Perspectiva General

Lourdes C. Hernández-Venegas practices in all areas of employment law, is an accomplished litigator, and advises clients in all areas, including business restructuring and benefits issues. She chairs Schuster Agulió’s Employee Benefits and ERISA Litigation Practice Group and has achieved extraordinary success litigating employee benefits matters, in addition to her successful litigation practice in other areas of employment law.

Prior to entering private practice, Lourdes served as judicial clerk to the Hon. Carmen Rita Vélez Borrás, where she gained extensive experience in issues dealing with injunctive relief and other equitable remedies. She has taught research and writing to first year law students at the University of Puerto Rico.

At Harvard, Lourdes was active in public service programs, including serving as the director of the Inner-City Outreach Summer Program. In 1994, she received the Stride Rite Prize for Outstanding Public Service for her body of public service work.

Lourdes actively participates in non-profit organizations dedicated to promoting Puerto Rican culture and folkloric arts. She performs with the Gracimá dance group and teaches dance at the Caridad Brenes de Cepeda School of Bomba and Plena.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias

Member

Puerto Rico Bar Association

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections

Federal Bar Association

Member

Defense Research Institute

Member

Employee Benefits Institute of America

Director

Caridad Brenes de Cepeda School of Bomba & Plena Dance

Instructor

Caridad Brenes de Cepeda School of Bomba & Plena Dance

Educación

  • J.D., University of Puerto Rico, 1998cum laude
  • B.A., Harvard University, 1994cum laude

Idiomas

  • Spanish
  • English

Admisión de la barra

Puerto Rico

Cortes

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico