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Francisco O. Sanchez

Francisco is a business litigator who focuses on assisting clients in resolving disputes and achieving business objectives in the most cost-effective manner possible. In addition to handling complex commercial matters of various types, including federal and state court litigation, administrative proceedings, and international and domestic arbitrations, Francisco's practice includes conducting internal corporate investigations and advising clients regarding a variety of regulatory compliance and other internal corporate issues. Francisco's current client base consists of a variety of corporations and businesses with international operations in Latin America and elsewhere abroad.

Concentrations

  • Business and general litigation
  • International and domestic alternative dispute resolution
  • Investigations and compliance
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & global anti-corruption

Expertise

Erfahrung

  • Obtained final award in favor of Canadian software implementation company in multimillion-dollar international arbitration proceeding brought against it by former client for breach of contract and various fraud-based claims.
  • Obtained final award in favor of Nicaraguan ethanol producer in multimillion-euro international arbitration proceeding brought against purchaser for breach of purchase contract and various related claims.
  • Represented construction company in multimillion-dollar domestic arbitration proceeding brought against dome builder for breach of various contracts and other related claims.
  • Represented Indian medical device manufacturer in multimillion-dollar international arbitration proceeding brought against it by former distribution partner for breach of shareholder agreement and distribution agreement and various related claims.
  • Obtained final judgment in favor of Canadian online content distribution company in jury trial in federal district court based on lawsuit brought by competitor for breach of contract and tortious interference.
  • Obtained final judgment in favor of Latin-American concert promoter in jury trial in state circuit court based on lawsuit brought by venue owner for fraud and breach of contract.
  • Obtained dismissal of bankruptcy court adversary proceeding initiated by bankruptcy trustee against national financial services institution for breach of contract, fraudulent transfer and unjust enrichment.
  • Obtained final judgment in favor of bankruptcy estate in adversary proceeding brought in bankruptcy court against multiple successor entities to avoid fraudulent conveyances and asset transfers and recover damages for theft of certain intellectual property and other assets of bankruptcy estate.
  • Represented Venezuelan brokerage firm in forfeiture proceedings in federal district court to recover multiple millions -of -dollars seized by the U.S. government.
  • Represented various commodities and foreign currency brokerage firms, and individual brokers, in administrative proceedings brought by self-regulatory organizations and in enforcement actions brought by government agencies in federal district court.
  • Conducted internal investigation of telecommunications company regarding allegations of employee corruption and other compliance issues involving its business operations in Peru.
  • Conducted internal investigation of resort management company concerning allegations of employee corruption and other compliance issues involving its business operations in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
  • Conducted internal investigation of telecommunications company concerning allegations of employee corruption and other misconduct involving its business operations in Guatemala.
  • Conducted internal investigation of medical device manufacturer concerning allegation of employee misconduct involving its business operations in Puerto Rico.
  • Conducted internal investigation of international pharmaceutical company concerning allegation of employee misconduct involving its business operations in the United States.
  • Conducted internal risk assessment evaluation for purposes of developing anti-corruption compliance program for multinational technology company with business operations throughout Latin America and elsewhere abroad.
  • Conducted internal risk assessment evaluation for purposes of developing anti-corruption compliance program for multinational retail company with business operations throughout Latin America and elsewhere abroad.

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Listed, Florida Trend
    • "Legal Elite," 2019-2020
    • "Up and Comer," 2010
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2009-2017
  • Co-Chair, Greenberg Traurig’s Latino Affinity Group (Somos GT)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Americans for Immigrant Justice (AIJ)
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member, Cuban American Bar Association (CABA)
  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member, International Section of The Florida Bar

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2002
  • B.S., Multinational Business, Finance, cum laude, Florida State University, 1999
Zulassung
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Sprache
  • Spanisch, Fluent