The Latin American Professional Development Group (LAPD) is an initiative of Shearman & Sterling associates and counsel with professional and personal interests in Latin America. We are dedicated to promoting the professional development of our members through networking, language, pro bono and other regionally focused initiatives. Spanning several offices and all relevant practice groups, LAPD represents the next generation of leadership at Shearman & Sterling for lawyers focused on Latin America and is a reaffirmation of the firm’s forward-thinking commitment to the region.

LAPD works closely with the partners in our Latin America & Caribbean focus area to enhance the firm’s market-leading presence in the region. Together, we build on the collective experiences of our members, whose relationships to the region include professional, academic and personal experiences, industry connections and linguistic/cultural affinities. Back to Affinity Groups