By Brendan O'Brien
Jan 31 (Reuters) - Employment law firm Jackson Lewis has
opened an office in San Juan, Puerto Rico, its first location
outside of the continental United States.
The firm said in a statement that the Puerto Rico office
allows it to extend its geographic reach and will serve as a
gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America.
"We are thrilled to be the first U.S. employment boutique to
'plant the flag' in the Commonwealth and are optimistic about
our long-term prospects," said Jackson Lewis chairman Vincent
Sara Colon-Acevedo will join Jackson Lewis as a partner
based in Puerto Rico. She received her undergraduate and law
degrees from the University of Puerto Rico and a masters of law
from Harvard University.
Juan Felipe Santos, a graduate of the school of industrial
and labor relations at Cornell University and the University of
Puerto Rico School of Law, will join her as of counsel in the
Jackson Lewis has 750 attorneys in 51 offices nationwide.
Last week the firm announced a new office in Grand Rapids,
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