Leopoldo J. Martínez, is an international lawyer, social entrepreneur, and a former Congressman in Venezuela. Mr. Martínez is a graduate from Harvard Law School, Princeton University and the University of Miami.
Martinez is the Founder of the Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas, IQLatino and the Principal of LMN Consulting, LLC. He is a member the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and a Board Member of Latino Victory Project. He also sits on the Board of the Small Business Commission of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Board of Visitors of the University Mary Washington in Virginia. He served in the Government Transition Committee for the 73rd Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam.
Leopoldo Martinez is the author of “Democracia Económica” and a frequent contributor to El Nacional, Huffington Post, NTN24, CNN en Español, Fox News Latino and was been published by the Wall Street Journal. He was a Professor of Tax and Public Finance Law at the Andrés Bello Catholic University in Venezuela; and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School.
Mr. Martinez has worked with large international law and accounting firms and possesses extensive experience advising Fortune 500 companies, international business, non-profit organizations and governments. As a Congressmen in Venezuela he developed significant experience with the Inter-American system; participating in complex negotiations and initiatives for political reconciliation. Follow Mr. Martinez on Twitter @lecumberry.