Perspectiva General

Mariela Rexach is an experienced federal litigator with outstanding command of federal civil procedure and evidence, who practices in all areas of employment law. She has actively participated in several major cases before the U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She has over 50 published federal cases and an outstanding summary judgment record. She has also successfully tried numerous cases before Puerto Rico courts and regularly appears before administrative forums.  

Mariela counsels employers in all employment matters, with particular expertise in the areas of harassment, reasonable accommodation and leaves of absence. She regularly provides her clients with human resources training in performance management meant to minimize and manage litigation risk.

After graduating from law school, and before joining Schuster LLC, she served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Juan M. Pérez-Giménez of the U. S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico. During law school, she served as associate and senior editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


American Bar Association


Federal Bar Association


Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico Chapter


Member, Committee to Revise Local Rules

U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico



Fellow, William T. Fontaine

University of Pennsylvania


Fellow, John Woodruff Simpson

Amherst College


Named, The Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico©



  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1997
  • B.A., Amherst College, 1994cum laude


  • Español
  • Inglés

Admisión de la barra

Puerto Rico


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