Gretel Echarte Morales is an associate in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. Since joining the firm, Gretel, who was born, raised and educated in Havana, Cuba has focused on assisting firm clients seeking to establish a presence in Cuba under current US regulations. Gretel also works on a wide range of sanctions and export control compliance matters, involving various sanctions programs and export destinations.
Prior to joining the firm, Gretel worked as an associate attorney in Florida, where she handled cases involving complex commercial litigation, medical malpractice, and insurance defense matters. Gretel also assisted US and foreign companies on Cuba-related matters. Previously, she worked as a volunteer attorney at the Complex Business Litigation Section of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, presided by the Honorable John W. Thornton.
In 2011, Gretel earned her law degree from University of Barcelona, Spain, receiving honor awards in international environmental law, civil procedure, and comparative law. She then went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in Florida, where she graduated summa cum laude with a concentration in international legal practice. While at Nova, she received book awards in real property law, entertainment law, trusts and estates law and professional responsibility. She was also a staff member at Nova Law Review and a competitor at the Jessup International Moot Court Competition.
In addition to Spanish and English, Gretel is fluent in French and Italian.