Gonzalo Zeballos is a seasoned international litigator whose experience spans five continents and more than 30 jurisdictions worldwide. As comfortable in the U.S. courts as in a foreign arbitral proceeding, Gonzalo’s practice includes general commercial litigation, international arbitration (ad hoc and major arbitration fora), international antitrust, multinational civil and criminal regulatory investigations, internal investigations, alien tort claims act, foreign securities litigation and international data privacy. He has represented domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries, including insurance, media, telecommunications, manufacturing, oil and gas and financial services. In addition, Gonzalo has been an active supporter of pro bono efforts on behalf of political asylum applicants and has represented asylum applicants hailing from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Since 2009, Gonzalo has been a lead attorney on the BakerHostetler team that serves as Counsel to the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, working on the global investigation of the Madoff Ponzi scheme—the largest financial fraud in history—and related litigations seeking recoveries for the BLMIS Customer Fund. For this engagement, he is responsible for overall coordination and oversight of the international investigations and legal proceedings occurring in multiple jurisdictions worldwide.
Gonzalo leads the firm’s international data privacy team and recently oversaw the publication of BakerHostetler’s International Compendium of Data Privacy Laws. In connection with the firm’s data privacy practice, Gonzalo has advised clients on multinational data breaches involving several jurisdictions around the world.
Prior to joining the firm, Gonzalo was an in-house lawyer at American International Group, Inc., where he was responsible for managing international litigation and arbitration for the parent company and its subsidiaries, as well as coordinating global e-discovery policies. Gonzalo also worked for several years in the New York and London offices of major U.K. and U.S. law firms.
In 2012, Gonzalo was appointed a member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division First Judicial Department.
Gonzalo is a native speaker of both English and Spanish and is competent in Portuguese.
2/26/2013 - International Compendium of Data Privacy Laws
11/30/2012 - Zeballos Presents Strategies to Overcome Common Cross Border Enforcement Challenges at C5 Conference
9/24/2012 - What is the LIBOR Scandal?