Overview

Mariela Rexach is an experienced federal litigator with outstanding command of federal civil procedure and evidence, who practices in all areas of employment law. She has actively participated in several major cases before the U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She has over 50 published federal cases and an outstanding summary judgment record. She has also successfully tried numerous cases before Puerto Rico courts and regularly appears before administrative forums.  

Mariela counsels employers in all employment matters, with particular expertise in the areas of harassment, reasonable accommodation and leaves of absence. She regularly provides her clients with human resources training in performance management meant to minimize and manage litigation risk.

After graduating from law school, and before joining Schuster Aguiló, she served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Juan M. Pérez-Giménez of the U. S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico. During law school, she served as associate and senior editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Federal Bar Association

Director

Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico Chapter

2000-2002

Recognition

Fellow, William T. Fontaine

University of Pennsylvania

1994-1997

Fellow, John Woodruff Simpson

Amherst College

1994

Speaking Engagements

2017 Littler Global Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

April 7, 2017
Second Annual Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

August 18, 2016

Keynote Speaker, Employment Law Section Breakfast Meeting

Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 91st Annual Conference, San Juan, PR

August 9, 2016
Littler Global Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

August 20, 2015
Setting up Shop in Puerto Rico: What You Need to Know

July 15, 2015

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1997
  • B.A., Amherst College, 1994 cum 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