Francisco Estupiñán Barrantes


Francisco Estupiñán Barrantes



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He worked in the Ecuadorian Attorney General’s Office in the Financial Investigations and International Affairs Units, then he was adviser to the presidency of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador and later he was legal adviser to the US Department of Homeland Security for 10 years in the US Embassy in Quito. He has been an alternate professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador in various courses of criminal law. He has made several publications related to organized crime.
Current CEO of FEXLAW Law Firm and Director of the Criminal Litigation Area of the FEXLAW Law Firm.


Employee of the year

U.S. Department of Homeland Security – June 2010 Gabriel García – DHS Andean Region Attaché.

Meritorious Special Recognition

FBI – Federal Bureau Investigations, Director – Collaboration in the fight against the financing of international terrorism, March 2011
Robert. S. Mueller, III
FBI Director

Best Local Employee

U.S. Embassy, ​​Ecuador – June 2011
Heather hodges
U.S. Ambassador

Best Criminal Investigation of the Year

U.S. Homeland Security Investigations – September 2011
John T. Morton
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Director

Distinguished Service

U.S. Attorney General Office – December 2011
Lanny A. Breuer
U.S. Assistant Attorney General

Meritorious Service

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia – May 2012
Ronald C. Machen, Jr.
U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia

Honor Award

U.S. Embassy, ​​Ecuador – June 2012
Timothy Zúñiga-Brown
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i.

Quarter Year Employee

U.S. Embassy, ​​Ecuador – January 2018
Todd C. Chapman
U.S. Ambasaddor

Law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, with a Specialization in Managing Public Institutions from the National University of the Littoral of Argentina, and studies in FLACSO International Relations; selected and awarded a scholarship by the European Community for the Course for Senior Officials of the Administration of Justice in Belgium; Graduated from the US Federal Special Investigations Course in Georgia, USA, and International Law Course at George Washington University, USA.

  • Spanish
  • English

Enthusiastic reader and triathlete. He has participated in 5 Ironmans in different parts of the world. In addition, he has participated in more than 80 athletic competitions nationwide that include athletics, swimming, and cycling. He has climbed several mountains and volcanos including Cotopaxi. Founder of the Triathlon Team at the Fexlaw Law Firm.

Favorite quote: “Everything is possible”.

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