Manuel Ayarra is an attorney in Holland & Knight's New York office and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice.
While attending law school, Mr. Ayarra participated in the New York Civil Liberties Union Clinic, where he worked closely with the organization's attorneys in a lawsuit aimed at deescalating the use of solitary confinement for juveniles. During his first year, he was an intern for the Honorable Cecilia Altonaga of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and assisted on various matters ranging from complex insurance and real estate disputes, as well as intricate procedural motions arising from writs of habeas corpus. In addition, he was an editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law and a research assistant for Richard Revesz, professor of Environmental Law.
In his senior year at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella Law School in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mr. Ayarra participated in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, which resulted in his university qualifying for the international rounds in Washington, D.C., for the first time. The same year, Mr. Ayarra was awarded an honorable mention in the Argentine Intellectual Property Rights Association Contest for his essay exploring the legality and implications of patenting human genes.
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