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Santiago Zalazar

Santiago Zalazar is a senior associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Investigations Group. He is one of the associate co-leads of the Latino Lawyer Affinity Group at Covington.

Santiago represents clients in complex international disputes, including representation of sovereign governments and domestic and foreign corporations from diverse industries in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations involving both common law and civil law systems under ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, ICDR, and AAA rules, and multi-jurisdictional federal and state litigation in the United States. He has advised clients on trade and regulatory matters, such as anti-bribery and corrupt practices, economic sanctions and national security laws, and regulation of satellites and associated frequencies by the FCC.

Mr. Zalazar maintains a robust pro bono practice, advising clients on public international law, immigration, housing, and tax matters, and he has been recognized by the District of Columbia Courts for his pro bono services.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Zalazar worked for the Organization of American States (OAS), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and the Embassy of Argentina in Washington, DC, where he principally assisted in the coordination of the government relations strategy of the Congressional and International Legal Affairs Unit, for which Mr. Zalazar served as a liaison to the U.S. Congress for almost six years.

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