Ms. Spector-Naranjo is an experienced and effective advocate with a diverse litigation practice that includes commercial litigation, complex international disputes, and financial fraud in federal and state trial court and appellate proceedings.
Recently lauded by the former Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida for her “persuasive and eloquent” presentation on behalf of her clients, Ms. Spector-Naranjo has over 15 years of experience advising and advocating for U.S. and foreign clients involved in a wide range of domestic and cross-border disputes. Ms. Spector-Naranjo has successfully litigated matters involving allegations of breach of contract, negligence, and fraud, and has helped clients to navigate and understand complex matters of U.S. criminal and civil law and procedure.
Ms. Spector-Naranjo also has extensive experience representing individuals and companies in connection with U.S. regulatory agency investigations, obtaining U.S. discovery in aid of foreign proceedings, obtaining licenses for transactions subject to sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Control, and representing clients pursuing whistleblower complaints to the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding securities law violations by multi-national companies.
Ms. Spector-Naranjo also advises clients on compliance with U.S. laws, including U.S. export controls, financial sanctions programs, the USA PATRIOT Act, and laws regulating lenders.
During law school, Ms. Spector-Naranjo advocated for immigrant domestic violence victims as an intern at Ayuda Clínica Legal and for tenants sued in landlord-tenant court through the D.C. Law Students in Court program.
Ms. Spector-Naranjo earned her J.D. and B.A. degrees, both cum laude, from Georgetown University.
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- Spanish (fluent)
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- New York Bar Association
- Representation of prominent Latin American family asserting fraud and related claims for losses sustained in a massive Ponzi scheme.
- Representation of international charitable organizations defending against claims in complex multidistrict litigation.
- Representation in federal bankruptcy court of clients seeking to defeat a bar order sought by foreign liquidators that would enjoin pending tort claims.
- Representation of foreign institutional investors against prominent banks arising out of losses in connection with collateralized debt obligations and other subprime mortgage products.
- Representation of Middle Eastern client in global litigation stemming from a complex financial services fraud.
- Representation of Latin American clients in applications for discovery in aid of foreign litigation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782.
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
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York