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Former Mexican Ambassador Joins White & Case, ViaNovo

Posted Jun 24, 2009 7:04 AM CDT
By Molly McDonough

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In a move that Tony Garza hopes will position him to best advise clients as they navigate Latin American legal and cultural waters, the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico has joined White & Case as counsel and become a partner in ViaNovo.

At ViaNovo, a management and communications consulting firm with offices in the U.S. and Mexico, Garza will chair ViaNovo Ventures, which specifically advises clients on business development, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

At White & Case, Garza will be counsel in the firm's Mexico City office, according to the Dallas Morning News' Trailblazers blog.

Garza expects his work for both White & Case and ViaNovo will allow him to create a "comprehensive multidimensional, multijurisdictional strategy and counsel" for clients here and across the border.

"Too often I’ve seen companies in the U.S. or Latin America move across borders without the necessary combination of aggressive legal representation, cultural know-how and communications strategy that is vital for long-term success," Garza said in a news release about the dual career move.

Garza, a former chair of the Texas Railroad Commission, served as ambassador from 2002 through January 2009.

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