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Chris DeSa

Chris DeSa

Drawing on Mr. DeSá’s experience in Latin America as a securities lawyer and investigator, he works with clients to manage and resolve cross-border conflicts, investigations and crises in the region. His expertise includes investigative fact finding, forensic accounting, privileged consulting, expert witness services and a wide range of risk management matters.

In the context of disputes, Mr. DeSá develops multidisciplinary strategies and tactics to successfully achieve the client’s legal and commercial objectives, including on securities litigation, class actions, regulatory disputes, commercial litigation and international arbitrations. He also regularly uses this multidisciplinary approach to help clients investigate, manage and respond to risks and crises that might arise in their Latin American operations, including around corruption, fraud, political disruption, labor and social unrest, and other related reputational risks and challenges. He has overseen hundreds of due diligence investigations of potential partners and acquisition targets, ranging from basic public records checks to deep forensic accounting transaction tests.


  • Board Member, Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce (BRATECC)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable (GHBER)
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