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Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz

Principal
San Juan

P 305-577-7600
F 305-373-4466
Pedro.Torres-Diaz@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz is a Principal in the San Juan, Puerto Rico, and in the Miami, Florida, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He also serves as President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. His practice concentrates in employment discrimination and wage and hour counseling and litigation exclusively on behalf of employers, both in Florida and Puerto Rico.

Mr. Torres-Díaz has extensive trial experience before both federal and local courts and administrative forums in Puerto Rico and Florida. He has also successfully defended employers in all types of administrative hearings before local and federal agencies. Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Torres-Díaz was a Partner in the Labor and Employment Law Department of a leading law firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he resided and practiced law for eight years.

Throughout his practice in Puerto Rico, Mr. Torres-Díaz was a frequent and featured speaker on many subjects in the Labor and Employment Law field, in seminars for clients and for organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management and the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce. Since arriving in Miami, Mr. Torres-Díaz has continued to participate as speaker on many topics related to workplace law, both for clients and other organizations in Florida and elsewhere. Mr. Torres-Díaz has also written articles on legal developments in Puerto Rico, one of which was published in the American Bar Association's The International Employment Lawyer.

During his undergraduate studies, he completed an Internship in European Business in the Ecòle Europèenne des Affaires in Paris, France. After completion of his undergraduate studies, Mr. Torres-Díaz worked as a fiscal analyst in the corporate headquarters of McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri. After his graduation from law school, he clerked for Honorable Aida M. Delgado-Colón, United States Magistrate-Judge (now Chief United States District Judge), at the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Mr. Torres-Díaz is fluent in Spanish and English, and conversant in French.

Published Decisions

  • Rivera-Velazquez v. Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Ins. Co., 750 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2014) (affirming dismissal of age discrimination, breach of contract and Fair Credit Reporting claims)
  • Bettis v. Toys R Us, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123664, December 30, 2009 (S.D. Fla.) (summary judgment in favor of employer in pregnancy discrimination claim)
  • OneSource Facility Servs. v. Mosbach, 508 F. Supp. 2d 1115 (M.D. Fla. 2007) (restrictive covenant matter)
  • Soler v. Tyco Electronics, 268 F.Supp. 2d 97 (D.P.R. 2003) (age discrimination claim); and Ramon Jimenez et al. v. General Instruments / NextLevel, 170 D.P.R. 14 (2007)

Additional Trial Experience

In addition, Mr. Torres-Díaz has first- or second chaired several trial matters for diverse clients in Puerto Rico and Florida, including:

  • Cruz et al. v. Ethicon (Court of First Instance – Puerto Rico; donning-and-doffing wage claim by 11 plaintiffs)
  • Martínez v. Ethicon (Court of First Instance – Puerto Rico; disability discrimination claim)
  • García v. Clorox Commercial Company of Puerto Rico (U.S. District Court – Puerto Rico; national origin discrimination claim)
  • OneSource Facility Servs. v. Mosbach (U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida; restrictive covenant matter)
  • Stewart v. DaimlerChrysler Financial Services (U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida; race discrimination claim dismissed). He has also successfully defended employers in all types of administrative hearings before local and federal agencies.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Hispanic National Bar Association (President-Elect, 2015-2016; General Counsel, 2011-2013)
  • American Bar Association (Employment Law, Litigation, and International Law sections)
  • Bar Association of Puerto Rico
  • The Florida Bar
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida

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September 28, 2017
Daily Business Review

Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz Comments on the Status of Puerto Rico and the Firm's San Juan Office

September 28, 2017

Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz comments on Jackson Lewis' Puerto Rico office after Hurricane Maria in "Q&A: Jackson Lewis Principal Pedro Torres-Diaz On the Practice of Law in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria," published by the Daily Business Review. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

June 30, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q2 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

June 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the second quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

April 30, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

April 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

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