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Angel Berberena - San Juan, PR

American International PlazaSuite 1500250 Munoz Rivera Avenue San Juan, PR 00918

Updated: 04/25/2024

San Juan Employment Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Angel Berberena is a Capital Member of the Firm with over 25 years of experience as a practicing trial attorney in general, commercial and labor/employment litigation. Substantial experience in multimillion-dollar and complex litigation cases.

Experience in construction, real estate, retail, healthcare, insurance, food/beverage, financial/legal services, and pharmaceutical industries...

Angel Berberena is a Capital Member of the Firm with over 25 years of experience as a practicing trial attorney in general, commercial and labor/employment litigation. Substantial experience in multimillion-dollar and complex litigation cases.

Experience in construction, real estate, retail, healthcare, insurance, food/beverage, financial/legal services, and pharmaceutical industries. Commercial experience includes litigation, arbitration and mediation involving breach and interpretation of contracts; corporate and partnership disputes including valuation, stock and asset purchases, due diligence, dissolutions, violations to corporate or partnership agreements, and breach of fiduciary duty; insurance and financial claims including coverage, payment and collections; damages and personal injury.

Focus on labor and employment includes all areas of labor/employment law and personnel practices including wrongful termination, workplace/sex harassment, bullying, discipline, disability, accommodation, leaves, employee benefits and compensation, discrimination (race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, and marriage, orientation and others), affirmative action, retaliation, privacy, protective orders, wage and hour, leaves of absence, ERISA, OSHA, domestic violence in the workplace, executive employment contracts, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), labor reform, independent contractor disputes, misclassification, special employment covenants (non-compete, non-solicitation, IP transfers, etc.), separation agreements, maternity, retaliation, Title VII, whistleblower, workplace investigations, reductions in force, reorganizations and closings.

Active litigation, arbitration and mediation before local and federal administrative and judicial forums, including the Federal Court for the District of Puerto Rico, Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Puerto Rico Supreme Court, Puerto Rico Court of Appeals, Puerto Rico Court of First Instance, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), United States Department of Labor (US-DOL), Puerto Rico Anti-discrimination Unit (PR-ADU), Puerto Rico Department of Labor (PR-DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA and PR-OSHA), and other administrative agencies.

Regular lecturer on legal and labor/employment topics, including compliance and training.

About Angel Berberena

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Capital Member

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Practice Areas

  • Employment Litigation 60%
  • Labor and Employment Counseling and Training 20%
  • General Litigation 10%
  • Administrative Litigation 10%

Litigation

  • 80%

Representative Clients

  • Alice Lee v. Schering-Plough; 2003 US App. Lexis 26449; First Circuit; 2003
  • Nestor Gonzalez v. Scherin; 2002 PR App. Lexis 1534; Court of Appeals; 2002

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2000

Other Affiliations

  • Private Arbitrator and Mediator, 2007.
  • Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico; Member; 1990 - 2008.
  • Certified Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 2019.
  • American Bar Association; 1999 - 2008.
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, 2011.
  • Interamerican Bar Association, 2002-Present.
  • Member and frequent speaker, Association of Labor Relations Practitioners, 1999.
  • Member and Speaker, National Finance Industry Employment Law Committee (NFIELC) 2017.

Classes and Seminars

  • Labor & Employment; Adecco/NBI/National Retail; 1999 - 2008
  • Corporate and Practical Training; Inhouse; 1999 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • General Pro Bono Litigation; 1998 - 2008

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1998
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 1995
    B.S.
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Finance

Articles

Published Works

  • Employment Laws in Puerto Rico (Contributor), Intl Labor and Emplyment Laws, 2001
  • Legal Aspects of Hiring and Wrongful Termination, National Business Institute, 1998

Office Information

Address

American International PlazaSuite 1500250 Munoz Rivera Avenue San Juan, PR 00918

Fax

  • (787) 767-9333

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