MIAMI, FLA – Fowler White Burnett is pleased to announce that Kristin Drecktrah Paz has joined the firm’s Miami office as an associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Drecktrah Paz is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese and has represented Latin American individuals, companies and sovereign states in U.S. litigation, international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. In addition, she has a wide range of litigation experience including complex business disputes, confirmation and annulment of arbitral awards, asset recovery, commercial real estate, professional liability and insurance coverage.
“Kristin comes to us with significant experience in the courtroom and in counseling international clients,” said managing shareholder Christopher E. Knight. "We are excited to welcome her to the firm and look forward to the many valuable contributions she will bring to us, our clients and the community.”
Drecktrah Paz received her undergraduate degree in Spanish and Portuguese Studies from the University of Minnesota. After receiving her Bachelors of Arts, she spent nearly four years in Mexico teaching English to university students and working as a freelance translator while completing her Master in Translation and Interpretation from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. She received her Juris Doctor from Florida International University College of Law where she served as a Comments Editor on the FIU Law Review. During law school, Drecktrah Paz completed international law coursework in Rome and Barcelona in both English and Spanish and interned with boutique international law firms in Madrid and Miami.