A dual Venezuelan-U.S. attorney, Daniel Vielleville graduated from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas in 1994. Following a masters degree in law at the University of Georgia, he practiced law in Caracas with a prestigious international law firm for several years, and was a professor of law at Universidad Central de Venezuela. He gained a J.D. from University of Miami School of Law and was admitted to practice law in New York and Florida in 2003 and 2004, respectively.
Daniel has significant experience in international arbitration and transnational litigation, including investor-state and commercial arbitration, complex jurisdictional disputes concerning common law as well as civil law systems, dispute resolution methodologies and procedures, sovereign immunity issues, act of state disputes, asset tracing, and cross-border interim relief. He has represented a number of sovereign governments together with geopolitical subdivisions and state instrumentalities.
His more notable representations include U.S. counsel on behalf of the Republic of Chile in the case against former Chilean President Augusto Pinochet. Daniel also served as US counsel for the Republic of Chile, Corporación de Fomento de la Producción (CORFO), and in a landmark 2003 case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. He has also represented numerous corporations in arbitration proceedings before ICSID, ICC, ICDR, and AAA.
Daniel was also a Professor of Law at Universidad Central of Venezuela, where he lectured on Law of the Sea and Maritime Law. He is a member of several professional organizations and an analyst at the Gertrude Ryan Law Observatory.
In 2007, Daniel was listed among the Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine. He has published and lectured on several topics of international arbitration and litigation. Daniel's working languages are English and Spanish. He is also conversant in French and Portuguese.