Olga Torres

Attorney Profile

Top Rated International Attorney in Dallas, TX

Torres Law, PLLC
 | 1201 Main St., Suite 1350
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214-295-8473
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • International
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Attorney Olga Torres is the founder of Torres Law. As the managing member of the firm, Ms. Torres offers business clients from the United States and across the globe counsel and representation for a broad range of legal matters related to international trade law. Among the firm's offerings are:

-International trade & investment law
-Imports / Customs Law
-Exports / ITAR, EAR, Census
-Sanctions law
-Industrial  security matters (CFIUS and FOCI mitigation)
-Anti-corruption compliance (FCPA)

Ms. Torres began her legal career nearly 10 years ago after earning her law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and her admission to the State Bar of Texas. In addition to her approval to practice in all of Texas' state courts, the District of Columbia Bar has granted her admission, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of International Trade have also approved her to practice in their courtrooms.

Since the beginning of her career, Ms. Torres has focused exclusively on international trade law. As a result, she has already earned an excellent reputation as a knowledgeable legal professional. In fact, her knowledge of her chosen practice area is so extensive that she has lectured on the subject both domestically and internationally, a task facilitated by the fact that she is a native Spanish speaker and by her university-level study of French.

Ms. Torres' many speaking engagements are not her greatest honor. The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs has re-appointed her to the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) for the term 2016-2018. The DTAG advises Department of State on the regulation of defense exports governed by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. In addition, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has honored her for volunteering her legal services by naming her twice to the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll.

 
Practice Areas

International (100%)

International (100%)

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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About Olga Torres

Admitted: 2008, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.torrestradelaw.com/olga-torres.html

Honors and Awards:

  • In 2017 Chambers and Partners USA listed Ms. Torres as a Recognized Practitioner in the areas of International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions law.
  • "Super Lawyer" for Thompson Reuter's "Super Lawyers" Publication, 2015 and 2016
  • College Scholar/University Honors, University of Texas at Austin
  • Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient, University of Texas at Austin
  • Ford Foundation Scholarship Recipient, Dedman School of Law
  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2012-2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Political-Military Affairs, Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG)
  • Steering Member, ABA's International Section Export Controls Committee
  • Steering Member, ABA's International Section Mexico Committee
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • State of Texas
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington, D.C.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • KIND (Kids in Need of Defense)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • International Trade Due Diligence: Merger and Acquisition Transactions, Annual Export/Import Conference for NEC Corporation. Dallas, Texas (April 28, 2009)
  • Non-U.S. Trade Controls: A Deeper Dive, Latin American Panel Moderator, presented by the North Texas District Export Council. Dallas, Texas (May 18, 2009)
  • U.S. Export Controls, Industry-Government Seminar on Strategic Trade Management for the Department of Foreign Trade Ministry of Commerce in Thailand and the U.S. Department of Energy. Bangkok, Thailand (November 16, 2010)
  • Creating a Successful Export Management and Compliance Program, webinar for Compliance Online (February 22, 2011)
  • International Trade Compliance, Investment and Risk Mitigation Panel for the 13th Annual African Economic Forum and Heritage Festival. Dallas, Texas (July 15, 2011)
  • U.S. Export Controls and FCPA, Exporting with the Experts at the University of Texas at Dallas and Richland College, a five week educational program focused on business of exporting products and services abroad (2011-2012)
  • Legal Aspects of Globalization and International Trade, Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, France (October 19, 2011)
  • What Canadian Companies Should Know About ITAR Export Reform, AERO Montreal Aerospace Summit Global Supply Chain, Montreal, Canada (September 28, 2012)
  • Exporting & Doing Business Abroad, International Panel – BUSINESS EXPO 2013, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC (April 2, 2012)
  • Creating a Successful Export Management and Compliance Program, webinar for Compliance Online (June 11, 2013)
  • What Keeps You Up at Night? Mitigating Trade Compliance and Corruption Risks, Texas Lawyer Events, (March 27, April 10, October 16, and November 6, 2014)
  • Introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America Educational Institute, (May 13, 2014)
  • Routed Export Transactions: Mitigation of Risk and Best Practices, National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America Educational Institute, (June 10, 2014)
  • Export Controls & Sanctions Enforcement Panel, Washington Foreign Law Society, Washington, D.C. (June 27, 2014)
  • North American Strategy for Competitiveness: International Trade Considerations, 2014 NASCO Conference, Mexico City, Mexico (September 25, 2014)
  • Traversing the Leading Logistical Trade Corridor, Laredo International Trade Conference, 2014 Laredo, Texas (October 8-10, 2014)
  • Export Enforcement Trends, 9th Annual Defense Exports Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (October 1-2, 2014)
  • U.S. Export Reform Developments and Impact on Business, The WorldECR Export Controls & Sanctions Forum, Washington, DC (September 21, 2015)
  • U.S. Export Reform Developments and Impact on Business, The WorldECR Export Controls & Sanctions Forum, London, United Kingdom (October 12, 2015)
  • Are Voluntary Self-Disclosures with the U.S. Export Agencies a Good Idea?, WorldECR, May 2013
  • Initial Export Control Reforms Take Effect: Is Your Company Ready?, Compliance Alliance Update, October 2013
  • A Closer Look at Weatherford's Export Violations, Law360 January 2014
  • The Intersection of Anti-Corruption and Export Enforcement: Why Compliance Programs Should Include Both, WorldECR, March 2014
  • BIS Is Stepping Up Enforcement – Are You Ready? Law360 April 10, 2014

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Government

Industry Groups

  • International Trade Law
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    Suite 1350
    Dallas, TX 75202

    Phone: 214-295-8473

     

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