Holland & Knight Names J. Raul Cosio Co-Chair of Latin America Practice
MIAMI (July 5, 2023) – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Miami-based Litigation Partner J. Raul Cosio will become co-leader of the firm's Latin America Practice Group. With more than 200 attorneys and offices in Colombia and Mexico, Holland & Knight has one of the largest Latin American practices among U.S. law firms. He will share the responsibility of managing the group with Roberto Pupo, who has overseen the group's growth for more than a decade.
This year, the practice group expanded significantly as it welcomed 28 lawyers from Cuberos Cortés Gutiérrez in Bogotá and 17 lawyers from Sánchez DeVanny in its Mexico City and Monterrey offices.
Mr. Cosio is an accomplished trial lawyer who began his career with Holland & Knight in 1985. He has successfully tried to verdict dozens of civil trials in state and federal courts as well as in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. He is a former president of the Cuban American Bar Association and currently serves as a member of the Hispanic National Bar Foundation and the Orange Bowl Committee.
"Raul has been a steady and dynamic leader at Holland & Knight throughout his career," said Steven Sonberg, managing partner of Holland & Knight. "The firm's Latin America Practice has reached new heights in recent years, and Raul will be instrumental in helping the group integrate and take advantage of new opportunities."
"I'm honored to be working alongside Roberto, a longtime friend who has earned the respect of the team after many years of strong leadership," said Mr. Cosio. "Roberto and I share the same vision, and I hope to become a trusted resource for our attorneys in the future."