The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Sergio Alvarez-Mena has joined the Firm as a partner in its Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice. An attorney for more than 30 years, Alvarez-Mena will serve clients in Florida and Latin America primarily from Jones Day’s Miami Office.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Alvarez-Mena was a director in the Legal & Compliance Department at Credit Suisse Securities. Responsible for the company’s cross-border business, including the Latin American, European, and Asian markets, he focused on compliance matters relating to “Know Your Customer” regulations, with attention to money laundering, corruption, and similar illegal activities.
"Sergio’s extensive experience with financial institutions and his knowledge of their compliance concerns will provide our clients with a valuable perspective,” said Pedro A. Jimenez, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Miami Office. “With more than 15 years’ experience in the financial services sector, he is one of the region’s most respected compliance attorneys. We are very pleased that he is joining Jones Day.”
Prior to joining Credit Suisse Alvarez-Mena was an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. He was formerly lead counsel for the Private Wealth Management division, as well as lead counsel for all U.S. based cross-border business including the Latin American division, and its New York, Geneva, Miami, and Sao Paulo offices. Alvarez-Mena also served as Head of the International Private Client Group and was in management from 2010-2013. Before joining Morgan Stanley he served as lead counsel to Merrill Lynch International Latin America Private Client division and Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust (Cayman).
"As our clients continue to look to us for guidance amid the uncertainties they encounter with the constantly changing regulations impacting banking institutions, Sergio’s understanding of compliance matters will be a valuable asset,” said Jay Tambe, who co-leads Jones Day's Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice. “He will provide great counsel and insight to our clients in Miami and throughout Latin America.”
Jones Day is a global law firm with 44 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.