Virginia, US

Leonor’s practice focuses on corporate immigration matters in Latin America.

Since 2007, Leonor has provided counsel to a wide variety of corporations and is in charge of supervising the firm's service delivery in Latin America and the Caribbean to ensure that each client’s international personnel transfer program is successfully implemented and supported.

She actively participated in the opening of Fragomen offices in Costa Rica (2007), Mexico and Brazil (2013) and our Member Firm Network offices in Chile, Colombia (2015), Peru and Panama (2016).

Leonor has experience in international trade matters as a negotiator for labor issues and as a former member of Costa Rica’s international trade agreements negotiating team (2002-2005).

In 2010, she was included by the Costa Rican Government in the roster of panelists who are willing and able to serve as panelist in a dispute settlement procedure of the Free Trade Agreement between Central America, the Dominican Republic and the United States (US- CAFTA-DR).

Leonor speaks English and Spanish.

Education


Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy | M.A., 2009
University of Costa Rica | J.D., 2002, Academic Honors

Awards

Listed in Best Lawyers, Immigration Law, 2014 to 2017

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Costa Rica

Member, Costa Rican Bar Association

Member, Costa Rican Notary Public Association

Publications and Lectures

Guest speaker, Inter-American Development Bank (BID/INTAL) Free Trade Agreements Implementation Seminar, Buenos Aires, 2006.

Co-author, Estudios Jurídicos sobre el TLC entre República Dominicana, Centroamérica y Estados Unidos, Asociación para el Estudio Jurídico del TLC con EE.UU., Costa Rica: 2005.