Juan M. Alcalá is a trial attorney who focuses primarily in the areas of international litigation and arbitration with a particular emphasis on disputes involving Latin America. These include matters pending in international tribunals, foreign courts and U.S. courts. Mr. Alcalá also has extensive U.S. trial and appellate experience, having tried multiple cases to verdict and settlement and appearing as strategic appellate counsel in several dozen high-exposure cases.
Mr. Alcalá's representation spans across various industries. In the energy sector, he has represented energy and energy-related companies in commercial, environmental and intellectual property (IP) disputes. Mr. Alcalá serves as the chair of Holland & Knight's Energy and Natural Resources Industry Sector Group and on the advisory board of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business at the University of Texas.
In addition to the energy sector, Mr. Alcalá represents auto, tire, medical device and other manufacturing companies in product liability cases; financial institutions in asset recovery and complex investment disputes; hospitality and software companies in trade secret, copyright and trademark disputes; and several other middle-market clients in a wide range of business and real estate disputes. These matters involve breach of fiduciary duties assertions, breach of contract allegations and fraud claims.
Mr. Alcalá's experience in resolving disputes, his fluency in Spanish, his cultural affinity to Latin America and his command of both the common-law and civil-law traditions allow him to counsel clients regarding a host of litigation-related issues. He is well-versed in assisting with investigations and counseling clients entering foreign markets or expanding operations in foreign jurisdictions with regard to risk assessment and mitigation.
In the community, Mr. Alcalá supports various nonprofits that focus on supporting young Latinos in socioeconomically disadvantaged circumstances.
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