George Baptista is a New York partner in Mayer Brown's Banking & Finance practice. He focuses his practice on Latin America and has extensive experience working with issuers and underwriters on international securities offerings. George also has experience in corporate, multilateral and infrastructure-related financings in the emerging markets. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, George was an Executive Director at a global investment bank, an Assistant General Counsel at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and worked at various international law firms. George is a native bilingual Spanish and English speaker and also speaks Portuguese and French.