Lorena Guzmán-Díaz

Associate

Based in New York, Lorena Guzmán-Díaz is an associate in the firm’s Litigation group. She advises both sovereign states and private-sector entities on a wide range of commercial litigation matters.

Ms. Guzmán-Díaz has experience with complex commercial disputes, including debtor-creditor litigation, and international arbitration, particularly with respect to treaty interpretation and the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards in U.S. courts. While her practice focuses primarily on the nuances of international litigation and arbitration, Ms. Guzmán-Díaz has also advised clients on matters relating to compliance with the U.S. economic sanctions regimes administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Prior to joining Curtis, Ms. Guzmán-Díaz served as a law clerk to the Honorable C. Darnell Jones, II of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Before graduating from American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) in 2019, she served as Articles Editor of both the American University Law Review and the Arbitration Brief. She also interned at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and participated in AUWCL’s Criminal Justice Clinic.

Ms. Guzmán-Díaz is a native of Puerto Rico, where she developed a lifelong appreciation of art, music, and culture. She is fluent in both Spanish and English, and she has intermediate conversational skills in French.

Publications

Lorena Guzmán-Díaz, Note, To Domestic Courts Worldwide: Here Is Why You Can Disregard the August 2018 Partial Award from The Hague, Netherlands in the Chevron-Ecuador Litigation, 2(1) ITA in Review 54, 54-78 (2020)

Education

American University Washington College of Law, J.D., American University Law Review, Articles Editor, Arbitration Brief, Articles Editor

Boston College, B.A./M.A. in Philosophy

Admitted to Practice

New York

Languages

English

Spanish

French

Membership

ArbitralWomen

American Society of International Law

Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)

Hispanic National Bar Association

Awards

Exceptional Pro Bono Service Honors, presented by American University Washington College of Law, Office of Public Interest (April 2019)

Recipient of June L. Green Endowed Scholarship, presented by American University Washington College of Law (December 2017)

Based in New York, Lorena Guzmán-Díaz is an associate in the firm’s Litigation group. She advises both sovereign states and private-sector entities on a wide range of commercial litigation matters.