Baldemar Gonzalez joined Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement group in 2019. As an associate, he represents clients in commercial, government enforcement, and anti-corruption due diligence matters. Baldemar also maintains an active pro bono practice. During law school, Baldemar served as a managing editor of the Columbia Law Review and was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He was also a research assistant to Professor Alexandra Carter to support the publishing of a negotiation textbook. Baldemar interned at the Department of Justice, where he evaluated claims and drafted settlement recommendations in suits filed against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Baldemar has experience mediating disputes in New York City courts and has delivered conflict-resolution workshops to diplomats at the United Nations.
- 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)
- JD, Columbia Law School, 2019
- BA (Criminal Justice), Gannon University, 2014