Lorena Barrientos is appointed as Morales & Besa’s first Director

January 3, 2019

LORENA BARRIENTOS ESTAYAfter 11 years off carreer at Morales & Besa, Lorena Barrientos has assumed the position of Director to the firm, from where she will continue supporting and contributing to the development and consolidation of the corporate practice group.

Lorena has focused her practice in all types of corporate matters, especially inthe regular advice to local and international clients, capital markets financings, in associations, corporate restructurings and mergers, and in securities and insurance regulations. In recent years, Ms. Barrientos has also led multiple mining projects.

Lorena Barrientos participated in the creation of the Diversity Committee of Morales & Besa, which has provided a formal space to continue encouraging and promoting the values of meritocracy and diversity within the firm, and from there has promoted innovative initiatives in that regard. Ms. Barrientos was the first associate of Morales & Besa to formally join its Recruiting Committee and has been a mentor to several associates of the firm. As a member of the Female Lawyers’ Committee of the Chilean Bar Association, she actively participates in the promotion of a greater presence of female lawyers in senior positions. Lorena Barrientos is also a collaborator of ComunidadMujer, a Chilean non-profit organization which works towards gender equality.

Guillermo Morales, founding partner of the firm, commented that “the promotion of Lorena Barrientos to Director is a recognition of her outstanding professional career and permanent commitment to Morales & Besa and its clients, and she embodies the highest values ​​of our firm. As the first Director to Morales & Besa, her appointment shows our intention to create spaces for professional development for our most meritorious attorneys”.

Lorena Barrientos said “I have been completely trained in Morales & Besa and to develop my career in this firm has given me a sense of pride and satisfaction. It has been a privilege to be part of a group that provides premium legal services to our clients, in a pleasant and collaborative environment in which teamwork is highly encouraged. It has been a very enriching experience to have the space to contribute with my personal skills, to develop a career according to my interests and to obtain recognition for my achievements. From now on, a new stage begins, with new challenges and professional goals, in which I would like to contribute to continue strengthening the services we provide to our clients and to fully support the development of our lawyers, which undoubtedly are our most important assets”.

  • Lorena Barrientos graduated summa cum laude from University de Chile’s Law School, and obtained a certificate in Foundations of American Law in 2009 and a Master in Laws (LL.M.) in Securities and Financial Regulation in 2010, both at Georgetown University. She joined Morales & Besa as an associate in 2007 and between 2010 and 2011 worked as foreign associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, which is considered one of the best law firms in the world.