Overview

In a legal career spanning almost three decades, Carl Schuster has handled over a thousand litigation matters and tried in the neighborhood of two-hundred cases before all forums. He has numerous published opinions before the U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. He concentrates his practice on employment law in its broad sense, representing and advising clients on matters related to:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Privacy issues
  • Wrongful termination
  • Retaliation

Carl has experience in traditional labor law and has handled numerous unfair labor practice cases, representation hearings, union election campaigns, and post-election procedures. His litigation experience includes non-labor matters, such as commercial arbitration disputes, contracts law, constitutional law, toxic torts, defamation and workplace accident matters. In addition, he is active in all areas of preventive counseling as well as structuring employment law training programs.

Carl has authored articles and regularly lectures on labor and employment topics before the Puerto Rico Bar Association, the Chamber of Commerce, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Pharmaceutical Industry Association, the Association of Labor Relations Practitioners, and the Council on Education in Management, amongst others. He frequently presents client seminars and has been a guest speaker for the Puerto Rico Judicial System Training Institute.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law and Litigation sections

American Bar Association

Member

Federal Bar Association

Member

Defense Research Institute

Member

Puerto Rico Bar Association

Member

Organizing Committee - Biannual Labor Law Conference

Interamerican University Law School

1999-2015

Former President

Labor and Employment Law Division

Puerto Rico Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

2018 Littler Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

April 19, 2018
Second Annual Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

August 18, 2016
Littler Global Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

August 20, 2015

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Modalities and Jurisprudence

First Annual Labor Law Symposium, Society for Human Resource Management, Puerto Rico

March 6, 2014

Education

  • J.D., University of Puerto Rico, 1984
  • B.A., University of Puerto Rico, 1981cum laude

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Bar Admission

Puerto Rico

Courts

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