Legal Industry Leaders
Zuber Lawler & Del Duca’s attorneys occupy industry leadership roles as related to their areas of practice. For example:
Partner Patrick Del Duca, included in the 2010-2016 editions of THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA®, and FINANCE MONTHLY Law Awards 2015: International Trade Law Lawyer of the Year-USA addresses corporate, commercial and financial challenges across legal systems. Trained in common and civil law, he has worked domestically and widely across borders, especially in Europe and Latin America.
Mr. Del Duca is a member of the American Bar Association’s Latin America Law Initiative Council and serves as the Publications Officer of the ABA’s Section of International Law, serving also as a member of its governing Administrative Committee. He has been instrumental in the formulation of ABA policy regarding secured lending reform in emerging markets and improvement of legal frameworks for signature verification across borders. Italy’s national bar oversight entity, the Consiglio Nazional Forense, recently awarded him a medal, recognizing his efforts as the Section of International Law’s liaison to it. He served as a visitante extranjero at the invitation of Mexico’s Federal Electoral Tribunal in respect of Mexico’s June 2015 elections. He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.
Mr. Del Duca serves as Professor from Practice at UCLA Law School, most recently offering a course in International Finance. He is the author of CHOOSING THE LANGUAGE OF TRANSNATIONAL DEALS: PRACTICALITIES, POLICY AND LAW REFORM, a book published by the American Bar Association.
Partner Gerold Libby focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, corporate governance counseling, and cross-border joint ventures. Recent transactions which Mr. Libby has supervised include the sale of a California-based aerospace manufacturing company, and the refinancing of a large loan secured by hotels in California. Much of his work involves cross-border matters. Early in his career he practiced with Japan’s largest law firm for three years, and he has extensive experience in and with East Asia, including as President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Asia Law Initiative, which oversees and coordinates ABA legal assistance projects in Asia. Mr. Libby has also served as Chair of the ABA’s Section of International Law. He currently serves as Secretary and General Counsel of The World Justice Project, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., which engages in a range of projects around the world intended to strengthen the rule of law. He also serves on corporate boards.