Kristin Drecktrah Paz, a partner in Shutts & Bowen’s Miami office, was recently appointed to the International Litigation and Arbitration Certification Committee, with a term beginning on July 1, 2021.
Kristin, who is Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration, also serves on the Executive Council of the International Law Section of The Florida Bar. She will work with her fellow committee members to assist The Florida Bar in the highest level of evaluation of competency and experience of attorneys in the area of international litigation and arbitration.
The nine-member International Litigation and Arbitration Certification Committee works to certify other qualified Florida attorneys whose practices primarily consist of international litigation and/or arbitration. The committee utilizes standards to “identify those lawyers who have the special knowledge, skills, and proficiency, as well as the character, ethics, and reputation for professionalism, to be properly identified to the public as board certified in international litigation and arbitration.” Approved in 2017 by the Supreme Court of Florida, Board Certification in International Litigation and Arbitration has only recently been available through The Florida Bar’s International Law Section, which was the first in the country to create such a certification program.
About Kristin Drecktrah Paz
Kristin Drecktrah Paz is a Partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen, where she is a member of the International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group. Kristin specializes in international and complex dispute resolution, including commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, and international litigation. Her language proficiency in Portuguese and Spanish enables her to work with clients and on matters in those languages. She has counseled private parties in investment arbitration proceedings and Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) litigation involving energy projects and other commercial activities, and she has participated in the defense of sovereign states in investor-state arbitration.