We are pleased to inform that Rubén Méndez-Benabe and Ricardo J. García-Negrón have been designated as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of the Corporate Practice Group, effective on September 1, 2018. Rubén and Ricardo will begin transitioning into their new positions with the help of Samuel T. Céspedes Jr. and Francisco J. Pavía, both of whom have very graciously agreed to work with the new management team during this period. These appointments are in keeping with the process of transitioning to a new generation of leaders at McV that will help take the firm to new heights in the years to come.
Our heartfelt thanks to Sammy who has led the Corporate Practice Group since 2002. Since then, Sammy has always worked very closely on many of the projects that have helped McV maintain its leadership position as Puerto Rico’s preeminent firm, including launching the White Collar Crime practice team, followed by the opening of the Miami office, the formalization of the Government Affairs (GA) practice team, which has become the Island’s top GA group, and many other projects. Sammy will continue to serve on the Firm’s Policy Committee and will also participate in other committees. Many thanks also to Francisco for his collaboration with Sammy on the Corporate Practice Group, and his service on the Practice Management Committee.
We are also pleased to announce the designation of Henry O. Freese-Souffront as Vice Chair of our Litigation Practice Group. Henry will be substituting Raúl M. Arias, who as many of you know has been appointed by President Trump as a Judge in the US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, and is awaiting confirmation by the US Senate. We want to thank Raúl for the years of service to the Litigation Practice Group and to the Firm, and also wish him all the best in his service as a Federal District Judge.
Congratulations to all!
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