February 18, 2018 (Washington, DC) - Ricardo López Cordero of Radio Fórmula Mexico interviewed Mr. Balarezo concerning his client, Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán.

Listen to Radio Fórmula interview (in Spanish):

 

February 15, 2018 (Brooklyn, NY) - Mr. Balarezo held a press conference today regarding the pending trial of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 14, 2018 (Washington, DC) - Telemundo’s Rebekah Smyth interviewed Mr. Balarezo regarding his client, Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán.

 

See TELEMUNDO Interview in Spanish (click image):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 9, 2018 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared on CNN’s Directo USA to discuss a federal judge’s decision to order an anonymous jury in the trial of Mr. Balarezo’s client, Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán.

See CNN Interview in Spanish (click image)

February 9, 2018 (Washington, DC) - Univision’s Claudia Uceda interviewed Mr. Balarezo concerning a federal judge’s decision to order an anonymous jury in the trial of Mr. Balarezo’s client, Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán.

See UNIVISION Interview in Spanish (click image)

January 19, 2018 (Washington, DC) - Telemundo’s Rebekah Smyth interviewed Mr. Balarezo regarding his representation of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán.

 

See TELEMUNDO Interview in Spanish (click image)

December 8, 2017 (Boston, MA) - Telemundo’s Rebekah Smyth interviewed Mr. Balarezo regarding his representation of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán.

See TELEMUNDO Interview in Spanish (click image)

October 18, 2017(New York, NY) - Telemundo’s Rebekah Smyth interviewed Mr. Balarezo regarding his representation of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán.

See TELEMUNDO Interview in Spanish (click image)

 

August 14, 2017 (Brooklyn, NY) - Telemundo’s Rebekah Smyth interviewed Mr. Balarezo regarding his representation of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán.

 

See TELEMUNDO Interview in Spanish (click image)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 14, 2017 (Brooklyn, NY) - Mr. Balarezo held a press conference today regarding his representation of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán.

See Press Conference via UNIVISION in Spanish (click image)

   

August 9, 2017 (Washington, DC) - Gerardo Reyes of UNIVISION Investiga interviewed Mr. Balarezo concerning his representation of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán.

See UNIVISION Interview in Spanish (click image)

 

August 9, 2017 (Washington, DC) - Juan Carlos Lopez of CNN en Español interviewed Mr. Balarezo concerning his representation of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán and the investigation of Paul Manafort and the Russia connection.

See CNN en Español Interview in Spanish (click image)

 

August 8, 2017 (Washington, DC) - BALAREZO LAW is pleased to announce that it has been retained as lead trial counsel for Joaquin “el Chapo” Guzman.  Mr. Guzman is currently pending trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, where he is charged with narcotics trafficking offenses in a 17-count indictment.  Trial is scheduled to begin April 16, 2018, and is expected to last approximately three to four months.

According to A. Eduardo Balarezo, BALAREZO LAW’s founder, “We are prepared to defend Mr. Guzman to the fullest extent possible to ensure that his rights are protected and that he is not steamrolled by the government and its endless train of cooperators.  We will ensure the jury distinguishes between truth and myth.  Mr. Guzman is looking forward to his day in court.”

April 23, 2017 (Washington, DC) -        BALAREZO LAW is proud to announce that Mr. Balarezo has once again been named a “Super Lawyer” by Washington, DC Super Lawyers Magazine for 2017.  Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes distinguished attorneys in their legal practice. Only five percent of lawyers in Washington, DC are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers Magazine to receive the honor.

 

 

 

February 2, 2017 (Washington, DC) - Armando Guzmán  of Mexico’s TV Azteca, interviewed Mr. Balarezo concerning the extradition of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán

See TV Azteca Interview in Spanish (click image)

October 1, 2016 (Washington, DC) - BALAREZO LAW is pleased to announce that it has moved its Washington, DC offices to:

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 29, 2016 (Washington, DC) - the Washington Post reported on and quoted Mr. Balarezo in an article concerning a a very favorable plea agreement for a client.

See Washington Post Article (click headline)

 

March 4, 2016 (Baltimore, MD) - A federal judge today sentenced Mr. Balarezo’s client to a term of 48 months in prison.  Mr. Balarezo previously tried the case to a jury, which was unable to reach a verdict. After the mistrial, Mr. Balarezo successfully negotiated a binding plea to the 48 month term even though the Federal Sentencing Guidelines called for a term of 151 - 188 months.

January 14, 2016 (Washington, DC) - Armando Guzmán  of Mexico’s TV Azteca, interviewed Mr. Balarezo concerning the possible extradition of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán.

See TV Azteca Interview in Spanish (click image)

 

January 11, 2016 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared on Colombia’s RCN TV for an interview concerning the capture of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán in Mexico.

 

 

 

 

January 11, 2016 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared live on CNN en Español’s “Directo Desde EE. UU.” for an interview concerning the capture of Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán in Mexico.

See CNN interview in Spanish (click image)

December 1, 2015 (Washington, DC) - BALAREZO LAW is proud to announce that Mr. Balarezo has once again been named a “Super Lawyer” by Washington, DC Super Lawyers Magazine for 2016.  Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes distinguished attorneys in their legal practice. Only five percent of lawyers in Washington, DC are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers Magazine to receive the honor.

June 23, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared today on “Noticias MundoFox" for an interview concerning the recent sentence reduction for Mexican drug lord Francisco Arellano Félix from life in prison to 23 years based on his extensive cooperation with law enforcement.  Arellano Félix  formerly headed Mexico's Tijuana Cartel and after his capture cooperated against many former associates, including his own brother Benjamin.

June 9, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo was quoted in an article by Insightcrime.org concerning an elderly client diagnozed with Alzheimer’s. 

See Insight Crime article (click headline)

 

 

 

 

May 28, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared on Colombia’s RCN TV for an interview concerning the indictment and arrest of high-level FIFA officials in Switzerland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 28, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared as a panelist on CNN en Español’s “Choque de Opiniones” to debate the recent indictment and arrest of high-level FIFA officials in Switzerland.

See “Choque de Opiniones” in Spanish (click image)

May 19, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared live on CNN en Español’s “Directo Desde EE. UU.” for an interview concerning a Department of Justice investigation  of high-level Venezuelan government officials alleged to be involved in narcotics trafficking.

See CNN Interview (in Spanish)

May 1, 2015 (Washington, DC) - BALAREZO LAW is proud to announce that Mr. Balarezo has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Washington, DC Super Lawyers Magazine for 2015.  Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes distinguished attorneys in their legal practice. Only five percent of lawyers in Washington, DC are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers Magazine to receive the honor.

 

 

December 22, 2014 (Washington, DC) - The Washington Post quoted Mr. Balarezo in an article concerning a client whose case was impacted by the alleged evidence tampering of an FBI agent.  Mr. Balarezo was able to withdraw the client’s prior plea to 9-11 years (under another attorney who previously represented the client) and successfully negotiated a much favorable plea resulting in a sentence of 6 years.

See Washington Post article (click headline)

December 2, 2014 (Washington, DC) - The Washington   Post quoted Mr. Balarezo in another article about the FBI’s lax evidence-handling procedures in a federal narcotics conspiracy prosecution jeopardized by an FBI agent’s alleged tampering with drug and firearms evidence.

See Washington Post article (click headline)

 

December 1, 2014 (Washington, DC) - the National Law Journal and the Washington Times quoted Mr. Balarezo’s filing in articles concerning the FBI’s lax evidence-handling procedures in a federal narcotics conspiracy prosecution jeopardized by an FBI agent’s alleged tampering with drug and firearms evidence.

See Washington Times article (click headline)

See National Law Journal article (click headline)

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November 24, 2014 (Washington, DC) - The National Law Journal quoted Mr. Balarezo in an article concerning the most recent FBI scandal involving an agent’s tampering with drug and firearms evidence that resulted in the dismissal of many criminal cases.

 See National Law Journal article (click headline)

 

September 12, 2014 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared today on Colombia’s “Noticias Caracol” for an interview concerning the botched extradition of an innocent carpenter from Colombia.  Based on information provided by a confidential informant, the United States sought the carpenter’s extradition for money laundering.  Relying on the United State’s “evidence,” the Colombian Supreme Court and President approved the extradition.  The United States later withdrew the request citing an unspecified “error.”

 

See Noticias Caracol interview in Spanish (click image)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 8, 2014 (Washington, DC) - Chief Judge Roberts and the District Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia selected Mr. Balarezo to serve on the Merit Selection Panel that will assist the Court in filling a magistrate judge vacancy.  Mr. Balarezo is honored and privileged to serve.

July 29, 2014 (Washington, DC) - The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today vacated the conviction of Lonnell Glover (No. 10-3075) because the District Court admitted evidence at trial obtained pursuant to a facially insufficient warrant.  Mr. Balarezo represented Glover in a federal PCP conspiracy case in which Mr. Balarezo challenged the validity of a “truck bug,” a listening device installed on Glover’s truck.  In addition to Fourth Amendment grounds, Mr. Balarezo challenged the truck bug on Fed. R. Crim. P. 41 grounds — that the judge had authorized placement of the bug outside her jurisdiction.  The trial judge denied the motion and Glover was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.  As a result of the violation, the Court of Appeals vacated Glover’s conviction and remanded the case to the District Court.

July 1, 2014 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared on Colombia’s “Noticias Caracol” for an interview concerning the extradition to the United States of 7 Colombian nationals to face charges for the murder in Bogota of DEA agent Terry Watson. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 20, 2014 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared on “Noticias MundoFox” for an interview concerning the possible extradition of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, presumed head of the Sinaloa Cartel and believed to be the world’s most powerful narcotrafficker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 24, 2014 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared live on CNN en Español’s “Directo Desde EE. UU.” for an interview concerning the recent capture in Mexico of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, presumed head of the Sinaloa Cartel and believed to be the world’s most powerful narcotrafficker.

  

See CNN Interview in Spanish (click image)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 7, 2013 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared live on CNN en Español’s “Directo Desde EE. UU.” for an interview concerning the NSA/DEA extrajudicial surveillance programs.​

July 19, 2013 (Alexandria, VA) - Mr. Balarezo appeared on Colombia’s RCN TV for an interview concerning the murder of DEA Agent Terry Watson in Bogota, Colombia.

 

See interview with RCN - TV Colombia in Spanish (click image)

June 18, 2012 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared live on CNN en Español’s “DirectoUSA.” for an interview concerning an international narcotics conspiracy involving a high level Colombian official.

 

See CNN Interview in Spanish (click image)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 18, 2012 (Alexandria, VA) - Mr. Balarezo appeared on Colombia’s RCN TV for an interview concerning an international narcotics conspiracy involving a high level Colombian official.

 

February 10, 2011 (Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared live on CNN en Español’s “Directo Desde EE. UU.”  to discuss the dismissal with prejudice of federal charges against a client charged in a high-profile international narcotics conspiracy.