Marcela Ruenes recognized for advancing diversity in the workplace and community while excelling in her practice.
Marcela Ruenes is counsel in the New York office and a member of the Finance Department, as well as the Banking and Latin America Practices. Ms. Ruenes advises a full range of lead arrangers, lenders, and borrowers. Her practice focuses on complex cross-border transactions including leveraged financings, acquisition financings, asset-based lending, and investment grade loans, as well as debt restructurings including debtor-in-possession and exit financings.
Ms. Ruenes represents investment and commercial banks, direct lenders, borrowers, and private equity firms in a range of domestic and cross-border finance transactions, including:
- Leveraged financings and acquisition financings
- Unitranche financings
- Special situations lending
- Investment grade loans
Ms. Ruenes draws on a keen understanding of the needs and objectives of parties on all sides of a financing to provide clients a sophisticated sense of market practice.
Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Ruenes worked as an associate in the Mexico City office of a leading Mexican law firm.
Pro Bono and Diversity Leadership
Ms. Ruenes maintains an active pro bono practice with a particular focus on immigration and asylum matters, including representing victims of domestic violence in obtaining protection under VAWA.
She formerly served on the firm's Diversity Leadership Committee and previously served as Global Leader of Latham’s Hispanic/Latin American Lawyers Group, and as a member of the Recruiting Committee.
Ms. Ruenes remains active with Columbia Law School, including speaking on panels discussing both commercial and diversity related topics.