Overview

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.

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

News, Analysis & Press

Littler Global Guide - Puerto Rico - Q2 2020

Global Guide Quarterly

July 23, 2020

Littler Global Guide - Puerto Rico - Q1 2020

Global Guide Quarterly

April 15, 2020

Littler Global Guide - Puerto Rico - Q3 2017

Global Guide Quarterly

October 12, 2017

Speaking Engagements

Benefits in the Time of COVID: What Now?

Webinar

May 29, 2020

Facing COVID-19 Challenges: Practical Guidance for Puerto Rico Employers

Webinar

April 6, 2020

2019 Puerto Rico Conference

San Juan, PR

April 12, 2019

When the Smoke Clears: Preparing the Workplace for the Legalization of Cannabis in North America

San Francisco, CA

January 2019

An Ounce of Prevention

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

2018

2018 Littler Puerto Rico Conference

San Juan, PR

April 19, 2018

Puerto Rico New Tax Relief Measurements in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and María

January 9, 2018

2017 Littler Global Puerto Rico Conference

San Juan, PR

April 7, 2017

Second Annual Puerto Rico Conference

San Juan, PR

August 18, 2016

Littler Global Puerto Rico Conference

San Juan, PR

August 20, 2015

Understanding Puerto Rico

GELAC

2015

Puerto Rico’s Top 10

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

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