César Mejía-Dueñas, Esq. is an associate attorney at De Varona Law. He holds a J.D. and International Arbitration LL.M. from the University of Miami School of law, an LL.M. for Foreign Trained Lawyers from Brooklyn Law School, and a Licenciatura en Derecho “Cum Laude” from the Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras. He is admitted to practice law in the states of Florida and New York.
Before joining De Varona Law, he worked as an associate attorney at Garcia Pantaleon and Associates, practicing Family and Immigration Law. He successfully represented clients in the Immigration Courts of New York, and New Jersey, and before the Family Courts in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, and Nassau.
During Law School, he interned for Squire Patton Boggs and Reed Smith, working for the International Dispute Resolution Groups researching complex international arbitration issues. He also clerked for EPGD Business Law, a Miami-based law firm where he worked for the litigation department, and regularly prepared blog posts on trending commercial litigation matters.
At the University of Miami, he interned for the Investor Rights Clinic, handling securities arbitrations before FINRA. He was involved in cases dealing with the unsuitability of investments, unauthorized trading, excessive trading, churning, failure to supervise, among other claims. He also prepared complex damages calculations based on marked adjusted damages, net out of pocket losses, and loss avoidance damages. He was also a President of the Miami Law International Arbitration Society, a student organization that promoted the study of international arbitration and established a network between students and arbitration practitioners. Cesar also participated in various International Arbitration Competitions including Moot Madrid, Vis Moot, and the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moot.
In Honduras, Cesar served as the General Counsel for Mercedes Benz, and for corporate groups in the financial, automotive, telecommunications, and energy sectors. He served as lead counsel in over three hundred cases before the Civil Courts, including matters in excess of one million dollars.
On a personal note, Cesar graduated from the National School of Music in Honduras, where he learned to play the Saxophone and Piano. He is also a bass-baritone who sang with the Philharmonic Chorale Association of Honduras in Operas and Choral works.