Jose Martin Davila, who most recently served as director of compliance for Americas and French Polynesia at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, has joined as of counsel in the government investigations and white-collar practice of law firm Squire Patton Boggs, based in Miami.

At Starwood, Martin was responsible for the Americas Division, which included Canada, the United STates, and more than 100 properties in Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and French Polynesia. He managed new and ongoing global and Americas legal compliance projects with an immediate impact in project execution and implementation.

Prior to Starwood, Martin served as associate general counsel, Latin America and Caribbean, Pentair, where he created the company’s first Latin American legal department and managed all commercial and compliance-related matters, including third-party program, trainings and investigations, public affairs, M&A and trade compliance.

Martin also served as senior compliance counsel–Latin American and Caribbean at Tyco International and also functioned as deputy general counsel for Tyco Flow Control, a Tyco business unit, in Latin America, managing all commercial, labor and M&A matters. He was also senior corporate counsel and senior corporate compliance manager at Oracle in matters including international anticorruption, anti-boycott laws and SOX compliance during a period of explosive growth.