The long-awaited trial of Joaquin "el Chapo" Guzman begins.

11/13/2018

(Brooklyn, NY) - Mr. Balarezo arrives at EDNY ready for trial.

The New York Times

6/26/2018

(Brooklyn, NY) - The New York Times wrote about Mr. Balarezo's arguments in court in the case of United States v. Guzmán.

ABC News Interview

5/16/2018

(Washington, DC) - Mark Smith of ABC8 interviewed Mr. Balarezo concerning possible murder charges against his client, Joaquín "el Chapo" Guzmán.

TIME Magazine Interview

5/11/2018

(Washington, DC) - Ioan Grillo interviewed Mr. Balarezo for a Time Magazine  article about the upcoming trial of Joaquín "el Chapo" Guzmán.

Los Informantes (Caracol TV)

4/29/2018

(Washington, DC) - Andrés Sanin of Caracol TV's "Los Informantes" conducted an in-depth interview of Mr. Balarezo regarding his client Joaquín "el Chapo" Guzmán.

EDNY Press Conference

4/17/2018

(Brooklyn, NY) - Mr. Balarezo held a press conference with Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Joaquín "el Chapo" Guzmán, to discuss the pending trial of her husband.

Univision Interview

4/16/2018

(New York, NY) -  Univision's Peggy Carranza interviewed Mr. Balarezo concerning his client Joaquín "el Chapo" Guzmán and his pending trial.

Radio Fórmula

2/18/2018

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

EDNY Press Conference

2/15/2018

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

Telemundo

2/14/2018

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

2/9/2018

(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.

2/9/2018

(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.

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

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

EDNY Press Conference

11/8/2017

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

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

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

EDNY Press Conference

8/14/2017

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

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

(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.

Press Release

8/8/2017

(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.

A. Eduardo Balarezo named Super Lawyer

4/24/2017

(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.

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

(Washington, DC) - Mr. Balarezo appeared on CNN's Directo USA to discuss the convictions of relatives of the Venezuelan First Lady's family for for narcotics trafficking.

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

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

RCN TV Colombia

1/11/2016

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

(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.

A. Eduardo Balarezo named Super Lawyer

12/1/2015

(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.

Noticias MundoFox

6/23/2015

(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.

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

RCN TV Colombia

5/28/2015

(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.

(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.

(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.

A. Eduardo Balarezo named Super Lawyer

5/1/2015

(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 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.

(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.

(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.

(Washington, DC) - the National Law Journal 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.

(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.

(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.

(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.”  

Caracol TV

7/1/2014

(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.