Past Presidents: Lyzka P. DeLaCruz (2012)

Ms. DeLaCruz is the managing member of Bakker DeLaCruz, a minority-owned firm that focuses on the needs of organizations with global operations and international mobility issues, whether involving the movement of employees, goods and services, currency or data. She has extensive experience conducting corporate investigations in Europe and Latin America that involve electronically stored information in foreign languages and data privacy issues, particularly in foreign corrupt practices, economic sanctions and antitrust matters.


When the need arises, Ms. DeLaCruz represents her clients before federal and state courts. She has represented clients in disputes involving foreign sovereign immunities, U.S. registration of foreign agents, forum non conveniens, choice of law and arbitration enforcement issues. Ms. DeLaCruz has represented an African sovereign state, and she has assisted in litigation against a Latin American sovereign state. To round out her practice, Lyzka provides immigration solutions for her clients’ employees and their families, securing non-immigrant visas or permanent residence within the necessary timelines.


Ms. DeLaCruz is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is on the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales. She has been admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. DeLaCruz received a B.A. from Stetson University and a J.D. with a concentration in international law from Stetson University College of Law. She also studied abroad at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and studied the harvest and marketing of non-timber forest products in the Brazilian Amazon.


Ms. DeLaCruz was born in Panama City, Panama. She is a Past President of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (2012) and previously served on the board of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia Foundation. She was recognized as a Rising Star, 2012 Maryland Super Lawyers.


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