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Expert Witness No. 441

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Education

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Cambridge, Massachusetts
J.D. Graduation Honors: cum laude

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C.
B.S.F.S., International Economics Major
Graduation Honors: magna cum laude
Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Legal Positions

A Law Firm, San Antonio, Texas
Partner, January 2008 to the present

DAVIS, CEDILLO & MENDOZA, INC., San Antonio, Texas
Partner, January 2003 to December 2007
Of Counsel, June 2001 to December 2002
Senior Litigation Associate, June 1992 to July 1993

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER, Los Angeles, California
August 1990 to June 1992
Corporate Litigation Associate

SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY LAW CENTER, San Antonio, Texas
August 1988 to May 1990
Co-Founder, Co-Director and Staff Attorney

Professional Recognition

Rated "AV Preeminent 5.0" by Martindale-Hubbell

Texas Super Lawyer for 2008, 2009 and 2010
Top 5% of practicing Texas attorneys as selected by peers, A MAGAZINE

2008 and 2009 San Antonio’s Best Lawyers
Top "Business Litigation" and "Labor/Employment" attorneys as selected by peers,
A MAGAZINE

Master of the Bench, William S. Sessions American Inn of Court, San Antonio, Texas

Member, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (since 2006)

Academic Positions

ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, San Antonio, Texas
Adjunct Professor of Law, Fall 2008 & Fall 2009
International Commercial Arbitration Seminar

ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, San Antonio, Texas
Full Professor of Law with tenure, June 1997 to May 2003
Associate Professor of Law, August 1993 to May 1997

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – DAVIS, Davis, California
August 1997 to May 1998
Visiting Professor of Law

BAYLOR LAW SCHOOL, Study Abroad Program in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Summer 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000
Visiting Professor, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara

Official Appointments

Appointed by Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. Trade Representative, to the Roster of Eligible Binational Panelists under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (April 1998 – March 2003)

Publication

Available upon request.

Publication Honors

Nominee, Outstanding Law Review Article – 1997, Texas Bar Foundation

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Texas (since 1988)
State Bar of California (since 1990)
Member, American Bar Association (1993-2008)
Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit (since 2003)
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Fellow, San Antonio Bar Foundation
Co-Chair, Subcommittee on NAFTA, American Bar Association (1997 – 2001)
Chair, Section on North American Cooperation, AALS (2001)
Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys (2000-2001)
Chief Coodinator, ABA Conference on "Practicing Law in the Era of NAFTA: Mastering
the New Global Marketplace," San Antonio, Texas (March 18-19, 1999)

Lectures and Presentations

Available upon request.

Law School Administrative Duties

Associate Dean for Administration (1999-2001)
Director of Foreign Program Development (1998-2001)
Member, University Task Force on Distance Learning (1999-2000)
Member, University Comptroller Search Committee (1999-2000)

Academic Interests

International Commercial Arbitration
Comparative Law: U.S., Canada and Mexico
International Trade: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Federal Civil Procedure
Federal Courts
Complex Litigation
Texas Civil Procedure – Pretrial Practice
Texas Civil Procedure – Trial and Appellate Practice
Constitutional Law – The First Amendment
Legal History – Common Law and Civil Law
Texas Legal History

Courses Originated and Developed

NAFTA Virtual Reality Seminar 2000 (Spring 2000)
International Trade Dispute Resolution (Fall 1997)
North American Legal Systems (Spring 1995, Spring 1996, Spring 1997)
Seminar on the North American Free Trade Agreement (Spring 1994, Fall 1995)
Seminar on the First Amendment Reporter’s Privilege (Spring 1994, Spring 1995)


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