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Leia Organa
123 Fake Street | City, State, Zip Code Cell: 000-000-0000 | Home: 000-000-0000 | email@gmail.com


Summary
Innovative and successful lawyer with 25 years of experience in developing and executing highly creative case strategies in labor and employment law. Tenacious litigation attorney exuding confidence in the court room and leveraging excellent argumentation techniques to boost case winnings. Strong track record of tackling difficult cases with favorable outcomes with ability to handle several cases at the same time. Well-versed in working with diverse perspectives and efficiently resolving case issues through mediation and risk management initiatives. Thrive in high pressure environments requiring independence, versatility and flexibility. Exceptional presentation and writing skills. Bilingual in English and Spanish.


Key Skills
Corporate Litigation Litigation Management Persuasive Briefs Mediation and Settlement Agreements Research and Investigations Human Resources Labor Law Audits Client Relations


Accomplishments
Successfully negotiated numerous wage and hour claims filed against companies obtaining a favorable outcome for the companies. Prevailed in various appellate cases and made jurisprudence in [name of case] which reached the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. Established reputation as speaker for various associations and for the continuing education program of the Supreme Court. Played key role on Advisory Committee of the Interamerican University of Law for annual Employment Law Conference.


Experience
Attorney January 2004 to Current Marta D. Masferrer San Juan , PR Render legal counseling to clients, representing companies such as Coca Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers, Nabisco, Seven Up Bottling Co and Kraft General Foods. Provide legal counseling and services to other law firms, including Miguel A. Maza & Assoc, Schuster Aguilo, Faccio Pabo-Roca and Jose A Tulla Esq. Advise clients in matters related to local and federal employment laws regarding establishment of new corporations, plant closings, downsizings, mergers and acquisitions. Perform full gamut of legal functions, including conducting labor-related investigations, assessing cases, facilitating audits, preparing discovery process and dispositive motion and court litigation. Investigate complaints of retaliatory and discriminatory employment practices. Address contract-specific matters during case and precedent research. Analyze employer policies, procedures and work rules to ensure full compliance and administer audits to verify actual assets and liabilities. Strategically cross-examine witnesses in court, draft standard jury instructions and institute judicial and extra-judicial labor related proceedings. Attorney August 1992 to December 2003 Aponte Pedraza Law Offices San Juan, PR Provided counseling and litigation services in the labor and employment law area, as well as prepare personnel documents for clients. Advised clients of rights, offered extensive case status and developed litigation strategies for each case. Conducted legal research and facts investigation for case litigation. Drafted and amended complaints and necessary motions and propounded discovery documents such as form interrogatories. Initiated dialogue among all parties and participated in status and settlement conferences. Reviewed and negotiated legal documents and filed appeals in state and federal courts.

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