Liliana V. Farfan is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office. Her practice includes the representation of clients in the areas of aviation, international trade, foreign direct investment and energy. Ms. Farfan regularly advises clients in the sale, acquisition and lease of private aircraft, including fractional ownership. She also has experience negotiating, drafting and reviewing various types of commercial agreements, including energy transaction contracts, as well as operating, financing and corporate governance agreements in the U.S. nuclear power industry. Her legal education in both common and civil law legal systems provide Ms. Farfan with the ability to advise clients on projects involving multiple jurisdictions and business cultures. She helps clients navigate complex regulatory structures in Latin America and the Caribbean and is accustomed to working with foreign counsel in multijurisdictional projects.

Ms. Farfan has represented clients in the defense, high-tech and critical infrastructure sectors in foreign investment review proceedings before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and on measures to mitigate Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI). Her experience also includes conducting sensitive internal investigations, in English and Spanish, as well as investigations related to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance. Ms. Farfan has also worked on matters related to U.S. export controls laws such as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. trade embargoes and economic sanctions administered by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), on import compliance matters including customs rulings, classification and explanatory letters to regulatory authorities and on several international investment arbitrations.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Farfan practiced law in Ecuador for more than five years and clerked for an appellate court judge who was later appointed to the Supreme Court of Ecuador.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.M.
  • Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil, J.D.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Ecuador
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ecuador Bar Association
  • Penn Alumni Association
Honors & Awards
  • University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, International Editor
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish