Big Law in Venezuela: From the “Oil Opening” to the Bolivarian Revolution (1994-2013)
Professors Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo & Manuel A. Gómez - Stanford Law School
Over the past two decades, Venezuela has under-gone significant social, political, and economic change. These changes have significantly affected the corporate legal sector, which evolved from an unprecedented expansion fueled by a windfall of oil money during the 1990s, to a very difficult transition during the last decade that forced the local and foreign law firms with presence in Venezuela to under-take inventive strategies to remain viable. This presentation, based on an empirically based re-search project as part of the Stanford Project of the Legal Profession, will discuss the preliminary findings, their impact on the supply of corporate legal services in Latin America and the United States, and their overall importance to understanding the global landscape of the legal profession.
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 4.30 pm – 6 pm - Room: 280A