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Francisco is Co-Practice Leader of Reed Smith’s International Arbitration Group and Global Co-Chair of the firm's Latin America Business Team. He advises clients around the world on complex commercial, commodities, construction, energy, mining, oil and gas, and joint venture disputes, with a particular focus on Latin America.

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected by Houston Business Journal as one of the "40 Under 40", 2017
  • Selected by Latinvex as one of Top 100 Foreign Attorneys in Latin America, 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • Selected to Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics for Business Litigation, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Selected by Texas Lawyer as one of twenty “2016 Lawyers on the Rise”
  • Selected by Latino Leaders magazine as a Top Latino Lawyer 2016
  • Listed on “Up-and-Coming 100” identifying lawyers who ranked at the top of the list in the 2017 Rising Stars nomination process
  • Selected as one of "Houston's Top Attorneys" by H Magazine
  • Named as one of H Texas Magazine's "Professionals on the Fast Track 2009," January 2009


  • Columbia Law School, 2003, J.D., Managing Editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review; Spanish JLM; President Latino Law Student Association
  • Rice University, 2000, B.A., cum laude

  • Texas

  • International Law Section (ILS) of the State Bar of Texas, Council Member
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, CPR Arbitration Committee
  • Leadership Houston Class XXX
  • State Bar of Texas (Litigation Section)
  • Houston Bar Association (Litigation and International Law Sections)
  • Houston International Arbitration Club (HIAC)
  • Hispanic Lawyers Network of Houston
  • Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Pro Bono Attorneys Committee

  • English
  • Spanish