Leopoldo has extensive experience in the investigation and litigation of criminal and human rights cases, obtained through his work in the most important civil society organizations in the country and International Cooperation Organizations such as UNDP, AID (PAVI Project) and Latin American Development Corporation (CDL, Quito Ecuador), General Prosecutorâ??s Office (MP), Human Rights Ombudsman (PDH), Presidential Human Rights Commission (COPREDEH), Attorney-Generalâ??s Office (PGN), and Inter
Attorney at Law and Notary Public graduated from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala Law School, 1996.
Masterâ??s degree in Constitutional Law, October 2004. Universidad Andina SimÃ³n BolÃvar, Quito, Ecuador.
Specialized course on intelligence and counterintelligence, FundaciÃ³n San Marcos and Consultora Goberna Analytics, Lima Peru, July 2020.
Advanced Program in Corporate Compliance, April to August 2019. Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Spain.
Multidisciplinary Diploma, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, March 23, 2010.
Diploma in Strategic Litigation in criminal cases, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, March 23, 2011.
national Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG).
In the General Prosecutorâ??s Office, between 1994 and 2001, he developed his prosecutorial career, performing in various positions that allowed him to know the institutional functioning and gain experience in handling the investigation, preparation of the prosecution and litigation of cases in criminal courts.
Between 2005 and 2016, his experience in the litigation area led him to participate in multiple cases handled by PDH, COPREDEH and various civil society organizations.
Between 2013 and 2016, he participated as trial lawyer in criminal proceedings, assisting plaintiffs in cases of Violence against Women and Femicide for the Guatemalan Women's Group (GGM).
In 2014, under the auspices of UNDP, he developed advisory activities in the construction of cases for the Human Rights Prosecutor's Office.
In 2017, he participated as Lawyer and Agent of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), supported investigation and litigation processes of that entity within the scope of his mandate. In this role, he participated in criminal hearings in its different instances and public hearings in the Constitutional Court.
Guatemalan Bar Association
White-Collar Crimes and Frauds
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