Overview

Lourdes C. Hernández-Venegas practices in all areas of employment law and is an accomplished litigator. She chairs the Schuster Agulió’s Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Employee Benefits Litigation Practice groups and has achieved extraordinary success litigating employee benefits matters.

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 Dance.

Professional & Community Affiliations

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

Speaking Engagements

2018 Littler Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

April 19, 2018
2017 Littler Global Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

April 7, 2017
Second Annual Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

August 18, 2016
Littler Global Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

August 20, 2015

Education

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