UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF LAW, J.D., 2010
UPR Business Law Journal, Founding Member
UPR Law Review, Editor
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, B.A. in History with High Honors, 2007
Honors: magna cum laude
University Honors Scholar
Honor Thesis: New Dealing in a Colony: Rexford G. Tugwell’s Years in Puerto Rico
POPULAR, INC., San Juan, P.R. 2020 – Present
Counsel, Legal Division
Provide legal support to Popular Inc.’s M&A and Real Estate divisions, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico’s Corporate Banking Division, Popular Securities LLC and Popular Insurance LLC.
O’NEILL & BORGES LLC, San Juan, P.R. 2017 – 2020
Member, Corporate Department
Advised the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico in connection with the restructuring of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Joined O’Neill & Borges in 2017 as an associate and became a member in 2018.
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, San Juan, P.R. 2013 – 2016
Federal Affairs Advisor
Managed the Government’s efforts in Washington during Puerto Rico’s debt crisis that ultimately led to the enactment by Congress of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (“PROMESA”). Liaised with the U.S. Government, particularly the U.S. Department of the Treasury throughout Puerto Rico’s insolvency crisis and debt restructuring attempts. Assisted with the preparation of Puerto Rico’s fiscal plans, which prescribed a series of structural reforms and debt sustainability measures. Steered an industrial development project to attract an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul operation (“MRO”) of a European company.
PIETRANTONI MÉNDEZ & ALVAREZ LLC, San Juan, P.R. 2010 – 2013
Associate, Corporate Department
Worked on commercial loan workouts, public-private partnerships, acquisitions, and the development of renewable energy projects.