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Mr Omar Rodriguez
Criminal Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Omar Cadul Rodriguez Muñoz is a Partner at Morgan & Morgan and heads the criminal law practice of the firm.
Mr. Rodriguez focuses on all aspects of business and private crime defense and has appeared as counsel in high-profile cases in Panama during the last years including financial and business frauds, injuries to economical heritage, informatics security, crimes against public administration and national economy among others.
Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Rodríguez held various public positions such as Assistant Prosecutor to the First Deputy Prosecutor to the General Prosecutor; Secretary to the Second Deputy Prosecutor to the General Prosecutor; Acting Prosecutor for the Panama Circuit; Acting First Secretary to the General Prosecutor; Municipal District Prosecutor to the District of San Miguelito; Acting Secretary to the General Prosecutor of the Nation; Assistant Lawyer for the General Prosecutor of the Nation.
He is a regular lecturer on criminal law, procedures and arbitration to associations such as the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Mr. Rodriguez is also involved in pro bono activities at the firm regularly assisting to Legal Open Houses organized by the firm in very low-income communities to provide free legal orientation.
Mr. Rodríguez is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Panama.
Mr. Rodriguez obtained his degree from the School of Law of the Universidad de Panama; a Postgraduate Degree from the Universidad Latina de Panama; and a LL.M. in Commercial Law from the Universidad Catolica Santa Maria La Antigua in Panama. He also completed a Postgraduate Degree in Criminal Law from the Universidad of Salamanca in Spain and has participated in special courses on Mediator, Conciliation, Arbitration and Accusatory Penal System.
Highlighted for its ‘dedication and attention‘ to clients, Morgan & Morgan handles civil, commercial, administrative and criminal litigation, and is also experienced in domestic and international arbitration. In addition, the team has notable expertise in insolvency and recovery proceedings. It acts for a wide range of local and multinational clients from sectors including energy, telecoms, finance and transport. Jose Carrizo, who has particular expertise in insolvency litigation, leads the team with Luis Vallarino, who has extensive experience in litigation relating to government contracts and regulatory law, among other areas. Omar Rodriguez, who heads the criminal litigation practice, and senior associate Mayte Sanchez are also ‘outstanding lawyers‘.