Ana Maria Barton is a member of the firm’s international commercial litigation and arbitration teams. She represents and advises clients in a range of cross-border commercial and fraud disputes brought in state and federal courts, including issues of jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, and enforcement of challenged arbitration clauses.
A Cuban-American and Miami native, Ana María speaks fluent Spanish. She is licensed to practice law in both common law and civil code jurisdictions. Out of law school, Ana María clerked at the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico after obtaining the third-highest score on the Puerto Rico bar exam.
Ana María’s professional experience, coupled with her appreciation of the cultural differences in the practice of law abroad, brings a unique set of skills to the table when it comes to effectively representing Reed Smith’s clients in domestic and international disputes.
Ana María serves as the RED team ambassador for the firm’s Miami office and has experience overseeing teams of attorneys during the often daunting e-discovery phase of litigation.
- Florida State University College of Law, 2010, J.D., Moot Court; First Place Overall at The George Washington University Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition; Articles and Notes Editor, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy
- Duke University, 2007, B.A.
Professional Admissions & Qualifications :
- The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Court Admissions :
- U.S. District Court – District of Puerto Rico
- U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida
Professional Affiliations : Executive Counsil Member and Co-Chair of the iLaw: Global Forum on International Law, Florida Bar’s Section of International Law
- Honorable Roberto Feliberti Cintrón, Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
- Honorable James R. Wolf, Florida First District Court of Appeal
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