Areas of Practice
Languages
  • Spanish
Education
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008, Supervising Editor, Harvard Law Review; Editor, Harvard Latino Review
  • Florida State University, B.S., 2002
Judicial Clerkships
  • Hon. Sandra L. Lynch, US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2008-2009
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida

Osvaldo Vazquez

Associate
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 3914
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Oz Vazquez counsels clients in employee benefits law, and has represented benefit plans, service providers, and individuals in all phases of ERISA and civil litigation, including managing discovery teams, conducting depositions, and preparing written discovery.  He has briefed and argued trial-court motions and appellate matters and has also conducted administrative hearings and private arbitrations. 

Prior to joining Steptoe, Mr. Vazquez served as a deputy solicitor general at the Office of the Attorney General of Florida.  He represented state agencies and officials in civil and constitutional litigation, briefed and argued matters in state and federal appellate courts, and briefed matters before the United States Supreme Court.  Before his government service, Mr. Vazquez worked for a boutique litigation firm representing employee benefit plans, plan trustees, unions, and their members. 

Mr. Vazquez began his law school career at the University of Michigan Law School, where he received the Maurice Weigle Scholarship Award, which is given to the student ranked number one in his or her first-year class. 

Before entering law school, Mr. Vazquez served as an AmeriCorps VISTA, working with a faith based organization to provide housing, healthcare, and economic development services to low-income communities in Eastern North Carolina.  

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Professional Affiliations

  • First District Court of Appeal Appellate Inn of Court
  • Florida Bar Federal Courts Practice Committee
  • Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia