice on pro bono matters concerning civil and social rights. She advises and represents, through strategic litigation, clients whom human, civil and social rights have been violated either by particulars or the Mexican State. Elba has also participated in matters related to antitrust and corporate law.



  • Consultant, Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho, A.C., 2016
  • Law Clerk, Greenberg Traurig, S.C., 2015-2016
  • Law Clerk, Casares, Castelazo, Frías y Zárate, S.C., 2013-2015
  • Legal intern, Legal Clinic, Human Rights Program: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2012-2013

  • In conjunction with the Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos (“CMDPDH”) or the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights, Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City pro bono team represented a Salvadorian family seeking refugee status in a litigation against the procedural decision issued by the Comisión Mexicana de Ayuda a Refugiados (“COMAR”) or the Mexican Commission for Refugee Aid. The procedural decision indefinitely suspended interview applications for refugee status and the issuance of resolutions, which are essential phases in the Procedimiento de Reconocimiento de la Condición de Refugiado (“PRCR”) or the Procedure for the Recognition of Refugee Status. The judge ruled in the family’s favor and found the contested procedural decision unconstitutional for leaving asylum seekers and detained individuals in a state of legal uncertainty in Mexico.

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  • Listed, Latin Lawyer, "Latin Lawyer 250 - Practice Recognition: Pro Bono," 2020


Akademische Ausbildung
  • Law Degree, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Mexico
  • Spanisch, Native
  • Englisch, Fluent
  • Französisch, Conversational