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Jenelle E. La Chuisa
Miami, Florida

Experience and Publications

Jenelle E. La Chuisa’s Experience, Publications, and Speeches

Jenelle E. La Chuisa’s representative cases include:

  • Favorable settlement for Northern Cypress hotel casino in breach of contract case involving talent agency’s failure to produce celebrity artist for a scheduled concert, Voyager Kibris Ltd. v. Int’l Creative Talent Agency, LLC, Case No. CACE 11-017541 (Broward County, FL 2014), including successful motion to remand to state court from the federal District Court, Voyager Kibris Ltd. v. Int’l Creative Talent Agency, LLC, Case No. 011– CV- 61980 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Defended jurisdictional challenges on behalf of foreign lender in conversion, fraud and conspiracy claims against foreign defendants (2014)
  • Enforcement of International Chamber of Commerce award involving the nature of disclosures that arbitrators must make, D.I.C. v. IIG Capital LLC, 525 F. App’x 904 (11th Cir. 2013)
  • International Chamber of Commerce arbitration award for South American distributor of agrochemicals against multinational company, for breach of agreement to purchase agrochemical business, including successful defense of motion to modify the arbitral award (2012)
  • Dismissal of bank customers’ claims for injunctive relief and breach of fiduciary duty, EuroSillas, C.A. v. Citigroup, Inc., No. 11-23103-CIV, 2012 WL 253227, at *1 (S.D. Fla. Jan. 26, 2012)
  • Default Final Judgment for factoring company against Mexican distillery for breach of factoring agreement, JCT Financial, LLC v. IACEX et al. (2011)
  • Vacated fraudulently obtained arbitration award for $6.6 billion, De Beers Centenary AG v. Hasson, 751 F. Supp. 2d 1297 (S.D. Fla. 2010)
  • Final Summary Judgment for factoring company against principal of defaulted borrower on personal guarantee, JCT Financial, LLC v. Mandini et al. (2010)
  • Favorable settlement for international franchise company in an AAA dispute brought by a minority shareholder/employee (2010)
  • Favorable settlement for Mexican exporter of designer eyewear in claims for breach of a distribution agreement brought by Florida-based purchaser, Safilo USA, Inc. vs. Grupo Devlyn S.A. de C.V. et al. (2010)
  • Favorable settlement for minority joint venture partner in an AAA dispute against the majority partner, involving joint venture’s performance of U.S. government contracts (2009)
  • Stopped litigation in Latin America brought by sales agent against multi-national corporation brought in violation of the parties’ arbitral agreement (2008)
  • Summary judgment affirmed on appeal in an insurance dispute regarding whether discrimination claims were covered under Denny’s restaurant’s policy, Collection, Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, 954 So. 2d 1177 (Fla. 3d DCA 2007)
  • Favorable settlement for state agency against collection attorney on claims for professional malpractice and disgorgement of attorney’s fees in violation of Bar Rule requiring written contingency fee agreements, and successful defense at trial of counterclaim for quantum meruit attorney’s fees, State of NJ Higher Educ. Student Auth. v. Orovitz PA (2007)

Select Publications & Speeches

  • Panel Moderator, Small Business Workshop hosted by the Beacon Council and the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County (Aug. 2015)
  • Live Webinar CLE Presentation for Florida lawyers, “Litigation vs. Arbitration: Differences in Pleading, Practice & Procedure” (July 2015)
  • Panel Speaker, Trust Arbitration – Can it Work?, International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrator Forum Seminar on financial services in Nassau, Bahamas (July 2015)
  • Panel Moderator, International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrator Forum Seminar, Arbitration vs. Litigation: Differences in Pleading, Procedures & Practice (Feb. 2015)
  • Facilitator, The Art of Persuasion & Oral Argument, University of Miami School of Law, the Fundamentals of International Arbitration (intensive course for foreign lawyers) (2015)
  • Member of Editorial Committee and author for Kluwer Law International treatise on International Arbitration, to be published in 2015/2016
  • Speaker, Career Development in International Arbitration, The Future of Arbitration: Miami (FA:M) (Sept. 2012)
  • Round Table Presenter and Moderator, Considerations regarding an ethical code of conduct for international arbitration and arbitrator appointment, 10th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference: The Greatest Hits, ICDR Young & International Tertulia Program (Sept. 2012)
  • Publication, The Better Approach to Deciding 28 USC 1782 Applications for U.S. Discovery in Private Arbitrations Abroad, International Law Quarterly (Florida Bar International Law Section) (March 2011)
  • Publication, So you want to be a partner?, Attorney At Law Magazine (Sept. 2011)
  • Panel Speaker, International Arbitration Past, Present and Future, University of Miami School of Law (Nov. 2011)