Lara is an associate in the London office specialising in international arbitration, public international law and international human rights. She has experience in arbitrations administered by different institutions, including ICSID, the ICC and the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. Lara has advised clients in the oil, gas, and finance industries, represented individuals in their asylum proceedings before U.S. immigration authorities, and advised U.S. government agencies on public international law issues.
Prior to joining Three Crowns, Lara worked as a paralegal at ICSID and in the international arbitration practice of a leading international firm based in Washington D.C. She also interned at the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State and at the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales, a human rights organisation in Bueno Aires, Argentina.
Lara received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a student director of the Immigration Legal Services Clinic, a member of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, and a student fellow at the Center for Global Legal Challenges. She has co-authored an article in the Texas Law Review on state responsibility for non-state actors and a white paper for Human Rights First on the international legal implications of detaining refugees and asylum seekers.