- NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, NEW YORK, NY
LL.M, May 2013
- UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF LAW, SAN JUAN, PR
J.D., Magna Cum Laude, May 2012
GPA 3.91; Class Rank: Top 3%
Honors: Honor Tuition (2009-2012) . Dean’s List (2009-2012) . Associate
Director, University of Puerto Rico Law Review (2011-2012) . Top admission
index to the University of Puerto Rico School of Law among more than 300
- UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, SAN JUAN, PR
B.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Economics and Finance Major, May 2009
GPA: 4.0; Class Rank: Top 1% (highest rank)
Honors : Overall Class Top Graduate (2009). Dean’s Recognition Award (2009), Leadership Award (2009) . Top Graduate Award of the Economics, Finance, and Business Communications (English & Spanish) Departments (2009) . Banco Popular Foundation Academic Excellence Award (2005) . José Jaime Pierluisi Foundation Scholarship (2006-2009). Rafael Carrión, Jr. Award (2009) . Universia of Puerto Rico Academic Achievement Award (2009). Honor Tuition (2005-2009)
- GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE, COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO
Municipal Judge, December 2016 – Present
Preside court proceedings and resolve controversies on matters delegated to the Municipal Court by the Judiciary Act of Puerto Rico and other statutes including, but not limited to, civil matters in which the amount in controversy, legal claim, or the value of the property in dispute does not exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000), including debt collection and evictions; issuance of protective orders for the protections of minors, domestic abused victims, stalking victims; issuance of orders for involuntary mental evaluation and treatment. In criminal procedure, matters that include the determination of probable cause and the issuing of arrest or summons, and search and seizure warrants, and the adjudication on the establishment and posting of bonds in felony and misdemeanor cases, in pre-trial procedural phases.
PUERTO RICAN ACADEMY ON LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE
Executive Director, August 2015 – December 2016
Conduct day-to-day activities of the organization, including leading projects and initiatives, and planning and overseeing conferences and other events as directed the President and the Board of Academicians. Assist the President of each Committee of the Academy to move forward specific tasks such as research projects, specific evaluation of legislative bills, drafting and submittal of reforms for current law, and fundraising activities. Conducted administrative and financial duties, including budgeting, cash flow planning, and fundraising.
- ECONOMIC SOCIETY OF FRIENDS OF PUERTO RICO
Legal Counsel, August 2015 – December 2016
Advice management and the Board of Directors on legal issues such as general Corporate Law, Regulatory and Tax Compliance, and Employment Law. Assist to develop strategic approaches, including working with external stakeholders, to attract companies looking to invest in Puerto Rico, including in areas such as tax and government incentives for certain industries and commercial activities in Puerto Rico.
- GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT BANK FOR PUERTO RICO
Senior Aide , October 2013 – August 2015
Senior aide to the Executive Vice-President and Director of Administration, Operations, and Comptrollership & Member of the Property Committee. Directly oversaw the execution of real estate transactions, implemented regulatory recommendations, drafted regulations internal policies and procedures, and performed legal and non-legal research in areas of Administrative Law, Government Procurement, Regulatory Compliance, and Contracts. Administrative tasks included the supervision of projects, drafting of internal and external communications, including memoranda to the Board of Directors.
- PROF. FRANCO FERRARI, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, NEW YORK, NY
Research Assistant, January 2013 – May 2013
Researched on issues regarding Commercial Law, Conflicts of Law, international sales, and international commercial arbitration. Translated and edited foreign court cases for compilation and distribution through an online database sponsored by the Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law at NYU Law School.
- PROF. ANTONIO GARCÍA-PADILLA, UPR SCHOOL OF LAW, SAN JUAN, PR
Research Assistant, January 2010 – June 2012
Researched on legal topics on Commercial Law, Tax Policy, Civil Procedure, and Legal Education for local and international published articles. Edited academic materials for publication in Puerto Rico and abroad. Conducted research about the accomplishments of the University of Puerto Rico from 2001 to 2009 and its impact in the economic and social development of Puerto Rico.
- LEGAL AID CLINIC, UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF LAW
Practitioner- Section of Juvenile and Misdemeanors, August 2011 – May 2012
Represented low-income clients in misdemeanors criminal proceedings or cases in the juvenile justice system. Prepared motions, reports, questionnaires, legal memoranda, and legal arguments for court proceedings in the Puerto Rico Court of First Instance and the Juvenile Court. Interviewed prospective clients and provide recommendations about prospective cases.
- O’NEILL & BORGES LLC, SAN JUAN, PR
Summer Associate, Summer 2011
Conducted legal research on Commercial Law, Corporations, Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property, and Bankruptcy. Drafted internal and external communications.
- OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO, SAN JUAN, PR
Intern, January 2008 – June 2008
Researched topics of federal public policy issues as requested by the Advisor of the Governor for Federal Affairs. Explored new opportunities of federal grant programs for government agencies.
- OFFICE OF SENATOR KEN SALAZAR, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Intern , September 2007- December 2007
Researched public-policy issues related to immigrations, Hispanic affairs, the judiciary, and small business. Prepared memoranda, letters, press releases, transcripts and talking points.
- UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO LAW REVIEW
Author, Modelos de regulación gubernamental de las organizaciones sin fines de lucro: Una visión comparada, 82 REV. JUR. UPR. 1109 (2013).