Brown Rudnick, an international law firm, today announced the hire of Clara Krivoy who will join the New York office of Brown Rudnick LLP as a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Latin America practices, where she will lead the firm’s Ibero-America Private Clients practice.

Krivoy joins Brown Rudnick from Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where she counseled individuals, families, family offices and their holdings, having an interest in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, as they maintain, or look to establish a US, multi-jurisdictional or global presence.

With diverse experience in corporate law, Krivoy has represented domestic and foreign clients on corporate and securities matters, debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, bank lending, joint ventures, start-ups structuring, financing, global tax planning, and regulatory compliance, as well as cross-border litigation and arbitration matters.

“We are delighted to welcome Clara to the Firm,” said Brown Rudnick CEO, Joseph Ryan. "New York is a key strategic market for the Firm’s continued growth, and Clara will further strengthen our ability to offer clients exceptional cross-border transactional capabilities."

Sam Williams, Managing Director of Brown Rudnick’s Corporate and Capital Markets Department, added "Clara adds a valuable dimension to our global corporate and family office practices.  Her extensive knowledge of Blockchain, tokenized ecosystems and smart contracts, bolsters the Firm's existing FinTech capabilities.  We are excited to work with her to grow this practice at Brown Rudnick.”

"Clara will be a great addition to our Latin America practice,” said Alejandro Fiuza, Corporate Partner and Head of Brown Rudnick's Latin America practice. “Having been named to Latinvex's 'Top 100 Female Lawyers in Latin America' list, Clara is well-known in the region.  Her vast experience assisting clients with cross-border transactions, particularly in Latin America, will add tremendous value to our clients who have global business interests in that region.”

Krivoy received her law degree at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1992, and obtained her MCJ and LL.M. degrees from New York University School of Law in 1993 and 1994 respectively. Clara was named by Latinvex as one of the "Top 100 Female Lawyers in Latin America" in 2016 and 2017, and has also been recognized in Chambers Global as a Corporate/M&A Expert Based Abroad (Venezuela).

In addition to providing legal advice on a pro bono basis to support philanthropic initiatives in the region, Krivoy is a member of the Global Advisory Board of the Harvard Kennedy School Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and is also a board member of the Venezuelan American Association of the US (VAAUS). Krivoy is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

“I am thrilled to join the Brown Rudnick team," said Krivoy.  "The Firm has a strong reputation for supporting family offices and handling cross-border deals and disputes, which is important to the ongoing development of the Ibero-America Private Clients practice I lead.  I look forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of the Firm.”

About Brown Rudnick LLP
Brown Rudnick, an international law firm with offices in the United States and Europe, represents clients from around the world in high-stakes litigation, international arbitration and complex business transactions. Clients include public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 businesses and start-up enterprises. The Firm also represents investors, as well as official and ad hoc creditors’ committees in today’s largest corporate restructurings, both domestically and abroad. Founded more than 60 years ago, Brown Rudnick has over 240 lawyers providing advice and services across key areas of the law. Beyond the United States, the Firm regularly serves clients in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. With its Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest, the Firm has created an innovative model combining its pro bono, charitable giving and community volunteer efforts.