October 26, 2007
Roberto Grané (LL.M. ’00) Named Partner at International Law Firm
Making his mark on the world, Roberto Grané (LL.M. ’00) was recently named partner of Baker & McKenzie’s Buenos Aires branch. After getting his degree in American Law from BU Law, he landed a position in the international law firm that has “been building an infrastructure for seamless global service for more than half a century,” according to the Baker & McKenzie Web site.
At his firm, Grané has several focuses, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Information Technology and Communications and General Commercial law.
Grané said he “felt very happy about this accomplishment and thrilled about the new challenges that lay ahead” with his new promotion. Along with the extremely hard work that earned him his latest position, he said the training he received at BU Law also helped in his career.
“At Baker & McKenzie, we interact daily with clients from very different jurisdictions. Having the local legal education plus the international perspective that BU Law gave me has made a great difference in my personal and professional development,” said Grané. “My education at BU gave me great personal and professional experience; I treasure my year at BU as one of the happiest in my life. The American approach to law and transactions that I learned at BU is unique, always looking for the rationale behind transactions so as to truly understand them and be able to provide adequate legal counsel.”
Along with gaining even more experience in his specialty of law by continuing to provide for his clients and community, Grané said that he also planned to continue his career as a professor at Buenos Aires University and to finish his doctoral studies at Austral University in Buenos Aires.
The American Law Program at BU Law draws students from all over the world and prepares alumni like Grané for prestigious positions worldwide. “The American Law Program provides a solid foundation for foreign-trained lawyers who aspire to work for large international firms, particularly U.S.-based firms like Baker. The students get first-hand exposure to many of the issues that clients face in their transnational business activities,” said John Riccardi, the assistant dean for Graduate International Programs at BU Law.