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Mary Hernandez
Mary T. Hernandez
Washington +1 202 662 5022 mhernandez@cov.com Download V-card

Mary Tere Hernandez specializes in international arbitration practice and FCPA investigations.  She is particularly focused on serving clients with operations in Latin America.

Ms. Hernandez's arbitration engagements have included high-stakes disputes under the ICSID, ICC, ICDR, and UNCITRAL rules. Her experience in this area includes representation of ExxonMobil in several cases concerning oil facilities in Venezuela, one of the largest international investment disputes in history. Ms. Hernandez was also seconded for two years to the international disputes group of ExxonMobil, working on significant arbitration matters during that time.

  • Representation of claimants in Valores Mundiales, S.L. y Consorcio Andino S.L. v. República Bolivariana de Venezuela (ICSID Case No. ARB/13/11), resulting in an award exceeding $490 million.
  • Representation of claimant in Mobil Cerro Negro v. Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. et al. (ICC Case No. 15415/JRF), resulting in a $907 million award.
  • Representation of claimants in Mobil Corporation et al. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (ICSID Case No. ARB/07/27), resulting in an award exceeding $2 billion.
  • Representation of a South Korean engineering and construction company in an ICC arbitration against its joint venture partner concerning the construction of a major infrastructure project in South America (pending).
  • Representation of a provider of oil and gas exploration and production services in two ICC arbitrations relating to its operations in Southern Africa (pending).
  • Representation of the South American subsidiary of a mining company in an ICDR arbitration arising from an EPC contract for the construction of a transmission line (settled).
  • Representation of a pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration concerning a product license dispute (settled).
  • Investigation relating to whistleblower allegations of violations of the FCPA by a multinational company with operations in Mexico.  
  • Internal investigation relating to whistleblower allegations of FCPA violations by a multinational company with operations in South America.
  • Internal investigation relating to allegations by a whistleblower of potential violations of the FCPA and other federal securities laws by a multinational company with operations in Latin America.
  • Internal investigation regarding export controls for a Fortune 100 company.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

Previous Experience

  • From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Hernandez was seconded to the international disputes group of ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas. She worked on several significant arbitration matters and advised company management regarding investment issues involving Exxon operations in South America, Canada, and Africa.