Name: José A. Sosa-Lloréns
Firm Name: DLA Piper
Jurisdiction: Puerto Rico
Practice Area: Banking & Finance Law

Telephone: +1 787 945 9116
Fax: +1 939 697 6118
Email: jose.sosa@dlapiper.com

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses José Alberto Sosa-Lloréns as our exclusively recommended Banking and Finance Law expert in Puerto Rico. If you wish to get in touch with José please use the contact information provided above.

José Alberto Sosa-Lloréns has advised clients on banking regulatory matters related to international banking, mergers, corporate reorganizations, securities activities of banks and has served as issuer’s counsel in securities transactions of financial institutions, including tender offers and IPOs. He also has actively worked in the creation of investment companies, investment advisory firms and securities broker dealers in Puerto Rico. Another significant part of his practice includes serving as bond counsel and underwriters counsel in public finance transactions of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, its instrumentalities and political subdivisions. He has served as advisor to governmental entities in connection with the enactment of public finance legislation.

José has served as lead local counsel to private consortia bidding for public-private partnerships in various infrastructure projects in Puerto Rico, including representing the successful bidder for the 40-year lease of the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, the largest airport in the Caribbean region and the first airport under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Pilot Program.

José has been engaged as counsel in various regulatory matters related to securities broker dealers, investment advisors and investment companies. His practice includes representing clients before the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), before the Corporate Finance Division. In addition to his regulatory and transactional work, José has represented securities broker dealers in securities arbitrations before FINRA and in complex mediation proceedings.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Puerto Rico

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper, José was the Chair of the Corporate Department of a leading law firm in Puerto Rico where he held various positions, including shareholder, member of the Board of Directors and member of its Executive Committee.

Recognitions

  • José was included in the 2020 Best Lawyers in Latin America and 2021 Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico for Corporate and M&A Law
  • José is ranked as a Leading Individual in the Corporate Commercial field by Chambers & Partners in both its Global and its Latin America Guides

Education

  • LL.M., Columbia University School of Law
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Puerto Rico, B.B.A. (Finance), magna cum laude

Courts

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

Memberships

  • Puerto Rico Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Business Section

Additional Credentials

José is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he teaches courses and seminars on Banking Regulation and Public Finance.

Firm Description

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.

Responsible Business

Our Global Scholarships programme supports outstanding law students in developing countries reach their potential and contribute to the rule of law in their communities. And our Head Start initiative aims to improve equality of opportunity and break down barriers faced by under-represented groups when entering the legal profession.

Over the course of our six-year partnership with UNICEF, we have pledged $7.5 million through fundraising and pro bono legal support to improve child justice and protect children’s rights worldwide.

We are proud to be signatories of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Our support for the initiative underlines our commitment to responsible business.

DLA Piper strives to be a leader in environmental sustainability, undertaking initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of its business activities in line with our Global Environmental Policy.

Pro Bono

DLA Piper is deeply committed to pro bono. Our pro bono efforts focus on three areas: the rights of children, access to justice and the rule of law, and assisting asylum seekers, refugees, and stateless people. Our work is both global and local. We provide direct service to individuals and organizations that could not otherwise afford counsel, while helping to build a pro bono culture in the legal profession around the world.

New Perimeter is DLA Piper’s nonprofit affiliate that provides long-term pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world. New Perimeter supports access to justice, social and economic development, sound legal institutions, and women’s advancement. Founded in 2005 as a result of our firm’s commitment to support legal advancement worldwide, New Perimeter’s vision is to harness the skills and talents of DLA Piper lawyers to further a more just world for all.

Diversity and Inclusion

At DLA Piper, diversity, inclusion and equality are a part of how we live our values. We are one of the world’s largest law firms, with lawyers and staff in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our people reflect the diversity of our clients and the many communities and markets where we work.

With offices worldwide, our efforts to understand, value and incorporate differences are woven into our culture. We are on a journey and, like most law firms, we still have some distance to travel. But with strategic approaches within our geographic regions, we’re making great progress. Visit our diversity and inclusion pages to learn more.

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