Victor P. Montoya: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Victor P. Montoya

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Albuquerque,  NM  U.S.A.
Phone(505) 878-0515

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Practice Areas

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Automotive
  • Financial Services
  • Gaming and Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Real Estate
University University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1981
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Davis, J.D., 1998
Admitted1999, New Mexico; 2000, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Professional Associations and Activities

Human Resource Association of New Mexico
New Mexico Bar Association
New Mexico Defense Lawyers
New Mexico State Bar, Employment & Labor Law Section Board of Directors Member and Past Chair (2012)
Society for Human Resource Management

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Victor P. Montoya is a Principal in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is a Certified Employment and Labor Law Specialist by the New Mexico State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Montoya's practice focuses on advising employers and representing them in litigation regarding federal and state laws related to employment, unemployment, wage, disability, and civil rights issues, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, the FMLA, USERRA, the New Mexico Human Rights Act, and the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act. Mr. Montoya advises employers regarding employment practices and policies, handbooks, hiring, terminations, trade secrets, and employment contracts. Mr. Montoya also practices alternative dispute resolution and received his mediator certification from the University of New Mexico, School of Law in 1999.

While attending law school, he served as Managing Editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review.

Speeches and Presentations

•“Supreme Court Roundup, ” HMRA Rapid Fire Update (Albuquerque, NM, July 24, 2015)
•“New Mexico State Law Update, ” 2015 Employment and Labor Law Institute (Albuquerque, NM, May 28, 2015)
•“Employment Law 101, ” Small Business Legal Workshop, State Bar of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM, November 19, 2014)
•“State Employment Law and Legislative Update, ” 2014 Employment and Labor Law Institute (Albuquerque, NM, October 3, 2014)
•“What's Up With GINA, ” 2014 New Mexico Labor and Employment Law Conference (Albuquerque, NM, May 29, 2014)
• Workplace Investigations 101, 2013 New Mexico Labor and Employment Law Conference (Albuquerque, NM, May 30, 2013)
• Bracing for Your Next Wage & Hour Claim, HRMA's Annual SHRM Foundation Fundraising Event and Program (Albuquerque, NM, July 27, 2012)
• 'ONYD' (Oh No, You Didn't!): Youth in the Workplace and the Law, 2012 New Mexico State Bar Annual Meeting (Albuquerque, NM, July 13, 2012)
• Screening Job Applicants Without Breaking the Law, 2012 New Mexico Labor and Employment Law Conference (Albuquerque, NM, May 24, 2012)
• New Mexico State Employment Law Update, 2011 Employment and Labor Law Institute (Albuquerque, NM, October 7, 2011)
• 'MySpace' or Your Space: Social Networking in the Workplace, Improving the Human Resource Professional/Attorney Relationship sponsored by New Mexico State Bar and HRMA of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM, April 15, 2011)


March 26, 2014

New Mexico Mandates Human Trafficking Poster for Employers

March 26, 2014

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez approved a law requiring employers to post a notice containing information about the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. The new law, H.B. 181, unanimously passed by both legislative chambers, becomes effective July 1, 2014. Employers subject to the state Minimum Wage Act must post a

December 20, 2013

New Mexico Supreme Court Holds Same-Sex Couples Allowed to Marry

December 20, 2013

The State of New Mexico “is constitutionally required to allow same-gender couples to marry and must extend to them the rights, protections, and responsibilities that derive from civil marriage under New Mexico law, ” the New Mexico Supreme Court has held in a landmark decision. Griego v. Oliver, No. 34, 306 (N.M. Dec. 19, 2013

April 15, 2013

New Mexico, Utah Curb Employers from Demanding Private Social Media Information

April 15, 2013

New Mexico and Utah are joining California, Illinois, Maryland and Michigan in limiting employers' access to social media accounts. A new law signed by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez makes it illegal for employers to request or require an applicant to provide his or her password, or demand access in any manner, to the

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August 17, 2015

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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective


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Victor P. Montoya

4300 San Mateo Blvd., N.E., Suite B260
AlbuquerqueNM 87110-1289


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