Attorney at Law, specialized in criminal litigation, preventive counseling, compliance regarding criminal liabilities and amparo trials in criminal matters.
Graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City in 2005.
In 1999 did an internship with Lic. Carlos A. Yfarraguerri y Villarreal, Public Notary number 28 of Mexico City. In 2000 did an internship in the Vera, Burguete y Celis, firm that specializes in environmental and administrative law. In 2001 he initiated his practice of criminal litigation at “CARDENAS-AMERENA”. In 2002 did an internship and then became Associate at the Firm “NASSAR DAW y ASOCIADOS”, and later Leading Associate of the Litigation Group at “NASSAR NASSAR Y ASOCIADOS”. Senior Partner and cofounder of the firm ZAPATA|VELASCO|GOMEZ MONT Abogados S.C. since December 2010.
Completed a Criminal Law Specialization Degree in the Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City; a Degree in “Mexico´s New Criminal Justice System” at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM); and a Degree in the “New Constitutional Human Rights and Amparo System” at the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City.
Completed the first Latin American Congress in Accusatorial System in Miami, Florida. Also has taught at the Escuela Libre de Derecho in the specialization postgraduate course in “Criminal Law Practice”. Completed the postgraduate course “Update of the General Crimes Theory International Course” imparted by the Criminal Politics and Science Study Center (Centro de Estudios de Política Criminal y Ciencias Penales, A.C.), the Law Department of the University of Buenos Aires and the Criminal Law Center of Paraguay; as well as the seminary “Criminal and tax impact of Simulated Operations” at the Universidad Latina; the seminary “Constitutional and Legal Reforms in Amparo and Human Rights” at the Mexican Bar Association; the postgraduate course “Compliance and Money Laundering” at the Mexican Bar Association; the postgraduate course “Tax evasion and Criminal Law” at the Mexican Bar Association, and the course ER22.1x: Justice at Harvard University. Speaker at the Conference “The Tax and Criminal Reforms Against Fake Invoices and Entities” at the Mexican Senate; and at the Atenea Law Institute with the conference “Litigation Strategies in Tax Crimes and Felonies”.
Member of the Mexican Bar Association since October 2007. Speaks English as a Second Language.