NEW YORK (Oct. 23, 2013) – Bingham McCutchen LLP has added Juan Manuel Trujillo as a partner in its New York office, a move that further enhances the firm’s corporate, finance and Latin America platforms.
Joining the firm’s Corporate Practice Group from Arnold & Porter, Trujillo focuses on corporate and finance transactions in Latin America, as well as advising Latin American businesses and investors on U.S. and other non-Latin American transactions. Trujillo is admitted to practice in Mexico and New York.
“We expect Juan’s experience leading sophisticated transactions across a variety of industries will be valuable to Bingham’s global client base,” said Kevin Sheridan, a New York-based partner and co-leader of Bingham’s Corporate Practice Group. “Juan represents our commitment to build on our strengths to expand our capabilities in a region where the firm has a long and rich history.”
Bingham’s involvement in Latin America stretches back nearly 100 years, and today the firm has a number of leading practices in the region, including corporate, lending and financial restructuring. The firm also added to its Latin America team earlier this year, when of counsel Bruce Wolfson joined Bingham in New York. Like Trujillo, Wolfson’s practice, which spans more than 30 years, is dedicated to the Latin America region.
“Bingham has established itself as a leader in Latin America in a number of practice areas,” said New York partner Tom Mellor, co-leader of Bingham’s Latin America Practice. “By adding Juan, who is admitted to practice in Mexico, we are enhancing the transactional services we can offer to our clients in Latin America and in other emerging markets.”
Bingham’s diverse practice platform and global reach were key features that attracted Trujillo to the firm.
“The opportunity to join Bingham was too good to pass up,” Trujillo said. “Bingham’s track record in Latin America is impressive, and the firm’s multidisciplinary approach and variety of practices in the Americas, Europe and Asia will add value for my clients.”
Trujillo has advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investment transactions, and a variety of financing and restructuring transactions. He has represented clients in industries that include banking, insurance, mining, media, telecommunications, entertainment, transportation, energy, infrastructure, construction and hospitality.
Trujillo earned his LL.M. in 1995 from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, and his LL.B. in 1993 from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, summa cum laude, first in class, recipient of Mexico’s Top Students Award. Trujillo is listed as a leading lawyer in Latin America by the 2014 Chambers Latin America guide and the 2013 Legal 500 Latin America guide.