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Isabel Torres-Sastre

Income Member, Litigation Practice Group
787.250.2622 | its@mcvpr.com

Biography

Mrs. Torres Sastre’s primary practice areas include general civil and commercial litigation, in federal and state courts, and arbitration, with an emphasis on intellectual property, defamation, retail, securities, telecommunications, and healthcare facility liability litigation. She is ranked as an "attorney to watch" in the Intellectual Property field by the renowned international publication Chambers & Partners in its Latin America Guide.

She joined the Firm as an Associate in 2010. Prior to that, she was a Summer Associate in 2008 and 2009 and later a Law Clerk of the Litigation Practice Group.  

While in law school Mrs. Torres-Sastre was one of the Founding Members and Managing Editors of the University of Puerto Rico Business Law Journal, as well as Editor for volumes seventy-seven through seventy-nine of the University of Puerto Rico Law Review. In 2010 she published “Litigating the Gray Market: An Intellectual Property Approach to Curtailing Parallel Imports” in the University of Puerto Rico Business Law Journal.

Representative Cases

Some of her representative cases include:

  • Santiago-Montañez v. Bio-Medical Applications of Caguas, Inc. Civil No. EDP2010-0064 (404) (Puerto Rico Superior Court – Caguas Division): In this healthcare facility tort action, Mrs. Torres Sastre was part of the litigation team which tried the case before a Superior Court Judge. The resulting verdict was only a fraction of the plaintiffs’ pre-trial settlement demands.
  • Romero Britto et al. v. Hector Figueroa Khury, et al., Civil No. 11-1856 and S. Tous S.L. v. Dionisio Acosta, et al., Civil No. 13-1383: She was part of the team that represented Romero Britto and Tous in the two largest trademark, copyright and civil counterfeiting cases filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, successfully obtaining ex-parte temporary restraining orders, seizure orders, and, eventually, judgment for plaintiffs.
  • Luar Music Corp. v. Universal Music Group, Inc., 847 F.Supp.2d 299 (D.P.R. 2012):Granting summary judgment as to time-barred copyright claims; rejecting plaintiff’s arguments under equitable estoppel doctrine.
  • Luar Music Corp. v. Universal Music Group, Inc., 861 F.Supp.2d 30 (D.P.R. 2012):Granting summary judgment as to claim seeking extraterritorial application of U.S. Copyright Act.
  • González-Oyarzún v. Caribbean City Builders, Inc. et al, 798 F.3d 26 (1st Cir. 2015): The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued a per curiam opinion holding that the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is “not constitutionally required to provide a jury trial in civil cases” under the Seventh Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and vacating the District Court’s declaratory judgment

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Education

B.S., Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, 2007

J.D., Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico Law School, 2010

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