Alumnus Mauricio A. España ’03 was recently ranked among the 2017 “40 Under 40” by Global Investigations Review (GIR), which honored 40 lawyers from 11 countries under age 40 who are shaping the future of the investigations practice. He was also named a Top Lawyer under 40 for 2017 by the Hispanic National Bar Association.
A partner at Dechert LLP, España practices complex commercial litigation and white collar and securities litigation matters. He counsels clients on internal corporate investigations; criminal, regulatory and state attorneys general investigations; bankruptcy-related litigation; and commercial disputes. In the past, he has represented The Bank of New York Mellon, Takata Corporation, and Entretenimiento GM de México S.A. de C.V.
The Hispanic Executive has called España “White Collar Lawyer, Blue Collar Advocate,” highlighting his white-collar practice and commitment to pro bono representation. He was also honored by The Legal Aid Society as one of the recipients of the society’s 2012 Pro Bono Publico Awards that recognizes the outstanding work of volunteer lawyers who provide exceptional legal services to low-income New Yorkers. España is also a member of the Fordham Law School Minority Mentorship Program.
España’s previous honors include being named a Rising Star of 2015 by Law 360 and by the New York Law Journal. He was also recognized between 2012 and 2017 as a New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers for Securities Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense and Business Litigation, and he was dubbed a Rising Star in Euromoney/Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides series in 2015, 2016, and 2017.