The Legal 500 once again has highlighted the accomplishments of a Reed Smith practice group and several Reed Smith lawyers for their work in Latin America.

The rankings highlight practice area teams that “provide the most cutting-edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.”

Miami partner José Astigarraga was named a Leading Lawyer for his international arbitration work, repeating last year’s top ranking.

Legal 500 praised Astigarraga as “always prepared to provide the necessary legal support [to his clients] and in absolute control on the subject matter,” alluding to his “extraordinary performance at arbitration hearings.” He joined Reed Smith in April 2017.

The firm earned a Tier 3 recommendation (out of 5) in the International Arbitration practice area, which maintains last year’s ranking.