Ignacio Alvarez

Civil Litigation and Internal Investigations
(212) 837-2600
Location: Miami, FL

Ignacio M. Alvarez is a civil and criminal defense attorney with a nationwide practice focusing on sensitive internal corporate and white-collar investigations, corporate governance and compliance, complex civil litigation, and political advocacy.

Mr. Alvarez is a former high-ranking law enforcement officer in one of the nation’s largest metropolitan police departments, with nearly three decades of experience leading sensitive, wide-ranging investigations, from organized criminal schemes to defraud, to money laundering operations in the United States and abroad. In addition, he has also worked closely with the U.S. State Department to train police officers in modern law enforcement techniques throughout Central America.

Ignacio focuses his civil practice on matters involving allegations of fraud, breach of contract, partnership disputes, complex asset location and collection matters, governmental compliance, and internal investigations.


  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Florida International University


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Managed an internal investigation and subsequent litigation on behalf of a private defense contractor that exposed a scheme to defraud perpetrated by corporate insiders.
  • Directed numerous internal corporate and criminal investigations on behalf of global companies operating in multiple countries throughout the Americas.
  • Represented a decorated police officer in a Section 1983 civil rights action arising out of a highly-publicized and ultimately failed investigation led by the State of Florida.
  • Directed an internal investigation on behalf of Colombian telecommunications company concerned about potential fraud in its Venezuelan subsidiary.
  • Designed and implemented anti-money laundering policies for a U.S. law firm operating in the United Arab Emirates, and for other U.S. Companies operating in Latin America.
  • Coordinated with federal law enforcement authorities to expose a Bolivian government official’s attempt to extort one of his clients in the United States.
  • Managed the dissolution and receivership of a famous South Florida, family-run restaurant chain.