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Washington, District of Columbia, 20008, United States
May 25, 2010

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Marcia Mariana Benavides

**** *********** ***. *.*, Apartment 515

Washington D.C 20008

Phone: Home (202) ***-****

Cell: (713) ***-****


EDUCATION: American University (Washington D.C). 1996

Master of Laws in International Legal Studies (LLM)

Universidad de Lima (Lima- Peru). 1987

Law and Political Science (JD equivalent).

Ranked in the top fifth

LANGUAGES: English (fluent/full working knowledge), Spanish (native)

French (basic knowledge).

BAR ADMISSIONS: New York State Bar

Colegio de Abogados de Lima (Per ). (Lima Bar



EXPERIENCE: Covington & Burling LLP- Washington D.C

June 06/present

Litigation Project Analyst-

Work in the Litigation and White Collar practice group in


brought by the US Department of Justice .

Main responsibilities involve:

. Analyze client's documentation and identify key

arguments for defense.

. Prepare production of documents in cases where a

subpoena has been issued.

. Prepare witness interviews.

. Research on legal and regulatory compliance issues.

Latin American Federation of Tenants Association

Sept. 2005


to Jan. 2006


. Represented clients in Court in immigration proceedings,

drafted motions, assisted clients in asylum cases,

provided legal advice

on adjustment of status cases and in general on any matter

pertaining to immigration law.

Contract Attorney -Washington D.C

Nov. 2004/ May 2006

On assignment on behalf of Legal Source Inc. working in

various Washington D.C Law Firms in caseloads involving

investigations by the US Department of Justice.

Main responsibilities included:

. Identify client's relevant business and legal


to be submitted to the Department of Justice in cases where

a subpoena has been issued.

. Summarize depositions of witnesses.

. Assist in Discovery matters as necessary.

The Maple Gas Corporation del Per , Sucursal Peruana

Project Consultant (Lima- Peru) July/Sept


. Prepared the legal framework for the exploration/

exploitation of an oil field in the Ucayali basin of


Responsibilities involved: review of the License


to be executed with the Government, coordination of

tax issues,

formation of a Peruvian Branch to operate the

license, elaboration of legal

documents for the project's financing.

Project Consultant (Lima-Peru). Nov.


. Prepared a database of reports/permits in

accordance to

legislation applicable to the Aguayt a project

(construction of a

power plant in the Amazon basin of Peru).

. Reviewed project financing /lending agreements

related to

the Project and prepared a report of pending

contractual obligations.

Procter & Gamble del Per Dec.90- Dec.93

Legal and Corporate Affairs Supervisor (Lima-Peru).

. Managed Intellectual Property matters for Peru, Bolivia

and Ecuador.

Filed trademark registrations, litigated unfair

competition actions.

Coordinated daily matters with country's external


. Reviewed /approved Company's TV commercials, written

propaganda and

product's labeling. Litigated cases related to advertising

infringement .

. Negotiated/drafted contracts for the Corporation's

expansion in Peru, Ecuador

and Bolivia.

. Reviewed/approved changes in Company Policies, drafted


for temporal and foreign employees, provided advice in

Labor law issues

including employee benefits.

. Interfaced with domestic governmental agencies for

debate of legal issues,

attended meetings with industrial community to

discuss/develop draft of

bills on issues of common interest.

. Advised on antidumping issues, custom valuation

procedures and tariff barriers.

. Prepared Shareholders and Board of Director's meetings.

Legal and Corporate Affairs Associate (Lima, Peru). Oct.88-


. Handled local Intellectual Property issues (trademarks


oppositions, unfair competition actions). Coordinated


Property matters for Bolivia.

. Reviewed Company's TV commercials, written propaganda

and products' labeling. Obtained governmental

registrations for

new products.

. Reviewed Commercial, Foreign Investment and Labor law


legislation and advised management on their implications

and compliance.

. Drafted contracts and prepared legal opinions on issues


to contract compliance.

. Represented the Company before Administrative entities


proceedings related to municipal matters, and for


Licenses and Permits.

. Prepared documentation for Shareholders and Board of


meetings and maintained updated Company's corporate


Legal and Corporate Affairs Trainee (Lima, Peru).

Oct. 86-Feb 87

. Researched and wrote memoranda in the areas of


Property, Taxation and Contracts.

ACADEMIC The Israeli- Latino Cultural Institute of the Southwest.


and PRO BONO (Houston, Texas).

WORK: Founding Member and Secretary General.

. Prepared legal documentation for the creation of the


. Prepared/conducted Board of Directors Meetings,

maintained the

organization's official records.

. Provided support in the organization of cultural events.

Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law,


American University (Washington D.C).

Project Assistant

. Participated in the organization of the Inter-American


Rights Moot Court Competition. Responsibilities involved:


contacts with candidates for Judges Panel, coordination of

financial aid with Governmental Offices of participating

countries for their students, elaboration of advertising


and translation of texts.

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