Marta L. Rivera-Ruiz

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Non-Equity Partner | Labor and Employment Department

Mrs. Marta L. Rivera-Ruiz is a trial attorney and a Non-Equity Partner of the Firm, with more than 15 years of experience. She is part of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Department and is a member of the Firm’s Strategic Planning Committee. Mrs. Rivera-Ruiz has represented employers, both in the private and public sector, in all issues regarding labor and employment before administrative agencies, state, and federal courts, at trial and appellate level. Mrs. Rivera-Ruiz serves as counsel for local and international clients in human resources, labor and employment matters. She also represents international clients in litigation related to commercial use of trademarks and brand names before the federal courts. Mrs. Rivera-Ruiz actively assists the Firm’s Litigation Department in issues that involve drafting of opinions, as well as commercial and civil litigation.

Before joining the Firm in 2004, Mrs. Rivera-Ruiz worked as Law Clerk to Puerto Rico Supreme Court Associate Justice, Hon. Francisco Rebollo-López, and, later, as Law Clerk for United States District Court Judge, Hon. Daniel R. Domínguez, with both, responsible for conducting extensive legal research, drafting of legal memoranda and of opinions. As a law student, she interned with United States District Court Judges Hon. Salvador E. Casellas and Hon. Daniel R. Domínguez.

Mrs. Rivera-Ruiz obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Inter American University School of Law, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, and formed part of the school’s Dean’s List from 1997-2000. As a law student, Mrs. Rivera-Ruiz worked as teacher assistant to Prof. Migdalia Fraticcelli and Prof. Luis Sánchez Caso. During law school, she formed part of the National Association of Law Students, and the of the School’s Federal Bar Chapter. Mrs. Rivera-Ruiz holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis, 1997, where she was a member of the John M. Olin School of Business Dean’s List from 1994-1997.

Mrs. Rivera-Ruiz was admitted to the Puerto Rico Bar in the year 2001, after obtaining a 99.2% percentile passing score (first ten scores) at the Puerto Rico Bar examination, year 2000. She is also admitted to practice in the Federal Courts and in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Mrs. Rivera-Ruiz is a current member of the Puerto Rico Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association (Puerto Rico Chapter), the American Bar Association, the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association of Labor Relations Practitioners, Puerto Rico Chapter.

    • Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law, San Juan, PR, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2000
    • Washington University, St. Louis, MO, B.S.B.A., 1997

    • Puerto Rico Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association
    • American Bar Association

    • Puerto Rico Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • The Association of Notaries of Puerto Rico

    • Association of Labor Relations Practitioners, Puerto Rico Chapter

    • English and Spanish

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