Gabriela Dávila Micheo

Gabriela Dávila Micheo: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Biography

Gabriela Davila Micheo is an Associate in the San Juan, Puerto Rico, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice, counseling employers on compliance with state and federal employment law, and the defense of claims in all stages of litigation in wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, reasonable accommodation, wage and hour and leave-related claims before Puerto Rico state and federal courts, as well as administrative forums.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Davila Micheo served for almost two years as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Gustavo A. Gelpi, United States District Judge for the United States District of Puerto Rico. Before her clerkship, Ms. Davila Micheo was an Associate in the Labor and Employment Law Department of a leading full-service law firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

While attending law school, Ms. Davila Micheo completed summer courses in the Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Dret, worked in various law firms as a summer associate and part-time law clerk, and served as the President of her graduating class. Early on, she identified labor and employment matters as a substantive area of interest, placing particular attention in her curriculum to courses in discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation and union practice.

During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Davila Micheo played in the Women's Varsity Tennis Team and led her team to a Conference Championship, as team Captain. She played at the Division I collegiate level, while also attaining commendable academic results. Ms. Davila Micheo was the first female in the University to receive All-MAAC Conference Honors in Varsity Tennis, and formed part of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. A competitive tennis player and all-around athlete, Ms. Davila Micheo offers a valuable multidisciplinary and well-rounded background.

Publications

November 21, 2016

Top Eight Guidelines to Litigate Employment Claims under Puerto Rico's Unique Summary Proceeding

A litigation trap that can ensnare unwary employers who may be sued in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a piece of employment legislation that allows expedited proceedings: Law No. 2 of October 17, 1961 (“Law No. 2”), as amended, known as the “Law for the Summary Proceeding of Employment Claims.”Law No. 2...

June 3, 2016

Election Year in Puerto Rico: Employee Rights

For Puerto Rico, the general elections, and June 5th primaries, are fast approaching. This means that every employer in Puerto Rico needs to be aware of their employees' voting rights, especially since voter turnout is historically very high.In Puerto Rico, general elections are held every four years, the first Tuesday...

February 5, 2016

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Scolds Employer for Interfering with Working Mother's Breastfeeding Rights

Emphasizing that Puerto Rico legislation protects employees' breastfeeding rights in the workplace and that maternity enjoys special judicial protection in the Commonwealth's legal framework, the Puerto Rico Supreme Court has ruled that employers, public and private, regardless of their circumstances, must provide a “...

In the News

November 20, 2015

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity Committee Newsletter

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2015. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events the firm has...

Areas of Practice (1)

  • General Employment Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
787-522-7312  Phone
787-522-7306  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com/people/gabriela-d-vila-micheo
University Attended:
Fairfield University, B.S., cum laude, International Business and Finance, 2009
Law School Attended:
University of Puerto Rico Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
Year of First admission:
2013
Admission:
2013, Puerto Rico; 2013, U.S., District Court, District of Puerto Rico
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Activities

•Bar Association of Puerto Rico
•Federal Bar Association

Languages:
French; Spanish
ISLN:
923228933

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