Juan M. Alcalá

Co-Chair, International Dispute Resolution
Partner, Litigation
3000 One American Center
600 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
t 512.542.7190 f 512.542.7290
Mexico City
Torre Esmeralda II
Blvd. Manuel A. Camacho No. 36-1802
Lomas de Chapultepec
Mexico, D.F. 11000
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Juan M. Alcalá has an international dispute practice, helping U.S. corporations resolve high-exposure problems involving Latin America, as well as assisting Latin American clients with disputes worldwide. Clients in numerous industries rely on him for counsel on matters involving:

  • Business disputes
  • Collective actions
  • Product liability claims
  • Environmental claims
  • Intellectual property assets

Clients doing or wanting to do business in the region also rely on Juan’s cross-border litigation experience to assess and manage risks.

Juan has a significant amount of domestic litigation and trial experience, which has involved a wide variety of subject matters, including business torts, partnership conflicts, complex lending transactions, fiduciary duties, copyright and trademark disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract allegations and product defects. Juan has first or second-chaired over half a dozen jury and bench trials. In addition, he has argued several cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, provided strategic counseling and advice on appellate issues during the trial phase of several dozen high-stakes cases, argued dozens of motions before federal and state courts, and taken and defended dozens of depositions.

He has made significant recent pro bono contributions to clients, including:

  • Providing assistance to a non-governmental organization in an international human rights matter in support of a Mexican indigenous community seeking the protection of their communal lands before the Mexican Agrarian Tribunal.
  • Representing a mother living in Argentina in a child custody dispute, helping her reunite with her infant daughter after a two-year separation.

Juan’s clients regard him as a seasoned, pragmatic problem solver who keeps his eye on their overall strategic objectives and their interest in a speedy resolution. They benefit from his native knowledge of Mexico and Latin America, a first-hand perspective that has given him insights into the region’s current political, cultural and economic landscape and its future trends.

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