Irina is a driven young lawyer with experience advising on highly sophisticated, cross-border federal equity receivership and commercial litigation matters. Most notably, Irina represented the receiver of a $500-million-dollar hedge fund fraud in an action brought by the SEC Enforcement Division, South Florida Region. Prior to joining the Firm, Irina served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Darrin P. Gayles of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Her law practice focuses on outside-inhouse counsel advisory, start-up and general corporate law matters, commercial litigation, and receivership and insolvency litigation. As a Miami native raised in Margarita Island, Venezuela, Irina speaks fluent Spanish (or Spanglish, as the need arises).
Irina graduated magna cum laude from St. Thomas University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School where she served as a Managing Editor of the George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law. Irina also received the Samantha & HoJo Scholarship Award, which is awarded to students who contributed to the George Washington Animal Law focus area as a leader, advocate, and scholar, who have a sincere love for animals, and who have demonstrated the passion and commitment to promote the welfare of animals through the law. When she is not working, Irina enjoys baking, volunteering at local ocean clean ups, and spending time with her rescue dog, Winnie.