Kristin Drecktrah Paz is a Partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen, where she is a member of the International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group.
Kristin specializes in international and complex dispute resolution, including commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, and international litigation. Her arbitration experience as an advocate includes institutional and ad hoc proceedings under diverse rules, including AAA, ICC, ICDR, ICSID, LCIA, and UNCITRAL. She has counseled private parties in investment arbitration proceedings and Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) litigation involving energy projects and other commercial activities, and she has participated in the defense of sovereign states in investor-state arbitration. Her litigation experience includes petitions for U.S. discovery related to foreign proceedings; judicial enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards; disputes involving statutes and judicially developed doctrines applicable to proceedings involving foreign states; recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments; anti-suit injunctions; disputes in energy and natural resources, construction, healthcare, financial services and technology sectors; and business litigation, including contracts, business torts, shareholder disputes, trade secrets, and computer fraud.
Kristin serves as a member of the Executive Council of the International Law Section of The Florida Bar and Treasurer of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She is a past Chair of the International Energy and Natural Resources Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and serves as a board member of Future of Arbitration: Miami (FAM), a local group for young international arbitration practitioners. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and frequently works in those languages.