Annette Cortes-Arcelay

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Annette Cortes-Arcelay
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

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787-767-8660

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Annette Cortés-Arcelay is a Limited Member of the Firm and member of the Litigation and Trial Practice Department of Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC. Ms. Cortés Arcelay has experience litigating at both trial and appellate court levels. She concentrates on complex civil and commercial litigation, distributorship, franchising and representation related suits and disputes, government procurement processes and contracts, construction defects claims and facilities related disputes, civil rights, and administrative and appeal proceedings.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2005
  • Puerto Rico, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico, 2003

Education

  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • LL.M. - 2008
  • University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • J.D. - 05/2002
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1999
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Honor Roll, Social Sciences Department
    • Major: Political Sciences

Published Works

  • Comparing the HRC and the Inter-American System, The International Litigation Committee Quarterly, American Bar Association, 27:1, Fall, 2010

Representative Cases

  • CMI v. Municipality of Bayamón, 410 F. Supp 2d 61 (D.P.R. 2006)
  • Wylie v. Stipes, 595 F. Supp 2d 179 (D.P.R. 2009)
  • Rafael Rodríguez Barril, Inc. v. Conbraco Industries, Inc., 619 F. 3d 90 (1st Cir. 2010)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colegio de Abogados, Member, 2003 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Adsuar Muñiz Goyco Seda & Pérez-Ochoa, P.S.C., Associate, 2008 to 2010
  • O’Neill & Borges, Associate, 2003 to 2007
  • Puerto Rico Supreme Court, Law Clerk to Associate Justice, 2003
  • Axtmayer, P.S.C., Associate, 2002 to 2003

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English