Carlos F. Gonzalez is a trial and appellate lawyer with a broad civil and criminal practice. Mr. Gonzalez has appeared before state and federal courts across the United States, as well as arbitral tribunals in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.
Carlos has represented individual and corporate clients, including senior corporate officers and directors, in high-stakes and complex litigation matters. Many of Carlos’ civil matters involve the prosecution or defense of cases involving violations of the civil RICO law as well as allegations of fraud, improper asset transfers, breach of contract, business torts (including slander, libel, and defamation) and partnership disputes.
As part of his civil practice, Carlos frequently represents clients in cross-border disputes. He has significant international experience working with clients throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and other global markets. Mr. Gonzalez devotes a substantial portion of his international practice to the prosecution of lawsuits under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which allows private individuals to bring actions against foreign nations. Carlos has litigated cases against a variety of foreign states and state-owned enterprises in matters arising from commercial disputes to the expropriation of private property. Additionally, Carlos often assists clients with the coordination of multi-jurisdictional or cross-border disputes and has led international teams of lawyers investigating legal claims outside of the United States.
In addition to his civil practice, Carlos is an experienced criminal defense attorney. He regularly represents individual clients in a variety of white collar criminal matters, typically involving financial crimes, including securities, healthcare, bank, and wire fraud, as well as allegations of money laundering. Carlos has also represented foreign and domestic clients involved in internal investigations as well as those led by various state and federal law enforcement agencies. Additionally, Carlos represents clients in de-listing proceedings before the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC).