General Counsel

Carlos B. Castillo, General Counsel

Mr. Castillo is the General Counsel of Florida International University (FIU), a position he assumed in 2016.  Mr. Castillo is responsible for overseeing legal matters for FIU and leads the General Counsel’s Office. He is an alumnus and former member of the FIU Foundation having served on the Board of Directors since 2007.

Prior to joining FIU, Mr. Castillo was a partner with the law firm Ring Bender McKown & Castillo, LLLP.  Mr. Castillo has 25 years of litigation experience in the areas of general and complex commercial litigation in Florida state and federal courts, as well as in other jurisdictions, and in arbitration proceedings.  Mr. Castillo also has assisted clients in responding to federal and state government investigations.  He has represented clients in a variety of different contexts and industries, including contractual and partnership disputes, banking, real estate, employment, and telecommunications.

Mr. Castillo also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office in Miami, Florida (USAO), where he tried a number of criminal cases.  Prior to his tenure at the USAO, Mr. Castillo was with the international law firm of White & Case LLP, where he handled various complex litigation matters.

Mr. Castillo earned a BA in Political Science from FIU in 1988 and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 1991.

Mr. Castillo was selected as Florida’s Legal Elite, by Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, for the years 2012 and 2013. He also received an FIU Torch Award for Service in 2000, after working to promote the FIU College of Law.