Daniel E. Parga

Daniel E. Parga

Associate

Daniel E. Parga is an associate in the International Trade Group in Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office. Daniel focuses his practice on many aspects of international trade and investment, including the representation of companies and foreign governments in trade remedy proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. His experience also includes representing governments in the negotiation of free trade agreements, as well as acting on behalf of companies, investors, and national governments in international arbitration proceedings conducted under the rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Daniel has previously worked in different capacities at the Mexico City office of a U.S.-based international law firm and the São Paulo office of one of the largest law firms in Brazil. He handles matters in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented major South Korean steel company in reducing its dumping margin by double digits. °
  • Counseled the South Korean government in the negotiation of a free trade agreement with six Central American Nations. °
  • Represented several South Korean, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, and Mexican companies (mainly in the steel and petrochemical industries) in countervailing duties and anti-dumping proceedings before Commerce, the ITC, and the CIT. °
  • Worked on ICSID arbitrations in connection to an alleged expropriation of assets. °
  • Represented a Belgian family in an ICSID dispute against the Republic of Croatia for the expropriation of real estate intended for the development of a luxury resort on the Dalmatian Coast. °
  • Represented an investor and business in an ICSID dispute in connection to several violations of the Turkey-Turkmenistan bilateral investment treaty. °
  • Represented a client in an ICC arbitration conducted in Spanish against an autonomous agency of a Latin American government for contractual breaches in relation to the construction of a bridge. °
  • Represented a major industrial gas company in Mexico in contract negotiations. °

°Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Parga prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Legal Intern, Embassy of Mexico, Washington, D.C., Office of the Legal Counsel for the Ministry of Economy, 2013-2014
  • Legal Intern, Inter-American Development Bank, Legal Department (Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations Division, Multilateral Investment Fund, 2012

Recognition & Leadership

  • Presidential Citation Award, Rotary International (District 4110), 2008
  • Coach for English- and Spanish-speaking student teams participating in international investment and commercial arbitration competitions, 2015- 2016

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2014
    • Betty Southard Murphy Fellowship in International Commercial Arbitration, 2014
    • Senior Editor, The Arbitration Brief
  • M.A., International Economic Relations, American University School of International Service, 2015
  • B.B.A., Economics and International Business, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2011
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
Languages
  • Spanish, Fluent
  • Portuguese, Fluent