Pro Bono ATS Matter

As widely reported in the press, in June 2016, a Florida jury found a former Chilean army officer liable in the torture and killing of Victor Jara in 1973. A Compass Lexecon team led by Santiago Dellepiane assisted, pro bono, Christina Hioureas of Foley Hoag LLP, co-counsel for the family of Victor Jara in their successful lawsuit against Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nuñez. The Court awarded plaintiffs $6 million in compensatory damages and $22 million in punitive damages under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). In addition to Christina Hioureas, Jara’s family was successfully represented by Almudena Bernabeu of the Center for Justice & Accountability.