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Ross Kaufman is Chair of the Emerging Markets Practice and has spent more than 35 years developing a team of lawyers dedicated to servicing non-U.S. corporate clients and financial institutions.


  • Syndicated loans, with and without structure
  • Debt and equity securities offerings for foreign corporations
  • Securitization and asset-backed finance
  • Mergers and acquisitions


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 Latin America Guide, "Latin America: International – Banking and Finance," 2022
  • Selected, Latin Lawyer, "Latin Lawyer 250 - Practice Recognition: Banking & Finance," 2020-2024
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1980
    • Fulbright Scholar, Universidade de São Paulo, 1976-77
  • B.A., Yale University, 1976
  • New York
  • Portuguese 
  • Spanish