Gary Davidson > Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance > Miami, United States > Lawyer Profile

Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance
MIAMI TOWER AT INTERNATIONAL PLACE
100 S.E. SECOND STREET, SUITE 2600
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33131
United States

Work Department

International Litigation & Arbitration

Position

Partner

Career

Florida Bar Board Certified International Litigation and Arbitration attorney Gary Davidson represents clients all over the world from his office at Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP, Miami. Throughout his distinguished career, he has obtained favorable judgments on behalf of clients in complex international litigation, arbitration and commercial disputes, and he has served as an arbitrator and mediator in several high- profile cases. Gary has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Gary has published numerous articles in law journals and periodicals, including the Emory International Law Review, the International Travel Law Journal and the Journal of Air Law and Commerce. His rich career includes positions as an adjunct law professor at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, as a visiting lecturer in international and comparative law at both the University of Tartu, Estonia and Comenius University, Slovakia, and as the ABA’s liaison to the Slovak government after the country gained its independence.
He is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., Arizona and Florida, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Languages

English

Memberships

  • Vice chair, Florida Bar, International Litigation and Arbitration Certification Committee (appointed in 2020)
  • Member of the ​inaugural Board Certification Committee for International Litigation and Arbitration (appointed in 2018), Florida Bar
  • Executive Council, International Law Section of the Florida Bar (2006 – present)
  • Steering Committee and Member, International Referral Disputes Group

Education

A.B., magna cum laude, from Duke University; an M.A. from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications; a J.D. from the University of Southern California School of Law; and an LL.M., with distinction, in international and comparative law, from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance is a go-to name for disputes between US and Latin American clients. Based in Miami, the team is jointly led by Michael Diaz Jr.Gary Davidson and Brant Hadaway, and handles a range of cross-border disputes with multi-jurisdictional elements and parallel proceedings, including those involving state-owned entities or sovereign representatives. The group counts commercial litigation, financial fraud, sovereign immunity issues, asset recovery cases and construction disputes among its areas of expertise. Roland Potts is is recommended in particular for construction disputes, while Marta Colomar-Garcia is a name to note for general corporate and commercial disputes. The team also handles international criminal work, particularly with a focus on regulatory and money laundering requirements; Diaz Jr. is stands out in this regard, as does associate Javier Coronado Diaz, who splits his time between Colombia and Miami.

Latin America: International firms > City focus - Miami

Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance is primarily known for its work in corruption investigations and white-collar criminal proceedings, frequently representing public officials, business people, high-net-worth individuals, corporates and financial institutions in Latin America, most notably in Venezuela. More recently, the firm has gained additional traction in other Latin American jurisdictions such as Nicaragua. The firm is also active in the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions matters and international arbitrations involving Latin American entities. Global managing partner Michael Diaz is a leading figure in corruption investigations into serving and former public officials, OFAC sanctions, and international arbitration. Robert Targ is a senior name in money laundering and other corruption cases, while Gary Davidson has a fine record in disputes involving Latin American individuals and businesses. Marta Colomar-Garcia is also a key name.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration

Gary Davidson and Michael Diaz, Jr. front the Latin American international arbitration practice at Miami-based Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance. The practice is focused predominantly on commercial arbitration and litigation work in sectors ranging from construction and mining to retail and technology. Clients value the firm’s ‘proven experience in all arbitration forums and procedures’ and ‘ability to integrate with internal lawyers’ on cases. The ‘methodical and organisedMarta Colomar-Garcia in Bogota is highly regarded by clients who also praise Miami-based practice co-head Diaz Jr. for his ‘deep knowledge and experience’. Matter highlights include representing Western Building Group in a $16m construction arbitration dispute in Panama against construction company Construtora Norberto Odebrecht. Former practice co-head Brant Hadaway has left the firm.