César Mejía-Dueñas is originally from Honduras where he’s a licensed attorney. He was general counsel for Mercedes Benz, and for a corporate group with investments in the sectors of telecommunications, energy, farming, and transportation. His duties included representing the corporate group and related companies in trials and compliance matters and oversight outside counsel. Upon moving to the United States, he worked in New York for firms specialized in Immigration, Family, and Criminal law. His duties included interviewing clients, preparing immigration forms, drafting and filing motions and pleadings.
He was selected for an internship with Squire Patton Boggs, where he assisted in the International Dispute Resolution department, with research in comparative law; arbitrability and enforcement of awards under New York Convention; and presentation of evidence under the IBA rules on taking of evidence.
He obtained his law degree from the Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras (U.T.H.), cum laude. Where he participated in extensive practical training, focusing on civil procedure and litigation. He obtained his LL.M. from Brooklyn Law School, where he participated in international moot court “Moot Madrid”. He is currently a J.D. / LL.M. in International Arbitration at the University of Miami, where he is a research assistant for the Vis Moot team.
On a personal note:
•Cesar is a classical piano player and a bass-baritone who has signed with the Philharmonic Choral Association of Honduras in operas and choral works.