Félix serves as Counsel at the World Bank and is based in Washington, DC. He works on operations across Europe, Central Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean to support countries recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing development challenges. Previously, he served as an Attorney at the Inter-American Development Bank, focusing on corporate governance, resource mobilization and intellectual property. He has also served as a Legal Officer at the UN Refugee Agency in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he forged partnerships with the public and private sector. Prior to that he worked as in-house counsel for Shell and interned for Baker & McKenzie in Caracas, Venezuela.
Further, Félix has conducted research as a visiting fellow for the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London), contributed with online magazine Diplomatic Courier and published with the University of Miami School of Law’s Inter-American Law Review. He has been selected as a fellow by the National Endowment for Democracy’s Penn Kemble Forum on Democracy (Washington, DC) and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (New York). In addition, the American Bar Association selected him as part of the 40 under 40 On the Rise Award for the 2020 cohort.
Félix holds an LLM in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University (Washington, DC) as well as an LLB and BA in Liberal Arts from the Universidad Metropolitana (Caracas). He’s licensed to practice law in Venezuela and the State of New York.