Adolfo is a corporate and energy law foreign-trained attorney from Venezuela. He graduated from the Universidad de Carabobo in 2011 after having interned for two consecutive years for Baker McKenzie in his hometown, Valencia, Venezuela. Following a year of commercial trial advocacy in a boutique law firm with two of his most esteemed school professors he was accepted and studied an LL.M (master of laws) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law where he focused in corporate, ADR, and employment law.
While attending the Universidad de Carabobo, Adolfo was the sole teaching assistant to the Property Law course professors, and briefly taught legal research at the same upon graduation.
Subsequently, Adolfo became an associate attorney for the British-Canadian-based Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) in its Caracas office, where he mostly contributed in the revision, translation and drafting of Joint Operating Agreements, bidding guidelines, and performed “know your customer” and other compliance procedures for oil and gas (O&G) multinationals engaged in the Mexican Oil and Gas bidding rounds. While at NRF, Adolfo also assisted in the closing of financing agreements of an American multinational conglomerate with the State of Venezuela; as well as an acquisition of a mining company in the Dominican Republic by a Canadian corporation. He also consequently revised and adapted shareholders agreements, bylaws and contracts according to clients’ needs, as well as drafted memoranda of points and authorities (memoranda) in areas ranging from Venezuelan capital markets, to local legislative updates on the foreign investments regime, to criminal repercussions of corporate tipsters.
Most recently he summer interned for Wood Smith Henning and Berman Phoenix office where he contributed on the firm’s construction defect litigation practice by drafting memoranda, as well as researching and drafting memoranda on a sexual orientation sex employment discrimination case.
He is currently undergoing his second year of his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Arizona College of Law, and is a proud member and the event coordinator of the Arizona Law Journal of Emerging Technologies.
He is admitted to practice in Venezuela.