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The Advisory Board consists of persons who possess valuable experience and expertise in regards to Mexican law and society, or in U.S.-Mexican relations.  The Advisory Board provides advice and support in helping the Center to fulfill its mission.

Mexican advisors (in alphabetical order)

  • Mrs. Cecilia Azar, Partner, DLA Piper, Gallastegui y Lozano, México City
  • Dr. Gabriel Cavazos Villanueva, Senior Advisor, Monarch Global
  • Dra. Josefina Cortés, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), México City
  • Dr. José Ramón Cossío Díaz, Former Justice of the Mexican Supreme Court, and Distinguished Jurist in Residence, University of Houston Law Center
  • Ambassador Arturo Dáger, General Counsel Blue Marine
  • Dr. David Enríquez, Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados and ITAM law school, México City
  • Dr. Héctor Fix Fierro, Director, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México City
  • Ambassador Miguel Ángel González Félix, Despacho Maney & Gonzalez Félix, Houston, TX – Mexico City
  • Mr. Alejandro Landa Thierry, Partner, Holland & Knight, México City
  • Mr. Rogelio López Velarde, Founding partner and energy law expert, López Velarde, Heftye y Soria, México City
  • Mrs. Cristina Massa, Commissioner, Comisión Federal de Competencia, México City
  • Dr. Luis Fernando Pérez Hurtado, Founding Director, Centro de Estudios Sobre la Enseñanza y Aprendizaje de Derecho (CEEAD), Monterrey
  • Dr. Luis Rubio, President, Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, Asociación Civil (CIDAC), México City
  • Dr. Diego Valadés, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México City

U.S. advisors (in alphabetical order)

  • Mr. Boyd G. Carano, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston
  • Mr. Ricardo Colmenter, Director, Entra Consulting LLC, Houston
  • Congressman Henry Cuéllar, U.S. House of Representatives (D -TX, 28th District)
  • Mr. Alberto de la Peña, Partner, Haynes and Boone, Dallas
  • Mr. James A. DeMent, Jr., Partner, Baker Botts, Houston
  • Mr. David Gantz, Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
  • Mr. Lawrence Hanson, LW Hanson and Associates, Houston
  • Mr. Christina Ibrahim, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Weatherford, Houston
  • Mr. Tim Johnson, Partner, Locke Lord LLP, Houston
  • Mr. David Lopez, Partner, Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, San Antonio
  • Mr. William D. Marsh, Of Counsel, Bracewell LLP, Houston
  • Mr. Charles E. Meacham, Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell, Houston
  • Judge Margaret McKeown, United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, San Diego
  • Mr. Glenn L. Pinkerton, Partner, Sidley Austin, Houston
  • Judge Josefina Rendón, Assoc. Judge, City of Houston Municipal Courts
  • Mrs. Doris Rodriguez, Partner, Andrews Kurth, Houston
  • Judge Lee Rosenthal, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston
  • Mr. Carlos Soltero, Partner, McGinnis Lochridge, Austin
  • Mr. Peter K. Taaffe, Of Counsel, The Buzbee Law Firm, Houston
  • Judge Vaughn Walker, United States District Court (retired), Northern District of California, San Francisco
  • Mr. William Wood, Principal, McKool Smith, P.C.