Ph. D. Luis Reynaldo Vera.
Luis Vera Morales. A pioneer in Mexican Environmental law and practice, V&A founding partner. Luis Vera received his law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD) in Mexico City. The Universidad Panamericana (UP) awarded him a post-graduate certificate in Economic and Corporate Law. As a Fulbright Scholar and Ford MacArthur Scholar, he studied at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, culminating in a Master of Laws degree with honors in Environmental and Energy Law. In 2010 he received a Doctorate in Environment and Sustainable Development from the Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigaciones y Estudios sobre Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) in Mexico City. He represents Mexico at the Latin-American Science and Technology Development Program (CYTED). He is a member of the Board of the Mexico-U.S. Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS) and Secretary of the Fulbright Alumni Association in Mexico. In Mexico and abroad, he serves as coordinator and instructor in various graduate studies programs in environmental policy, management and law. His expertise includes infrastructure projects (i.e. energy, mining, water, communications and tourism), biotechnology, wetlands development, legislative development and commercial transactions that entail duties under environmental law, climate change, hazardous materials, arbitration, consensus building, environmental damages and liability.
He was also invited by former President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, to join the transition teams on Energy and Environment.
Most recently, Luis Vera served as Executive Director of the Environment, Energy and Security Agency (ASEA).
Languages: Spanish and English