Michael Diaz is a highly accomplished attorney with over 33 years of experience in international litigation and arbitration. As a Florida Bar Board Certified lawyer, Diaz has garnered extensive recognition for his work in advising clients, trying cases, and negotiating resolutions to complex civil, arbitral, and criminal disputes. Diaz is also a multilingual litigator, trial lawyer, and arbitral advocate who can converse fluently in several languages.
Diaz's reputation precedes him, having handled numerous well-publicized litigation and arbitration cases, cases of alleged money laundering, and public corruption in the United States, Latin America, and the Middle East. He has a proven track record of suing and bringing corrupt public officials to justice.
Diaz is known for his sophisticated asset tracing techniques, which have resulted in millions of dollars in recoveries for U.S. receivers, financial institutions, and individual fraud victims. His specialties include visa recovery efforts, FCPA, and OFAC violations, and Specially Designated Nationals classifications.
Diaz is the Global Managing Partner at Diaz Reus & Targ LLP, where he continues to counsel on preventative arbitration and litigation strategies, conducts parallel investigations in complex, high-stakes regulatory, investigative and compliance matters, and handles international asset recovery and white-collar crimes.
As a former Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, Diaz is well equipped to handle criminal cases both in the United States and beyond.