Victor M. Alvarez (83JD)

Victor M. Alvarez Victor M. Alvarez

Victor M. Alvarez is a 1983 graduate of the UI College of Law and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in 1980.  He retired as a corporate finance and capital markets partner of White & Case in 2014, after a 30-year career in the representation of financial institutions and sponsors/borrowers in corporate, project and structured finance transactions, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean Basin.  During his career, he also served in a number of senior management positions for White & Case, including Regional Section Head – Latin America (2011 – 2013), with overall executive authority for the firm’s operations in Brazil, Mexico and components of the U.S. offices devoted to the Latin America region, and as Executive (Managing) Partner – Miami Office (2001 – 2013).  He was a previous member of the Iowa Law School Foundation Board (2008 – 2014).  In addition to his involvement at Iowa, Victor’s civic interests include service as Vice-Chair and Secretary, Board of Trustees (2000 – 2016), Museum of Science, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation that developed and financed, and presently operates, the Frost Science Museum, a 250,000 square foot science museum (including planetarium and aquarium) in downtown, Miami.

When asked about his connection to the University of Iowa, Victor wrote, “I completed my undergraduate education in Miami on a fairly accelerated basis and, as a consequence, I started law school at Iowa at 19 and graduated and began working as a lawyer at 22.  The three years I spent at Iowa Law were, for me, a very special combination of undergraduate and graduate school – the first time I was away from home, my introduction to a genuine college town, Big Ten sports, etc., all while confronting the challenges of a demanding professional school curriculum – and I will always be grateful to UI for my time there, the wonderful people and places I came to know and, of course, the exceptional legal education it afforded me.”

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