Ms. Spector-Naranjo’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, complex international disputes, and financial fraud.
Ms. Spector-Naranjo represents U.S. and foreign clients involved in a wide range of domestic and cross-border disputes, which typically involve litigation in multiple fora arising out of financial fraud and sophisticated financial products. Recent matters that she has litigated include fraud and related claims brought by a prominent Latin American family targeted in a massive Ponzi scheme, fraud actions brought by foreign institutional investors against prominent banks arising out of losses in connection with collateralized debt obligations and other subprime mortgage products, and a global litigation brought by a Middle Eastern client stemming from a complex financial services fraud.
Ms. Spector-Naranjo also has extensive experience representing clients pursuing whistleblower complaints to the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding securities law violations by multi-national companies, representing individuals and companies in connection with U.S. regulatory agency investigations, assisting clients to obtain U.S. discovery in aid of foreign proceedings, representing clients in connection with the U.S. enforcement of foreign money judgments, and advising clients regarding disputes over insurance coverage involving environmental, health hazard, and other matters.
Ms. Spector-Naranjo also advises clients on compliance with U.S. laws, including U.S. export controls, sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the USA Patriot Act, and laws regulating lenders.
Ms. Spector-Naranjo earned her J.D. and B.A. degrees, both cum laude, from Georgetown University.
- American Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- New York Bar Association
- Law Clerk, Ayuda Clínica Legal
Publications & Events
- Research Handbook on International Financial Crimes, Chapter 57: Civil Enforcement in the United States Securities and Banking IndustriesNovember 2015
- Briefing: Recent Decisions Point Toward a Restriction on U.S. Discovery in Aid of Foreign Arbitration ProceedingsJune 22, 2015
- Key U.S. Appellate Court Clarifies Timing of "Center of Main Interests" Analysis for Foreign Insolvency ProceedingsFall 2013
- April 23, 2013
- Fall 2012
- April 27, 2010
In the News
- Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss Files Amended Lawsuit Against Trust Services Company Amicorp Alleging They Are Involved in a Multi-Million-Dollar Real Estate Investment Ponzi Scheme Fraud in South Florida
An amended complaint filed in Miami-Dade County alleges that Amicorp, an international trust services company, actively participated in a multi-million-dollar real estate fraud which victimized many Latin American families.www.businesswire.com, July 3, 2019
- Press Release: Woodsford Litigation Funding to provide international litigation boutique Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC with innovative $20m global portfolio financing facility
Woodsford Litigation Funding, one of the leading global third party funders, has announced a funding facility agreement with Lewis Baach which ensures the firm can offer clients an expedited, one-stop arrangement for the financing of high value litigation and arbitration.August 16, 2017
- Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
- Georgetown University (B.A., cum laude, 2002)
- District of Columbia
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit