Luis D. Ortiz-Abreu

Luis D. Ortiz-Abreu

Capital Member
Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone:
(787) 759-4110
(787) 759-8000 (Ext. 2227)
Fax:
(787) 474-2323
Email:

Luis D. Ortiz-Abreu is a Capital Member of the Firm and member of the Labor and Employment Law Department. He is one of the Firm’s liaisons at International Lawyers Network, an association of 91 high-quality, full-service law firms with over 5,000 lawyers worldwide.  Mr. Ortiz-Abreu counsels and represents employers and individuals (management) of the private sector before the National Labor Relations Board; U.S. Department of Labor; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; O.F.C.C.P.; and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. At the local administrative level, he represents management before the Puerto Rico Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor and Human Resources; Bureau of Conciliation and Arbitration; the Industrial Commission (under the Workmen's Accident Compensation law); Anti-Discrimination Unit; Bureau of Employment Standards; Office of Mediation and Adjudication; and Unemployment Insurance Bureau. His professional practice encompasses mediation and arbitration of labor-management controversies and collective bargaining; as well as extensive experience in defense litigation practice in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico and the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in labor and employment  matters such as wages and hours; disciplinary suspensions or dismissals; RIFs and reorganizations; plant closings and successor employers; employment discrimination defense for age; gender; disability; sexual harassment; national origin; social condition; political ideas; pregnancy leave rights; and other similar protected categories.

 

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1977

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • J.D. - 1976
  • University of Puerto Rico Faculty of Social Sciences, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1972
    • Major: Sociology / Anthropology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Puerto Rico Bar Association, Attorney-Notary Public, 1977 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, 1977 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1978 - Present
  • Labor Relations Practitioners Association, 1977-present, Member - Board of Directors, 1990-1995
  • Puerto Rico's Manufacturers Association, 1977 - Present
  • Member Labor Legislation & Human Resources Work Group, 2006 - 2008

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish