Mónica Schiaffino has been practicing labor law for almost two decades and is an experienced litigator and advice lawyer. She has extensive experience with implementation of pension plans; coordinating and implementing labor structures dealing with expatriates; employee and business transfers; internal labor regulations and compliance; employee handbooks, policies and employment contracts; incentive plans; confidentiality agreements; conducting due diligence and compliance investigations; and labor restructuring and collective bargaining agreements.

Mónica has co-authored several important articles, which have appeared in various renowned publications, and she frequently speaks at labor law conferences. She has participated as coordinator in the preparation of several handbooks regarding individual and collective dismissals in the Americas.

Prior to joining Littler Mexico, she was a consultant and litigator at two other major law firms in Mexico. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Founding Member

Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa (ANADE), The Labor Group of The Querétaro Chapter


Asociación de Ejecutivos de Relaciones Industriales (AERIAC)


Named, Best Lawyers in Mexico©


Named, Labour and Employment

Chambers Latin America


Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

2012-2013, 2015, 2016

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers in Mexico


Named, Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers



News, Analysis & Press

How to Deal with Internal Investigations in Mexico

ACC Docket

July/August 2016

Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits - Mexico

Getting the Deal Through

June 1, 2016

Pensions & Retirement Plans 2016

Getting the Deal Through

May 1, 2016

Top Ten: Labor Restructuring in Mexico

ACC Connections

January 13, 2016

Top 10 Considerations when Outsourcing in Mexico

ACC Legal Resources

April 20, 2015

Employment Of Expatriates In Mexico

Corporate LiveWire

May 1, 2014

Outsourcing in Mexico: Best Practices

Association of Corporate Counsel

March 24, 2014

IP assumes responsibility for benefits


February 27, 2014

Energy reform attracts more companies


February 27, 2014

The Labor and Employment Specialists


October 28, 2013

Prepare for an STyPS inspection


September 12, 2013

Protecting employers’ trade secrets and confidential information in Mexico

Practical Law, A Thomson Reuters Legal Solution

September 1, 2013

IMSS Exposed

El Norte

August 1, 2013

Request your paternity leave


July 8, 2013

The IMSS Limits Maternity Leave

El Norte

July 3, 2013

Mexico’s Labor Law Reform: A Step in the Right Direction

Thomson Reuters’ Latin American Law & Business Report

February 1, 2013

Rule of Law Index

The World Justice Project

2010 and 2011

Labour and Employment Benefits: Mexico

Practical Law Company


Making a difference for entrepreneurs - Mexico

Doing Business

The World Bank Group


Reforming through difficult times - Mexico

Doing Business

The World Bank Group



Doing Business

The World Bank Group


How to reform - Mexico

Doing Business

The World Bank Group


Creating jobs - Mexico

Doing Business

The World Bank Group


How to Deal with Expatriates

International Bar Association

Books & Book Chapters

  • Pensions & Retirement Plans - Mexico, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research Ltd., chapter co-author, 2013 and 2014
  • Labour & Employment, Mexico, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research Ltd., contributing author, London UK, 2007-2011
  • International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook, co-author: Oscar De La Vega, Kluwer Law International BV, Netherlands, 2010
  • Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law, contributing author, BNA and American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Inaugural Europe Conference - Germany


November 10, 2016

Latin America Conference

Miami, FL

October 28, 2016

Second Annual Mexico Conference - Mexico City

México City

October 5, 2016

Second Annual Mexico Conference - Monterrey

Nuevo León, C.P.

October 4, 2016

Segunda Conferencia Anual en México - Monterrey

Nuevo León, C.P.

October 4, 2016

The Cross-Border Conundrum: How Can Multinationals Centralize Their HR Data to Comply with the Multitude of International Data Protection Laws?

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 5, 2016

Littler Global Mexico Conference

México City

November 11, 2015

Littler Global Primera Conferencia en México y Monterrey

Nuevo León, C.P.

November 10, 2015

Littler Global Mexico Conference

Nuevo León, C.P.

November 10, 2015

Littler Global Central America Conference

San José

October 29, 2015

Littler Global Peru Conference


September 23, 2015

Littler Global Colombia Conference


September 10, 2015

Doing Business in Mexico

San Jose, CASan Francisco, CAWalnut Creek, CA

January 29, 2015

Compliance and Liability Prevention on Global Level

San Jose, CASan Francisco, CAWalnut Creek, CA

January 29, 2015

Global Data Privacy and Security

San Jose, CASan Francisco, CAWalnut Creek, CA

January 29, 2015

The 2014 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TX

August 14, 2014

Labor Law in Texas

México CityHouston, TXDallas, TX

June 20, 2014

Preventing Workplace Harassment in a Global Workforce

Global Employer Institute

Littler Mendelson, Washington D.C.

November 8, 2012

North American Law on Anti-Corruption, Cross-Border Enforcement and Discovery Issues

International, Business/Corporate & Intellectual Property sections - San Diego County Bar Association

October 23, 2012

Anti-Corruption - Local Legislative Developments and Coordinated Global Compliance Enforcement: The New Challenges for Global Employers

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012

Pension dynamics in Latin America

World Pension Summit, Amsterdam, NL

November 4, 2011

Ageing, how does the world deal with this challenge?!

World Pension Summit, Amsterdam, NL

November 3, 2011

Pensions in an ageing world: A Global Comparison

World Pension Summit, Amsterdam, NL

November 2, 2011


  • Advanced Law Degree, Centro de Estudios de Actualización en Derecho, 2007
  • Law Degree, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, MX, 2004 With Honors


  • Spanish
  • English

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