Attorney Carlos A. Nuñez

Carlos A. Nuñez-Vivas, an accomplished civil and commercial attorney, has litigated cases and represented clients in matters involving international asset recovery, commercial contracts and torts, trademark and copyright infringement, banking, securities violations, complex fraud, breaches of warranties, breaches of fiduciary duties, racketeering, theft, divorce and custody, and criminal investigations and accusations. He has represented corporate, governmental, and individual clients located around the world.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews (MCCJ), 2010-2011
  • Treasurer, Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews (MCCJ), 2011
  • Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, Campaign Task Force, 2011
  • FIBA – Florida International Bankers Association, Member
  • International Referral Asset Recovery

Representative Cases

  • Represented a foreign embassy and individuals referred from it, including diplomats and royal family members in criminal, civil and regulatory matters.
  • Represented South American Bank in the successful recovery of funds stolen in a major cyber heist.
  • Recovered more than $140 Million for South American Bankers.
  • Obtained a $209 Million Judgment in an Asset Recovery Matter.
  • Successfully prosecuted and defended international arbitration involving the multi-million dollars sale of goods.
  • Conducted Asset Recovery Investigation for a South American Central Bank.
  • Defended Colombian Bank Involved in Money-Laundering Investigation.
  • Defended Officer of US Beverage Company Accused of Fraud and Racketeering.
  • Represented clients in 28 USC § 1782 proceedings.
  • Represented clients in corporate governance litigation.
  • Represented Investors Victims of Breaches of Fiduciary Duties and Securities Violations.
  • Represented clients as procuring brokers in the purchase and sale of real estate.


  • Cornell University, J.D. (Specialized in Business Law) 1997
  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., magna cum laude (Theoretical Economics) 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Practiced Pro Hac Vice in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Professional Affiliations

  • STARNet, Member
  • Appointed by Florida Senator to the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for the 115th Congress, which commission is charged with identifying and recommending to the senators highly qualified individuals for consideration to become U.S. district judges in the Southern District of Florida.  
  • Founding Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the South Florida ACAMS Chapter.
  • Former member of the Board of Directors, Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews (MCCJ)
  • Former treasurer, Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews (MCCJ)
  • Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, Campaign Task Force
  • Miami Children’s Hospital Diamond Society

Presentations, Appearances, and Publications

  • Interviewed by El Universo (Newspaper in Ecuador): “EE.UU. sabe quien recibió sobornos (de Odebrecht) y podría acusarlos”, March 1, 2017. 
  • Interviewed by “FATCA Impact On Thousands In Nicaragua” September, 2013 [Spanish Language Version]
  • “Ley FATCA contra el tiempo” Interview by January 30, 2013 [Spanish]
  • “FATCA a las Puertas” Interview by December, 10 2012 [Spanish]
  • Speaker: One-day training course on FATCA – Global Reach and Transparency to the Association of Private Banks of Nicaragua (Asobanp) in Managua, Nicaragua on August 30, 2012
  • Speaker: The Commercial Banks Association of the Dominican Republic FATCA Meeting on September 28, 2012
  • Speaker: The C5 – 23rd Forum – Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery, October 22-24, 2012 
  • “Until Money Do Us Part” By Carlos A. Nunez and Daniel Foodman, Various Publications
  • “Right on the Money”, Anniversary Issue, April-May, 2010


  • Selected to Florida Super Lawyers 2014-2020 as Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Miami, Florida
  • South Florida Business Leader Magazine, Mover and Shaker Award, January, 2011
  • Top Up & Comer, Commercial Litigation and Commercial Fraud, South Florida Legal Guide 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Invited speaker in seminars in the United States, Panama, Dominican Republic, France and Spain on banking, anti-money laundering and international asset recovery
  • Awarded the Past President’s Award for working paper entitled “Commercial Fraud and Compliance Commission Civil and Criminal Provisions Relating to Insider Dealing,”, presented at the August 2006 Annual Congress of the International Association of Young Lawyers in Geneva, Switzerland


  • English (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)