Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Argentina Faculty

Lucas Barreiros
Abogado, UBA; LL.M., Harvard Law School; Fulbright Scholar. Lucas Barreiros is the Coordinator of the Masters Degree in International Human Rights Law at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Coordinator of International Academic Programs at the Facultad de Derecho (UBA) where he also teaches Public International Law and Human Rights at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is also Professor of Public International Law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella’s Masters in International Studies and Professor of International Environmental Law at Universidad de Palermo’s LL.M. in Environmental Law. He has served as a consultant at Guillermo Jorge & Asociados, working on issues involving anti-money laundering and anticorruption for international organizations and local governments, and at Argentina’s Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, where he contributed to the development and implementation of Argentina’s first public policy on access to justice under the auspices of the World Bank.

Fernando Basch
Abogado, UBA; Postgraduate Studies on Constitutional Law, Universidad de Palermo (UP); M.A. in Legal and Political Theory, University College London. Fernando Basch is a partner at Guillermo Jorge & Asociados, a legal and consulting firm based in Buenos Aires which is specialized in governance and transparency in both the public and private sectors. He has served as an official of the General Defender's Office in Argentina, in the Program for the Application of Human Rights Treaties. Previously, he had been the Director of the Justice Reform Program at the Association for Civil Rights (Asociación por los Derechos Civiles, or ADC) in Argentina. He has also served as a legal advisor at the Argentine Congress. Professor Basch teaches Transnational Economic Criminal Law in the MA in Criminal Law at the UP, and in the MA in Business Law at the Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA). He has taught Constitutional Law and Theory of the State at the UP, and Criminal Law and Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights at the UBA. He was awarded the Fulbright Commission Genaro Carrió Award, through which he served as a visiting scholar at Southwestern, and the Chevening Scholarship by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom. He is the author of several articles and book chapters on criminal law, constitutional law, and human rights.

Silvia F. Faerman, (Program Director)

Alejandro D. Fiuza
Abogado, UBA; LL.M., University of Miami; LL.M., University of Chicago. Alejandro Fiuza is a Corporate Partner with Brown Rudnick LLP in their Boston and New York offices. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York and in Argentina. Previously, Professor Fiuza was a partner at the Buenos Aires firm of Marval O'Farrell & Mairal; the Boston and Chicago offices of McDermott, Will and Emery; and a partner with K&L Gates LLP (Boston and New York offices).  His current practice focuses on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, with special emphasis on cross-border work. He has advised multilateral institutions, funds, corporations and individuals. Professor Fiuza has taught at UBA and the Universidad Di Tella School of Law and published articles on bilateral investment treaties and antitrust.

Alberto Föhrig
Abogado, UBA; M.A., Georgetown University; D. Phil., Politics, University of Oxford; B.A., International Relations, University of Belgrano. Alberto Föhrig is Professor of Political Science at the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina. He teaches Political Analysis and Argentine Political Institutions at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Professor Föhrig has received fellowships and awards from the Social Science Research Council; Ford Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; the European Union; the Center for Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford; and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. He has been appointed Chief of Cabinet of Ministerial Advisors of the Argentine Ministry of the Interior and served as senior adviser in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies and the Argentine Senate. His doctoral thesis studies provincial party factions in Argentina and his research interests include the relationships between public security and intra-party politics as well as the analysis of multi-level governance schemes in federal institutional settings. He has been regularly interviewed by Argentine and international media, has published articles in the countries´ main newspapers and participated as a panelist in conferences worldwide.

Guillermo Jorge
Abogado, UBA; LL.M., Harvard University. Guillermo Jorge is Director of the Program on Control of Corruption and Professor of Law at San Andrés University. Since 2003, he has worked as an independent consultant on financial crimes, anti-money laundering and anticorruption for international organizations and several Latin American governments. Previously, he was a partner of Luis Moreno Ocampo’s law firm, where he managed anticorruption programs for private companies and government agencies, as well as white collar crime litigation.  Professor Jorge is Pro-Bono Advisor of Poder Ciudadano (the Argentine Chapter of Transparency International). He was Drapper Hills Fellow at Stanford University and Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy.

Martin Sigal
Abogado, UBA; LL.M., Columbia University, Fulbright Scholar. Martin Sigal is co-founder and co-director of ACIJ, the Civic Association for Equality and Justice, an NGO devoted to the strengthening of institutions and enforcement of constitutional rights. He served as Professor at the LL.M. programs of the Universidad de Palermo and Universidad de San Andres. He has participated as a litigant lawyer in several leading cases in private and public law. Professor Sigal co-authored a book and has written several articles on class actions and collective rights.

Laurence Wiener
J.D., UC Davis.  Laurence Wiener is an active member of the State Bar of California and of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law. He is co-founder of Wiener-Soto-Caparrós, a practice advising companies on acquisitions, lending, funding and repatriation of investments, and risk management.  Upon graduating law school Prof. Wiener joined LeBoeuf, Lamb Leiby & MacRae (now Dewey & LeBoeuf) where he worked on complex litigation matters.  Prof. Wiener has resided in Buenos Aires since 1993. From 1993 to 2001, he worked with Muñoz de Toro & Muñoz de Toro, a boutique law firm specializing in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, eventually becoming a partner and achieving a ground-breaking precedent for U.S. lawyers in Argentina.  Throughout the decade, Professor Wiener advised issuers and underwriters on registered and exempted offerings of Argentine corporate debt, equity and convertible securities. From 2001 to 2010 Prof. Wiener was Of Counsel to Negri & Teijeiro. In the context of Argentina’s default, devaluation, economic collapse –and remarkable recovery– he adapted his experience in two legal systems to benefit foreign investors.