Juan P Morillo is co-chair of Quinn Emanuel’s white-collar and corporate investigations practice in Washington, DC. Mr Morillo’s practice focuses on criminal defence, civil litigation, and international arbitration for major financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, large international companies, international professional services firms and senior executives, as well as matters on behalf of foreign governments. Mr Morillo assists clients with complex, multi-jurisdictional problems, acting as counsel in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations while also representing these clients in parallel proceedings in other fora. In addition to representing clients before arbitral tribunals, Mr Morillo represents clients in federal, state and congressional investigations and advises clients with respect to international extradition matters as well as internal investigations and audits involving alleged bribery, fraud, money laundering, and other corporate misconduct.
Mr Morillo further assists clients in developing and implementing crisis management and public relations strategies. He has served as the spokesperson for clients in high-profile matters and has appeared on CNBC, CNN, Fox, NPR and Univision and been quoted in Bloomberg, Business Week, Forbes, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, among other publications.
The National Law Journal has selected Mr Morillo as a ‘trailblazer’ in recognition of his ‘precedent-setting’ cross-border experience and victories, and The American Lawyer has twice selected him as one of the finalists for its Transatlantic Legal Awards in recognition of his US–European practice. Similarly, Latino Leaders Magazine named Mr Morillo one of the ‘25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers’ in the United State and Latinvex named him one of the top-five attorneys in the world for white-collar cases involving Latin America. The Financial Times awarded Mr Morillo an ‘innovative lawyer’ award in recognition of his ‘landmark’ representation of Brazil in the prosecution of senior tax officials for corruption.