Mr Humberto Padilla Gonzalez > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
SUITE 4000
HOUSTON, TX 77002-5006
United States

Work Department

Latin America Team; Corporate and Business Transactions


Humberto represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He assists clients with complex financial, cross-border and US domestic M&A transactions, private equity fund investments, and internal compliance investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as data privacy issues and simple operational matters throughout Latin America.  Part of a cross-practice Global Workforce team providing integrated cross-border advice, counseling, and strategic planning, Humberto also advises clients on labor, employment, benefits, and immigration issues in Latin America.


Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Humberto was part of the US-based foreign practice group of another international law firm in New York, representing US and European clients with interests in Latin America.  Previously, he worked at one of the leading law firms in Mexico City. A native Spanish speaker, he is fluent in English.




University of Texas School of Law, LL.M.; Universidad Panamericana, Law Degree

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP‘s Latin America team is largely located in Houston, providing it with deep energy credentials. The group’s strengths lie in energy M&A and project development, including M&A-driven project development. It has seen notable growth in LNG, gas to power and hydrogen projects and it remains a force in renewables, including wind and solar. In Washington DC partner Ulises Pin it has a market leader in Latin America cable and information highway projects. John Crespo co-heads the Latin America group and has a solid record in energy M&A, including renewables. Humberto Padilla Gonzalez is noted for Mexico energy transactions and Felipe Alice is at the forefront of Brazil deals.

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has achieved further growth in the power sector, thanks in part to the Latin America group being largely centred in Houston. It is also building its standing in Brazil tech deals, with Brazil licensed Felipe Alice leading the firm’s relationships with a range of emerging corporates in the jurisdiction. Private equity is another forte for the group, which operates across a wide range of industries, from real estate to financial institutions, telecoms and aviation. In 2020, the team represented Enel in its proposed purchase of certain distribution and generation companies in Peru owned by Sempra Energy. It is also increasingly active in advising Mexican high-net-worth individuals and family offices on investments in the US and elsewhere. John Crespo has extensive deal experience in Latin America, as does Humberto Padilla Gonzalez, particularly in Mexico. Washington DC’s Ulises Pin is at the forefront of telecoms transactions in the region. All named individuals are based in Houston, unless stated otherwise.