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Yahaira de la Rosa-Algarín

Counsel, Litigation Practice Group
787.250.2626 | yda@mcvpr.com

Biography

Her practice includes general civil and commercial litigation before the Puerto Rico and federal district courts, as well as arbitration disputes before FINRA.

Throughout her career Ms. De la Rosa-Algarín has handled a wide variety of matters including consumer class action, construction, medical malpractice, aviation, bids & procurement, administrative, and securities litigation and arbitration. She also has an extensive local appellate experience having successfully represented clients before the Puerto Rico Supreme Court in constitutional, property and professional responsibility cases.

She has represented Fortune 500 companies, broker-dealers, and some of the largest businesses in Puerto Rico, including two of the largest U.S. and Puerto Rico brokerage firms in arbitration cases following the Puerto Rico bond market turmoil. She also represents one of the principal U.S. consumer lending institutions before the Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Affairs and state courts.

Prior to joining McConnell Valdés, she clerked for the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. During law school in Puerto Rico, she served as research assistant to Professor Luis Aníbal Avilés-Pagán.

Ms. De la Rosa-Algarín obtained law degrees from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; the University of Puerto Rico Law School and the Universitat de Barcelona, making her the only attorney in Puerto Rico with law degrees from the United Kingdom, Spain, and Puerto Rico.

She has published the article “Instrumentos Híbridos Financieros”, Revista El Fisco, Revista nº 153, Barcelona, España.

Representative Cases

  • Member of the team in Brau, Linares v. E.L.A. de Puerto Rico, 190 D.P.R. 315 (2014), a constitutional law case in which the Puerto Rico Supreme Court held unanimously in favor of the firm’s client.
  • Member of the team in Watchtower Bible v. Mun. Dorado I, 192 D.P.R. 73 (2014), a landmark property law case in which the Puerto Rico Supreme Court recognized the existence of privately owned roads in Puerto Rico. The firm represented various hotel developments in Puerto Rico.
  • Member of the team in In re Wolper, 189 D.P.R, 292 (2013), an unauthorized practice of law case where the Puerto Rico Supreme Court found in favor of the firm’s clients, out-of-state attorneys that appeared on behalf their client in a dispute being heard before FINRA.
  • Member of the team representing the Colegio de Tecnólogos Médicos de Puerto Rico in Lillian Gordo v. Colegio de Tecnólogos Médicos, KLAN201600074, KLAN201600162, in which the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of the compulsory membership of all medical and clinical laboratory technologists under the Colegio de Tecnólogos Médicos de Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Supreme Court denied issuing the writ of certiorari.
  • Member of the legal team in Jusino Rosario v. Bio-Medical Applications of Arecibo, Inc., KLAN201601825, in which the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals confirmed the trial court decision granting the firm’s client summary judgment against a $2 million medical malpractice claim.

Practices

Bar Admissions

Education

NBA, Magna Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico, 2005

BA in Law, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2007

Joint Law Degree, Magna Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico and Universitat de Barcelona, 2010

MA University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2013

Memberships

Puerto Rico Bar Association

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