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Yuriria Mascott

Legal Consultant
Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.


Yuriria Mascott joined Baker McKenzie as a legal consultant in April 2019. Prior to this, she worked as the undersecretary of transportation of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT), appointed by the President of Mexico. She has also worked as the general director of the Mexican Postal Service, has headed up the acquisitions department and supply management of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and has held advisor positions for the Airports and Auxiliary Services Administration (ASA) and the SCT.

Yuriria has also worked in several law firms, some of which specialize in criminal law and in aeronautical and corporate law. She was also a member of the Corporate Legal Consortium, S.C.

Practice Focus

Yuriria focuses on public service and public contracts. She executed the largest infrastructure program to modernize transportation and improve connectivity, has participated in bilateral air agreements as well as the enactment of the first reform to railway law in years and has chaired a number of boards for large organizations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented the Federal Commission of Electricity (CFE) on acquisition contracts for goods and services for 12 years.
  • Represented CFE in the formalization of contracts closed with providers for goods and services for 12 years.
  • Defended CFE's interests in contentious proceedings filed by participants in public bids.
  • Represented CFE's contractual interests in conciliation proceedings and alternative methods for dispute resolution.
  • Defended CFE's interests by establishing termination administrative proceedings due to breach of contract. 
  • Represented and served as legal administrator of the Mexican Postal Service (SEPOMEX) for two years. 
  • Formulated the SEPOMEX budget in compliance with budget, financial and accounting legislation.
  • Defended SEPOMEX's interests in an administrative termination trial for the most long-term contract in the history of Mexican post.
  • Represented and participated in conciliation on issues with the Main Union of the Collective Agreement, which represents more than 16,000 workers, as well as negotiation and subscription of collective and productivity agreements.
  • Negotiated and prepared the legislative reform to the Mexican Postal Service Law in order to modernize its services.

Professional Honors

  • Recognized by the Instituto de Desarrollo Empresarial and CMI International Group for participating in the workshop "Difficult Conversations" (2008)
  • Recognized by HSM (Inspiring Ideas) for participating in the Latin-American Economic Forum (2008)
  • Recognized by the Administration Management of CFE and the Centro Mexicano para la Filantropia for participating in obtaining the "Socially Responsible Business" distinction (2007)
  • Recognized by Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada for commitment to Mexico (2006)
  • Congratulated by the Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada for commitment to building a different kind of public administration: more professional, transparent, modern and innovative quality (2006) 
  • Recognized by the National Chamber of Electric Manufacture in the XXVIII Convention CANAME for actions taken toward transparency in public bidding proceedings for goods and services (2006)
  • Recognized by Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada for the development of the Internet Acquisitions System (2005)

Professional Associations and Memberships

International Women’s Forum - Member


  • Autonomous University of Coahuila (Master's Degree in Public Sector Resource Management) (2011)
  • Instituto de Desarrollo Empresarial Anahuac (Diploma on Theory and Tools of the Harvard Negotiation Project) (2008)
  • Quality Training of Mexico (Diploma on Coaching, Advice and Skills for Supervisors, Managers and Leaders) (2007)
  • Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública (Specialist in Material Resource Management) (1997)
  • Universidad Panamericana (Administrative Law) (1993)
  • Universidad Panamericana (Corporate Law) (1991)
  • Universidad Panamericana (Industrial Law Course) (1991)
  • Universidad Panamericana (Criminal Law Specialization) (1990)
  • Universidad Panamericana (Labor Law Specialization) (1990)
  • Escuela Libre de Derecho (Criminal Law Course) (1990)
  • Universidad Panamericana (Banking Law Course) (1990)
  • Universidad Panamericana (Law Degree) (1989)


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