Baldemar Gonzalez joined Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement group in 2019. As an associate, he focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, governmental and internal investigations, and related civil litigation. His experience includes representing companies in matters involving the False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, government enforcement actions, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. Baldemar also maintains an active pro bono practice that includes representing asylum seekers. During law school, Baldemar served as a managing editor of the Columbia Law Review and was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Baldemar has experience mediating disputes in New York City courts.
- Performs internal investigations for global companies and their subsidiaries involving allegations of bribery and violations of company policy in Latin America.
- Conducted internal investigations of major multinational pharmaceutical company operations in Colombia, Argentina, and Mexico in connection with whistleblower allegations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations and related compliance policies.
Anti-Corruption & International Risks Compliance and Diligence
- Conducts pre- and post-acquisition anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and sanctions due diligence for large financial services and private equity clients.
- Performs proactive FCPA risk assessments for major multinational companies’ global operations.
- Conducts due diligence media investigations of target companies in high-risk markets.
- Author, Note, When Tort Falls Short: Crisis, Malpractice Liability, and Women’s Healthcare Access, 119 Colum. L. Rev. 1099 (2019)
- Speaker, “Conflict Resolution for a Sustainable World,” Youth Assembly at the United Nations (February 16, 2018)
- JD, Columbia Law School, 2019
- BA (Criminal Justice), Gannon University, 2014
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2020