MEXICO CITY – Oct. 19, 2018 – Daniel E. Parga, an associate with Greenberg Traurig, LLP in the firm’s Washington D.C. office, has been invited to join the Center for American Progress’ (CAP) U.S.- Mexico Leaders Initiative, a project designed to strengthen U.S.- Mexico relations. As part of this initiative, Parga will visit Mexico City Oct. 22-27 to meet with leaders of Mexico’s business community and former, present, and proposed high-level government officials.
Expected attendees at the event, which aims to encourage emerging leaders from across the United States to take a more active role in fostering positive binational relations with Mexico, include President Enrique Peña Nieto’s Head of Special Projects Paulina Terrazas Valdes; Mexican President-elect Lopez Obrador’s proposed Chief of Staff Lazaro Cardenas Batel; proposed Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard; proposed Minister of Culture Alejandra Frausto; former presidential candidate and Minister of Finance Jose Meade; and the head of the Global Business Promotion Unit at Mexico’s foreign trade and investment promotion agency ProMexico, Ambassador Mario Chacón..
“I am very much looking forward to participating in this exceptional initiative that brings together many of the most influential business and government leaders in Mexico and the U.S.,” said Parga, who is a member of the firm’s International Trade Practice. “By working together, I feel certain that we can build on the positive business and cultural ties between both countries.”
While in Mexico, Parga will also meet with the head of Mexico’s National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination, Alexandra Hass, to discuss equality rights and social inclusion in Mexico, and with Mexican college students to discuss topics related to their perception of U.S.-Mexico relations, the upcoming Mexican administration, access to education, and social mobility.
In the United States, Parga will participate in conversations with House Committee on Foreign Affairs Senior Advisor Leah Campos, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Juan Gonzalez, and former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.
Parga 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). He handles matters in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
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