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Jackson Lewis Ranked in Chambers Latin America 2024

SAN JUAN, PR (August 25, 2023) Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce that its San Juan office and attorneys Juan Felipe Santos and Sara E. Colón-Acevedo have received band rankings in the Chambers Latin America Legal Guide 2024

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our work in Puerto Rico by one of the industry’s most commissioned legal guides,” said Firm Chair Kevin Lauri. “Since joining the firm in 2013, Juan and Sara have established reputations as some of the most trusted and reliable employment attorneys in the region. This achievement speaks to the quality of legal solutions they provide that makes Jackson Lewis stand apart from other firms.” 

Chambers Latin America recognizes attorneys who have completed superior work in key jurisdictions. The recipients are decided by an evaluation of research completed for the publication of the 2024 Latin America Chambers Guide. Attorneys are then ranked based on industry knowledge, counsel and client services.  

Juan serves as both the managing principal and litigation manager of the firm’s San Juan office. He has successfully represented employers in litigation before federal and Puerto Rico courts, including jury trials. Juan represents clients through all phases and types of federal and local labor and employment lawsuits and administrative matters, ranging from individual charges and cases to broad-scale collective and class actions regarding wage and hour disputes, employment discrimination and harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, statutory leaves of absence, welfare benefits (ERISA), Railway Labor Act, defamation, non-compete covenants and other employment-related torts. 

Juan provides legal advice to management on human resources compliance issues and policy matters spanning the entire employment life cycle, from the hiring, discipline and termination of employees, including drafting of employment manuals and policies and the development of strategies for effective liability mitigation. Juan also has experience providing legal advice to companies establishing operations in Puerto Rico and conducting due diligence employment law audits.  

Juan earned his B.S. from Cornell University and his J.D. from the University of Puerto Rico Law School.  

Sara is a principal in the firm’s San Juan office. Her practice focuses on employment discrimination and wage and hour law counseling and litigation on behalf of employers in Puerto Rico local and federal courts. She has extensive trial experience before both federal and local courts and administrative forums in Puerto Rico. She also has experience defending employers facing collective wage and hour class actions. 

Sara also has more than 15 years of experience offering preventive advice to clients, developing and revising policies, and giving seminars to clients on different areas in the Employment Law field. 

Sara earned her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Puerto Rico and her LL.M. from Harvard Law School. 

The San Juan office can be reached at (787) 522-7305. 

About Jackson Lewis  
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.

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