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Ernesto Mendieta
Foreign Legal Consultant

I joined Innovista Law in 2016 as a Foreign Legal Consultant after completing my Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Georgetown University with an emphasis on U.S. and International Communications Law. I bring with me five years of telecommunications and corporate law experience working as a Senior Associate for a top telecommunications law firm in Mexico City.

During my tenure in Mexico, I had many rewarding career moments working with prominent private and public clients, along with national and international telecommunications providers.

After the Amendment to the Mexican Constitution in 2013, more foreign investors are considering whether and how to enter the Mexican telecommunications market. I have had the opportunity to participate in multiple public bids and helped U.S. companies start operations in Mexico as ISPs, MVNOs, resellers and e-commerce providers.

Working at Innovista Law, I look forward to combining my expertise with clients seeking exciting, new investment opportunities.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Virginia, Foreign Legal Consultant (pending)
  • District of Columbia, Foreign Legal Consultant (pending)
  • New York
  • Mexico


  • Georgetown University, LLM, 2016
  • Universidad Panamericana, Masters in Corporate Law Institutions, 2012
  • Universidad Panamericana, Bachelor of Laws, 2011


A founding member of Innovista Law, David Carter has extensive experience with telecommunications and commercial litigation, including disputes involving contract or tariff breach, torts, employment, and consumer protection claims.
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Member of Innovista Law, Martin Cunniff has over twenty-five years of litigation experience including serving as chair of commercial litigation for the largest litigation firm in the world.  Much of his experience has been as lead counsel in high exposure cases involving complex procedural mechanisms such as class actions.
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JOHN NELSON, Associate
John Nelson joined Innovista Law in September 2017 after completing his J.D.  cum laude at the William & Mary School of Law and served as Senior Notes Editor on the William & Mary Law Review.  John's practice has an emphasis on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. 
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