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Rica López de Alós

Income Member, Labor & Employment Law Practice Group
787.250.2632 | rla@mcvpr.com

Biography

Ms. López de Alós concentrates her practice in general labor and employment law litigation in local and federal courts, arbitration, and consulting. She also has experience in civil and commercial litigation, having been an associate of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group for almost four years.

She has been involved in numerous merger & acquisition transactions for various types of industries, assisting clients in the drafting and negotiation of employment related provisions tailored to Puerto Rico, transfer of employees’ requirements and transition processes involved. She coordinates and supervises eight attorneys and one paralegal who assist clients in all aspects of labor & employment related issues within their merger & acquisition transactions, including statutory and regulatory requirements of businesses that start operations in Puerto Rico, as well as the regular course of business related requirements and filings.

Ms. López de Alós, who frequently assists international banking entities established in Puerto Rico with labor and employment matters, has extensive experience in conducting internal labor and employment related audits to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.

She was a member of the Puerto Rico Bar Association's Special Committee for the Revision of the Puerto Rico Ethics Code. She teaches the Rules of Professional Conduct review course for the Federal Bar exam, and regularly lectures  on local and federal rules of professional conduct, and other subjects related to professional ethics. 

Before she became an attorney,  she enjoyed a distinguished career as a journalist, concentrating in medical research, culture and art. From 2001 to 2009 she was the Editor in Chief of Labor Perspectives, the Labor & Employment Law quarterly newsletter that provided general information concerning labor and employment law matters.

Representative Cases

Some of her representative cases and transactions include:

  • Osvaldo Nieves Martínez et als. V. General Instruments, Inc. y/o Next Level, Corp., 2010 PR App. LEXIS 1646 KLAN20100000276 (April 30, 2010): Affirming partial dismissal of claims in wage and hour case involving 124 plaintiffs.
  • Montalvo-León v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Co., WL 2905350, (D. Puerto Rico, September 24, 2007): Dismissal, on summary judgment , of age discrimination in employment action. Magistrate’s favorable report and recommendation.
  • Marrero v. Schindler Elevator Corp., 494 F.Supp.2d (D. Puerto Rico, June 11, 2007): Dismissal, on summary judgment, of age discrimination in employment action.
  • Representing Haemonetics Corporation in the acquisition of Pall Corporation, 2012.
  • Representing Aramark Uniform and Career Apparel LLC in the acquision of AmeriPride Services, Inc. (Edis’ Industrial Laundry), 2010.
  • Reorganization of Motorola’s corporations in Puerto Rico, 2009.
  • Representation of Kaman Industrial Technologies in the acquisition of Industrial Rubber & Mechanics, Incorporated, 2008.
  • Representation of Klosterman Baking of PR in the acquisition of Pan Pepín, Inc., 2004.
  • Assisting AMERITEL Puerto Rico LLC with the labor and employment aspects of its commencement of local operations, 2012.
  • Assisting Koman Propper LLC with the labor and employment aspects of its commencement of local operations, 2010.
  • Assisting EMCOR Facilities Services (PR), Inc./ Viox Services Inc. with labor and employment aspects of its commencement of local operations, 2010.
  • Assisting The Coding Source P.R. LLC/Altegra Health, Inc. with the labor and employment aspects of its commencement of local operations, 2009.

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B.A., Magna Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico's School of Public Communication

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

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