Sandra M. Upegui, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel

Sandra M. Upegui, Assistant General Counsel, joined the University of Miami General Counsel's team in October 2008. Ms. Upegui was a partner with Shutts & Bowen, LLP in the International Dispute resolution and Litigation Practice Group focusing her practice in the insurance, healthcare, real estate, construction, securities, banking, and aviation industries. She is a member of the Florida Bar (Business and International Law sections) and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Ms. Upegui received her J.D. from Florida State University College of Law, magna cum laude, where she was an active member of the Moot Court Team and attended a summer program hosted by Tulane University and the University of Siena, Italy, which included a special course study with former United States Chief Justice Rehnquist. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of arts in International Affairs cum laude.

Practice Areas: Finance, Investments, Taxation; General Contracts, Purchasing, and Risk Management; Health Sciences; Physicians and Hospitals; Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer; Litigation; Sponsored Programs


Assistant General Counsel


Sandra Upegui

Telephone: 305-284-2700  
Fax: 305-284-5063


1320 South Dixie Highway, Suite 1250
Coral Gables, FL 33146


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