Daniela Fonseca Puggina: Handling commercial litigation crossing national lines
Daniela Fonseca Puggina was 19 when she took a break from law studies in Brazil and came to study English in Florida. After deciding to stay another year for language classes, she applied to law school in Fort Lauderdale. Ms. Fonseca Puggina initially intended to return home and practice there but got a job here and, within time, knew this was going to be her home.
Today, she is a partner at Baker & McKenzie, practicing general commercial litigation for global companies or individuals doing business in the US. Working with a team, a lot of her cases involve different jurisdictions, which are like puzzles Ms. Fonseca Puggina finds challenging. She says it’s very satisfactory when she and colleagues resolve the matter, either through agreement or getting to trial.
Before joining Baker & McKenzie, Ms. Fonseca Puggina interviewed some of its lawyers and liked the congenial environment. Additionally, she appreciates the diversity program, with a lot of women in leadership and serving as partners.
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