Overview

With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Randolf Castellanos is recognized as a leading authority on labor law in Guatemala. He regularly advises domestic and foreign companies, as well as government institutions, on complex labor law and employment litigation matters.

Randolf regularly speaks at government sessions and represents the country at international labor law events. He was the representative at the first Spanish-American Forum on Labor Law and was a rapporteur at the IX Central American and Caribbean Congress on Labor and Social Security. He was a reviewer for the proposed Civil Service Law Bill for the judicial branch. In 1995 and 1996, he was appointed auditor for the elections process by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal.

Randolf is a professor and thesis advisor at Rafael Landivar University. He also serves as a thesis advisor at the University of the Istmo and the Dean of the Professional Section at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. He is a regular speaker for meetings of the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club and national conferences, such as the First Guatemalan Congress on Labor Law and Social Security and the Legal Congress of the Bar and Notary Association of Guatemala. He has been a guest panelist on television programs, such as Our World in the Morning and Faces and Voices, and radio programs, such as Labor Focus on Radio Universidad.

Prior to joining BDS Asesores and Littler Global, he was a founding partner of the law firms Castellanos, Estrada & Associates and Castellanos & Associates.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Commission of Expert Attorneys of the Chamber of Industry

Vice President

Guatemalan Association of Labor Law

Founding Member

Guatemalan Association of Labor Law

Vice-President

Guillermo Cabanellas Spanish-American Association of Labor Law, Guatemala Branch

Member

Multi-Disciplinary Commission

Childhood and Adolescence Code, Alianza Evangelica de Guatemala

Recognition

Nominated, Galvez Prize

Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala

Speaking Engagements

Sexto Foro Regional de Derecho Laboral

Panama City

September 20, 2019

Second Annual Conference in Central America

Panama City

October 12, 2016

Littler Global Primera Conferencia en México y Monterrey

México City

November 11, 2015

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 Primera Conferencia en Centroamérica

San José

October 29, 2015

Littler Global Central America Conference

San José

October 29, 2015

Towards a New Labor Culture

International Congress on Labor Law and Social Security

August 24-25, 2010

Law and Justice in the Third Millennium

Peru

1999

Education

  • Law Degree, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala

Bar Admission

Guatemala