Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that Mariana Pendás, in the firm’s International Trade Group, has been recognized by Latinvex as one of Latin America’s “Rising Legal Stars.” The list honors 50 lawyers from 38 international law firms doing business in Latin America. Selections were made based on scope and prominence of work and future potential.

Pendás, a dual-qualified lawyer in Spain and New York, and admitted to practice in Brussels under the E-list, focuses her practice on compliance with U.S. and EU economic sanctions, anti-money laundering laws and regulations, export controls, anti-corruption/anti-bribery laws and regulations, international arbitration, and dispute resolution. Latinvex highlighted her experience assisting U.S. clients on U.S. sanctions relating to different programs such as U.S. Venezuela-related sanctions and counter narcotics trafficking sanctions.

About Crowell & Moring’s Latin American Practice

Crowell & Moring represents clients in Latin America and the Caribbean on issues including international arbitration, corporate, finance, international trade, and policy issues. The firm regularly advises clients on issues under international and regional trade conventions, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central America-Dominican Republic-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), as well as bilateral free trade agreements between the United States and Colombia, Panama, and other countries. The firm also advises on anti-money laundering and sanctions issues across Latin America.


Latinvex publishes daily news and weekly analysis on Latin America business; its coverage extends to the region’s legal sector, including rankings of law firms and individual lawyers. (No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Bars of, or any courts in, the jurisdictions in which the lawyers are admitted to practice).