Ana Cristina Castrellon, associate of Morgan & Morgan, has been appointed Deputy Representative of the Rotary Club Panama, in its capacity as member of the Administrative Board of the National Oncology Institute (ION).
ION engages in research and treatment of cancer patients in the Republic of Panama. Ms. Castrellon will participate in Board meetings of this health institution, whose mission is to oversee its proper administration, performance and operation.
This new appointment ads to the pro bono practice of Mrs. Castrellon who also advises regularly on legal issues other NPOs such as UNICEF, Fundación Parquearte, Nutre Hogar and the National Association for the conservation of Nature (ANCON).
As a corporate lawyer, Ms. Castrellon concentrates her practice mainly in real estate transaction, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance. She completed her studies in Law and Political Science from the Universidad Catolica Santa María La Antigua (Cum Laude), received her Post-Graduate Degree in Top Management from the Universidad Latina de Panamá, and obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Virginia’s Law School. She also holds a certificate (with distinctions) on Acquisition and Finance of Airplanes from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
More on the Pro Bono program
In 2011, Morgan & Morgan became the first Panamanian company to sign the Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas, committing to work a plural number of pro bono hours per year. The declaration is an initiative promoted by The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, based in New York, United States. Among the bills of social nature that the firm has supported are the following: the Law on Volunteering in the Republic of Panama, the Law that creates the Food Bank of Panama and the Law that creates the Central Blood Bank (Hemocentro Nacional). Morgan & Morgan also participated in the creation of the Panama Chamber of Recycling.