National College of District Attorneys in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, Trial Advocacy Course, 2006, 2007
Nominated, Who's Who Legal as one of the World's Preeminent Product Liability Defense Lawyers, 2006-2007. 2010-2011; "Advisor of the Year" 2013; The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers 2013. Invited to lecture justices and trial judges on product liability and class action, NYSB and the Chilean Institute for Judicial Studies. Lectured, deposition strategy, class action litigation, product liability and comparative law issues, University of Oxford, Stanford University, University of South Carolina, Catholic University of Chile and Adolfo Ibañez University. Visiting Attorney in the area of product liability litigation, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, New York, 1997. Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., National product liability litigation division, 1999-2004. Mr. Cortes has authored numerous journal articles and co-authored, a hornbook/treatise about Oral Litigation Skills (Editorial Jurídica 2011, 2012); He has advised Congress, on various products liability and tort law matters. He also co-authored with Mr. Alcaino, the chapter for Chile on Product Liability Law (2013), for Getting the Deal Through (Chile).