Adolfo Garcia focuses his practice in the corporate and international areas.  He has extensive experience handling various corporate and business transactions including financings, private equity, securities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, restructurings and contractual arrangements in the US, as well as most other parts of the world.  Dolf also represents non-US based clients with their US based and/or US law governed matters.

Dolf has done significant work outside of the U.S. including Western Europe (particularly the UK, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Ireland), Canada, Central and South America (particularly Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico), the Caribbean, Asia (particularly China, Hong Kong and Japan), India and the Arab Middle East (particularly the Emirates, the Gulf and Saudi Arabia) on behalf of US and non-US clients.

He has extensive expertise regarding US laws and regulations applicable to US and non-US clients doing business outside of the US such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, the Export Administration Act and US laws and regulations administered by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) including focus on Cuba, Dolf's country of origin, and various sanctions programs.  

Dolf has also had significant experience with family and closely held business representations, particularly where a family or family group has been a key player starting with the significant representation of the Pierre Arpels family in connection with Van Cleef and Arpels in the 70s and early 80s through many other family representations to date including the current representation of at least four significant clients that have family control or significant family involvement in the business.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick in February 2013, Dolf was a partner in the Boston office of an international firm and of Ropes & Gray where Dolf was a co-founder and served as Co-Head of the Ropes & Gray’s International Practice Group from 2003 to 2010. In this role, among other duties, Dolf managed, supervised and expanded Ropes' non-US counsel network. He also supervised a team at Ropes & Gray that advised financial institutions and fund clients on the securities laws of over one hundred foreign countries (so called “WorldSky” matters) with emphasis on private placements, investments and significant shareholder issues, and related exemptions and required filings.

From 1982-2003, Dolf was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery and served as a member of the firm’s Management and Compensation Committees. At various times, he also headed the firm’s Corporate, Corporate Finance, Securities and International Law practices in the Boston office.

Dolf has spent a substantial portion of his over forty years of practice dealing with various types of situations involving international business in countries other than the United States. There are few international business situations that Dolf has not seen or has had some involvement or experience with, covering much of the world including major countries and financial centers.  Dolf also has an intimate understanding of matters involving US-Cuba relations and an understanding of US laws and regulations regarding Cuba.

Dolf has served as General Counsel to clients and has had extensive experience managing, supervising and often settling major arbitration, mediation and litigation matters, including the development of strategy, both domestically and internationally.

Dolf is fluent in Spanish.



Georgetown University Law Center – J.D., 1974
Harvard University – A.B., magna cum laude, 1971

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