Overview

Marcelo Ovejero is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. He focuses his practice on corporate internal investigations, compliance, white collar criminal defense, and complex business arbitration and litigation, with special attention to matters arising from or connected to Latin America.

Mr. Ovejero regularly advises domestic and multinational companies on issues relating to bribery under the Foreign Corrupt Practices (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws, anti-money laundering (AML) and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), compliance best practices, economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), fraud, kickbacks and other ethical lapses.

Mr. Ovejero has conducted internal investigations for companies in the energy, financial, forensic services, healthcare, insurance, logistics, telecommunications and other industries. He has also assisted clients in the design, review and implementation of effective compliance and training programs. Mr. Ovejero’s experience involves representing corporate and individual clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), OFAC, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and other federal and state agencies. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Mr. Ovejero has handled matters related to Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and the United Kingdom, among other countries.

While in law school, Mr. Ovejero served as a judicial intern for Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and for Judge Valerie E. Caproni of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

In addition, Mr. Ovejero is an attorney in his home country of Argentina, where he received his first law degree and served as a law clerk to a federal judge in Buenos Aires.

Credentials

Education
  • Columbia University Law School, J.D.
  • Columbia University Law School, LL.M.
  • Universidad Católica Argentina, J.D.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Argentina
  • Florida
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Honors & Awards
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar 
  • James Kent Scholar
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Publications

Speaking Engagements