Greenberg Traurig has absorbed a team of lawyers from a litigation boutique in Mexico City as it looks to grow its litigation practice in strategic locations around the world.
Shareholder Alejandro Ostos Fulda joins along with three associates—Juan Carlos Soto, Mauricio Rueda and Erick Peregrina—and law clerk Francisco Mañón. They all make the move from Bufete Ostos, a family-run litigation firm founded in 1918.
Bufete Ostos will continue to operate under the leadership of Ostos’ father, Alejandro Ostos de la Garza, whose firm has entered into a non-exclusive alliance with Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico office to collaborate on select matters.
“We welcome Alejandro as a stellar addition to the Greenberg Traurig team,” Lori Cohen and Jeff Scott, co-chairs of Greenberg Traurig’s litigation practice, said in a statement. “His knowledge and experience in litigation will be of value to many firm clients around the world.”
The additions come on the heels of litigation hires by Greenberg Traurig in the U.S., London and Milan over the past year aimed at meeting client demand. Greenberg Traurig’s global litigation practice consists of more than 600 attorneys.
In Mexico, where the firm employs more than 60 attorneys, Greenberg Traurig boasts an administrative litigation team led by Joselino Morales López.
Ostos Fulda focuses his practice on civil, commercial litigation and constitutional litigation covering a broad array of matters that include bankruptcy, infrastructure, energy, real estate and intellectual property.
“Adding a team of experienced civil and commercial litigation attorneys, led by Alejandro, who is well known in Mexico’s legal community, is the natural progression in the expansion of our existing administrative litigation team,” said José Raz Guzmán, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office and co-chair of the firm’s Latin America practice.
In addition to practicing, Ostos teaches at two Mexico City universities: Escuela Libre de Derecho and Universidad Panamericana. He teaches constitutional law and intellectual property and also runs a case law workshop that analyzes novel interpretations of civil and commercial statutes.