AFAM marks its first year as a nation-wide network focused on providing business counsel, anti-fraud expertise and the highest level of client service. Our network includes leading litigators, transaction attorneys, forensic scientists and anti-fraud experts.
Esteban Franco has played a unique role in helping the Mexican insurance sector to combat fraud. At a time when Mexican insurers faced attacks from legislators, regulators, and policyholders, Lic. Franco helped implement widely-acclaimed anti-fraud programs, strengthening the industry's commitment to law enforcement practices and helping safeguard the interests of policyholders and shareholders.
Lic. Franco has over 20 years of experience handling civil, criminal and administrative cases for insurance industry clients. Over the last decade, he has represented two leading Mexican insurers, overseeing over 20 internal litigators and a similar number of outside lawyers. He currently represents the most exclusive department store chain in Mexico, helping direct litigation and handling fraud-related claims throughout the Mexican Republic.
Lic. Esteban Franco
With a masters degree in Criminal Law, Mr Franco also serves as outside counsel to several prominent law firms in regard to evidence and anti-fraud practices. Aside from his extensive experience in civil and criminal litigation, he has in-depth knowledge of fraud examination, fraud investigation and evidentiary procedure.
Luis Enrique León Gómez has over 25 years of experience in commercial, insurance and securities law. During this time, he has handled claims for life, health, automobile, property and workers' compensation plans. He has worked in scores of commercial, civil and administrative cases in Mexican civil and criminal courts, providing multifaceted services ranging from the simple to the complex.
In addition to his civil recovery work, Lic. León also represents insurers in pursuing recovery through the criminal process of moneys defrauded from them. He has extensive experience working directly with Mexican prosecutors in support of restitution awards in fraud cases, and has appeared as amicus curiae in important restitution litigation.
In anti-fraud investigation and litigation, Lic. León is one of the most widely-experienced lawyers in the state of Yucatan. Due to his insurer clients' diverse interests, he has managed cases involving insurance fraud, deceptive trade practices, identity fraud, distribution of forfeited
Lic. Luis Enrique León Gómez
assets to insurers, fraud by directors of financial institutions, lender liability, white collar crime, real estate fraud, construction claims and securities fraud.
He also serves as expert witness in anti-fraud investigations, provides expert opinions and files declaratory judgment actions on behalf of insurers.
Lawrence Weiner's legal background includes wide experience in contract negotiations, cross-border trade, cross-border investment and trade policy issues. Mr. Weiner currently advises US, European and Asia businesses operating in Mexico on issues involving secured transactions, commercial collections, licensing, trademarks for new products, determination of personal liability and wrongful load rejections.
Mr. Weiner serves as general counsel to U.S. exporters, manufacturers and software developers, helping to negotiate contracts, perform due diligence and advising on trade policy issues and IP enforcement. He has drafted employment contracts, internal work rules, collective bargaining agreements and other documents required to legally protect a company's interests. He also served as anti-fraud counsel to a major U.S. exporter association, directing case investigations, developing transaction and anti-fraud protocols, and filing both criminal and civil actions against suspected fraudsters.
Lawrence Weiner, Esq.
Mr. Weiner currently teaches courses in legal advocacy, negotiations and comparative law to Latin American legal professionals. He has also spoken on trade policy, international IP enforcement and anti-fraud issues. Previously, he worked as Contract Manager for the development of Mexico-based energy and water projects. His interests include cyber security and privacy, international law and relations, property and sustainability.
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