León Cosgrove

Jordi C. Martínez-Cid

Jordi C. Martínez-Cid focuses on all manner of complex commercial litigation, class litigation, and arbitral disputes, particularly for financial institutions and international clients.

Mr. Martínez-Cid has extensive experience representing financial institutions and international clients in a wide variety of matters at all stages of litigation and arbitration.  He has helped banks and other lending institutions navigate the regulatory landscape with an emphasis on avoiding consumer harm, and represented multinationals in complex proceedings both domestically and abroad.  He also regularly represents both corporate and individual clients in criminal and fraud-related cases.

Prior to joining León Cosgrove, LLP, Mr. Martínez-Cid worked at a large international law firm and clerked for the Honorable Federico A. Moreno for the United States District Court in and for the Southern District of Florida.

While attending the Yale Law School, Mr. Martínez-Cid was a Jack B. Tate scholar and a teaching fellow for First-Order Logic.

At the University of Michigan, Mr. Martínez-Cid was a member of the Honors Program, a James B. Angell Scholar, a Michigan Community Scholar, and a member of the College of Language, Science, and Arts’ Academic Judiciary Committee.


Represented a Latin American former head of state in extradition proceedings, obtained an order releasing said individual on bond despite the presumption against such release, and dealt with numerous issues of first impression.

Obtained a complete defense verdict at trial for an engineering firm whose former executive was suing for nearly a million dollars.

Secured the dismissal of a lawsuit, for lack of personal jurisdiction, alleging tens of millions of dollars in damages against a group of foreign manufacturers.

Lead the defense of a class action lawsuit against a marine mammal park and obtained a very favorable settlement for the client before the commencement of discovery.

Secured the dismissal of a fraud complaint against a banker alleged to have been involved in a multi-million dollar real estate scheme.

Represented a bank in the financial technology sector with regards to an examination by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Spearheaded an internal investigation for a Central American bank regarding internal controls and anti-money laundering measures.

Represented a consortium of construction companies in Panama in arbitrations concerning a large infrastructure project and evaluated the clients’ right to bring international arbitration claims under the relevant bilateral investment treaties.

Represented a U.S. national in a claim against a Central American sovereign for wrongful expropriation of an investment worth tens of millions of dollars.

Advised an international conglomerate regarding potential claims against a South American sovereign.

Advised a terminal services company regarding potential liability arising from operation of a South American port.

Represented the CEO of a Latin American telecommunications company in the successful recoupment of assets from the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Community Involvement

Mr. Martínez-Cid maintains an active presence in the community.  He is a Steering Committee Member for the Yale Law School Association of Miami and an Alumni Delegate for the Belen Jesuit Alumni Association.

He is the two-time recipient of the E. Randolph Williams Award given for exceptional pro bono service and has represented unaccompanied minor immigrants in proceedings before state and administrative courts.  He also represented a woman of limited means in a bench trial to recover assets under Florida’s proceedings supplementary statute.

In 2013 and 2014, Mr. Martínez-Cid served as a Steering Committee Member for the International Litigation and Arbitration Conference hosted by the International Law Section of the Florida Bar, and served as a moderator for a panel concerning discovery practices in international arbitration.

He is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, and the Federal Bar Association.