Overview

Erika Berríos-Berríos has successfully litigated labor and employment matters in both state and federal courts and administrative agencies. In addition, she has substantial experience representing employers in employment audits conducted by the federal and state agencies and has also gained ample experience representing employers in arbitration proceedings representing private and public employers.

Her experience practicing before courts and administrative agencies, including the Puerto Rico Antidiscrimination Unit, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Fair Labor Standards Bureau, has provided Erika with the ability to wisely advise her clients in making business decisions.

Erika has specific experience providing litigation defense of claims arising under the Puerto Rico Labor and Employment statutes including unjust dismissal claims, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, the American with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

She routinely counsels clients on reorganizations under the Puerto Rico legal framework, leaves of absences, employment contracts, reductions-in-force, internal investigations, disciplinary process, and compliance.

Additionally, Erika frequently conducts training programs and seminars for all levels of management in various industries in the following topics: sexual harassment in the workplace, employment discrimination, diversity and inclusion, domestic violence protocol, equal pay, internal investigations, and disciplinary and evaluation processes.

Erika’s representative clients include retailers, insurers, nonprofit organizations, public corporations, medical device companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico Chapter

Member

SHRM – Puerto Rico

Member

Labor Relations Professionals Association

Recognition

Recipient, First Place

Trial Competition

University of Puerto Rico Law School

Recipient, Highest Civil Law GPA Award

University of Puerto Rico, Law School

2008

Recipient, Highest Statistics GPA Award

University of Puerto Rico

2005

News, Analysis & Press

Littler Global Guide - Puerto Rico - Q3 2020

Global Guide Quarterly

October 22, 2020

Littler Global Guide - Puerto Rico - Q2 2020

Global Guide Quarterly

July 23, 2020

Littler Global Guide - Puerto Rico - Q3 2019

Global Guide Quarterly

October 16, 2019

Littler Global Guide - Puerto Rico - Q2 2019

Global Guide Quarterly

July 17, 2019

Littler Global Guide - Puerto Rico - Q4 2018

Global Guide Quarterly

January 16, 2019

Littler Global Guide - Puerto Rico - Q4 2017

Global Guide Quarterly

January 19, 2018

Speaking Engagements

V Conferencia Anual en Perú

Lima

September 5, 2019

2019 Puerto Rico Conference

San Juan, PR

April 12, 2019

2018 Littler Puerto Rico Conference

San Juan, PR

April 19, 2018

2017 Littler Global Puerto Rico Conference

San Juan, PR

April 7, 2017

Puerto Rico Labor Reform 2017: What You Need to Know

San Juan, PR

February 16, 2017

Education

  • J.D., University of Puerto Rico, 2008magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Puerto Rico, 2005magna cum laude

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Bar Admission

Puerto Rico

Courts

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