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Thaïs Passerieu dit Jean-Bernard

Thaïs Passerieu dit Jean-Bernard

San Juan, Puerto Rico
787-759-8000 (Ext. 2122)

Mrs. Thaïs Passerieu dit Jean-Bernard is an Associate in the Litigation and Trial Practice division of Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC. Her practice includes general civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, and international private law. She advises and represents clients in civil matters such as contractual and tort disputes, among others, and intends to focus her practice in trademark and copyright litigation.

Mrs. Passerieu is French-Puerto-Rican, and is fluent in French, English and Spanish.  With a Master’s Degree in Translation, a Degree in French Literature from the Sorbonne in Paris, a Bachelor’s in Music and over eight years of experience as a professional translator, conference interpreter and language specialist, she brings a multi-cultural as well as multidisciplinary background to the Firm.

She was also a Senior Editor of the University of Puerto Rico Law Review, Puerto Rico’s must renowned legal journal, and will be actively involved in editing the Firm’s Blog, compiling articles of interest for the clients of our various practice areas.  Ms. Passerieu also has experience working with consular and international matters, resulting from her experience as a volunteer with the Honorary Consulate of France in Puerto Rico.


Areas of Practice

  • Commercial litigation
  • Civil litigation
  • Contractual disputes
  • Torts
  • Product liability
  • International private law
  • Property and mortgage law
  • Intellectual property litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico, 2014


  • University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2013
    • Law Review: University of Puerto Rico, Senior Editor, 2011 - 2013
  • University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus , San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • M.A., Master of Arts - 2010
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Outstanding mention on thesis
    • Honors: 4.0 GPA
  • University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2007
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Université Paris IV-Sorbonne
    • Diplôme Universitaire d’Études Générales, Lettres Modernes - June, 2003

Published Works

  • “In personam jurisdiction, the internet and minimum contacts: challenges for Puerto Rico in the twenty-first century: Trans-Oceanic Life Insurance v. Oracle Corporation”. (Original in Spanish: “Jurisdicción sobre la persona, internet y contactos mínimos: retos para Puerto Rico en el siglo veintiuno: Trans-Oceanic Life Insurance v. Oracle Corporation.”) 82 REV. JUR. UPR __(2013)
  • “Brief respite for Small and Medium Businesses”, article in Puerto Rico Business Developments Numb. 79, Nov. 2011, Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, PSC
  • “First Circuit enforces rule of the National Board of Labor Relations Board finding that an overly broad company confidentiality provision constitutes a violation to Section 8 of the NLRA”, collaborated in article for the Federal Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section monthly update-1st Circuit, June 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Two-time recipient of the Academic Merit and Outstanding Performance Scholarship, granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research of the University of Puerto Rico.
  • Recipient of the Puerto Rico Distinguished Youth Award, Puerto Rican Youth Commission- Puerto Rico UNESCO Association award, San Juan, PR

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, Member, 2014 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Animal rights advocacy, 2010 - Present
  • Arts advocacy and grant application writing, 2007 - Present


  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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