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J. Alberto Gonzalez-Pita (Alberto Gonzalez-Pita)

J. Alberto Gonzalez-Pita, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1977, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1977, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1977, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981.

Background

  • Gonzalez-Pita, J. Alberto was born on August 20, 1954 in Havana, Cuba. Came to the United States, 1960. Son of Benigno Jesus and Maria Modesta (Diaz) G.P.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Miami-Dade Community College, 1973. Bachelor, University Miami, 1974. Juris Doctor, Boston University, 1977.

    Career

    • Associate Walton, Lantaff, Schroeder & Carson, Miami, Florida, 1977-1980, Patton & Kanner, Miami, 1980-1982, partner, 1982-1986, managing partner, 1986-1989. Partner McDermott, Will & Emery, 1989-1991, White & Case, Miami, 1991-1999. Vice president group counsel, International BellSouth Corp, 1999—2001.

      Vice president International Legal, Regulatory and External Affairs BellSouth Corporation, 2001—2004. Executive vice president, general counsel Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, Arkansas, 2004—2008. Senior vice president, general counsel, secretary Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Las Vegas, since 2008.

      Chair Worldwide Privatization Practice Group. Co-chair Latin American Practice Group.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1977, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1977, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1977, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member Academy for Community Education, Miami, 1980-1990. Board directors Institute Innovative Intervention, Miami, 1980-1990. Trustee St. Thomas University, Miami, 1991-1996.

    Member American Bar Association, International Bar Association (co-chair corporation council committee 2002-2004), Inter-American Bar Association, Cuban-American Bar Association, Maritime Law Association United States.

    Connections

    • Married Suzanne J. Martin, April 7, 1984. Children: Roberto Martin, Antonio Martin.
    • father: Benigno Jesus G.P.
    • mother: Maria Modesta (Diaz) G.P.
    • spouse: Suzanne J. Martin
    • children: Roberto Martin Gonzalez-Pita
    • Antonio Martin Gonzalez-Pita
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    Born August 20, 1954
    (age 63)
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