Michael Diaz, Jr. > Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance > Miami, United States > Lawyer Profile

Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance
United States

Work Department

International, white collar defense, commercial litigation & arbitration, regulatory investigations & compliance


Global Managing Partner


Florida Bar Board Certified International Litigation and Arbitration attorney Michael Diaz is a multilingual litigator, trial lawyer, and arbitral advocate with 34 years of experience advising clients, trying cases, and negotiating resolutions to complex civil, arbitral and criminal disputes. He has extensive experience handling visa recovery efforts, FCPA and OFAC violations, and Specially Designated Nationals classifications. He regularly counsels on preventative arbitration and litigation strategies and conducts parallel investigations in complex, high-stakes regulatory, investigative and compliance matters that involve financial fraud, international asset recovery and white-collar crime. Mr. Diaz’s sophisticated asset tracing techniques have resulted in millions of dollars in recoveries for U.S. receivers, financial institutions, and individual fraud victims. He has handled numerous notable, well-publicized litigation and arbitration cases, OFAC and sanctions matters, and cases of alleged money laundering and public corruption.

Mr. Diaz is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS).

Qualified to represent clients before U.S. administrative and governmental agencies, arbitral bodies, U.S. state, federal, and appellate courts.

Mr. Diaz has a highly active practice representing clients, including prominent businessmen, governments, high-net worth individuals, and companies throughout Latin America, Russia, and the Middle East in cross border matters including parallel proceedings, criminal investigations, OFAC violations, and the recovery of US visas.

Frequently serves as advisory co-counsel outside the U.S. in international litigation and arbitration matters in Latin America, the Middle East and China.


English, Spanish


Florida Bar • American Bar Association • International Bar Association • Cuban American Bar Association, Past-President, officer, and director • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow • Miami International Arbitration Society • National and Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers • Florida International Bankers Association • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Miami, School of Business, B.B.A., International Finance

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance‘s Miami-based team is popular for international disputes involving Latin America. With a breadth of expertise in criminal and civil aspects of international litigation, the practice frequently handles fraud cases and has been particularly active in PPE and pandemic-related disputes. Global managing partner Michael Diaz, Jr. and Gary Davidson jointly lead the team following the departure of former fellow co-head Brant Hadaway. Other names to note include Marta Colomar-Garcia and Javier Coronado, who was promoted to partner in early 2021.