Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz

Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Biography

Pedro Jaime Torres-Diaz is a Principal in the San Juan, Puerto Rico, and in the Miami, Florida, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He also serves as President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. His practice concentrates in employment discrimination and wage and hour counseling and litigation exclusively on behalf of employers, both in Florida and Puerto Rico.

Mr. Torres-Diaz has extensive trial experience before both federal and local courts and administrative forums in Puerto Rico and Florida. He has also successfully defended employers in all types of administrative hearings before local and federal agencies. Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Torres-Diaz was a Partner in the Labor and Employment Law Department of a leading law firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he resided and practiced law for eight years.

Throughout his practice in Puerto Rico, Mr. Torres-Diaz was a frequent and featured speaker on many subjects in the Labor and Employment Law field, in seminars for clients and for organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management and the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce. Since arriving in Miami, Mr. Torres-Diaz has continued to participate as speaker on many topics related to workplace law, both for clients and other organizations in Florida and elsewhere. Mr. Torres-Diaz has also written articles on legal developments in Puerto Rico, one of which was published in the American Bar Association's The International Employment Lawyer.

During his undergraduate studies, he completed an Internship in European Business in the Ecole Europeenne des Affaires in Paris, France. After completion of his undergraduate studies, Mr. Torres-Diaz worked as a fiscal analyst in the corporate headquarters of McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri. After his graduation from law school, he clerked for Honorable Aida M. Delgado-Colon, United States Magistrate-Judge (now Chief United States District Judge), at the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Mr. Torres-Diaz is fluent in Spanish and English, and conversant in French.

Additional Trial Experience

In addition, Mr. Torres-Diaz has first- or second chaired several trial matters for diverse clients in Puerto Rico and Florida, including:
Cruz et al. v. Ethicon (Court of First Instance - Puerto Rico; donning-and-doffing wage claim by 11 plaintiffs)
Martinez v. Ethicon (Court of First Instance - Puerto Rico; disability discrimination claim)
Garcia v. Clorox Commercial Company of Puerto Rico (U.S. District Court - Puerto Rico; national origin discrimination claim)
OneSource Facility Servs. v. Mosbach (U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida; restrictive covenant matter)
Stewart v. DaimlerChrysler Financial Services (U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida; race discrimination claim dismissed). He has also successfully defended employers in all types of administrative hearings before local and federal agencies.

In the News

April 6, 2017

PBS

Pedro Torres-Diaz in his Capacity as HNBA President, Comments on the Organization's Commitment to Advocating for Issues Important to Latinos

Pedro Torres-Diaz in his capacity as HNBA President, comments on the HNBA's commitment to advocating for issues important to Latinos on Horizonte with host Jose Cardenas.Subscription may be required to view video

March 27, 2017

Miami Herald

Pedro Jaime Torres-Diaz Authors Reach out - U.S. isolationism a useless policy

Pedro Jaime Torres-Diaz authors Reach out - U.S. isolationism a useless policy, published by Miami Herald.

March 7, 2017

Jackson Lewis

Guillermo Escobedo Returns to Jackson Lewis in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA (March 7, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principal Guillermo A. Escobedo has returned to the firm's San Diego office from Ogletree Deakins, where he was a Shareholder. Mr. Escobedo adds to Jackson Lewis more than a decade of employment...

(Also at Miami, Florida Office)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • International Employment Issues
  • Corporate Diversity Counseling
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Compliance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305-577-7600  Phone
305-373-4466  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com/people.php?PeopleID=1082
University Attended:
Washington University, B.S.B.A., 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Puerto Rico School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1996
Year of First admission:
1997
Admission:
1997, Puerto Rico and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1998, U.S. District Court, Central District of Puerto Rico; 2006, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Activities

•Hispanic National Bar Association (President-Elect, 2015-2016; General Counsel, 2011-2013)
•American Bar Association (Employment Law, Litigation, and International Law sections)
•Bar Association of Puerto Rico
•The Florida Bar
•Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
•Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida

Languages:
French; Spanish
Birth Information:
1969
Reported Cases:
Published Decisions: Rivera-Velazquez v. Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Ins. Co., 750 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2014) (affirming dismissal of age discrimination, breach of contract and Fair Credit Reporting claims); Bettis v. Toys R Us, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123664, December 30, 2009 (S.D. Fla.) (summary judgment in favor of employer in pregnancy discrimination claim); OneSource Facility Servs. v. Mosbach, 508 F. Supp. 2d 1115 (M.D. Fla. 2007) (restrictive covenant matter); Soler v. Tyco Electronics, 268 F.Supp. 2d 97 (D.P.R. 2003) (age discrimination claim); and Ramon Jimenez et al. v. General Instruments / NextLevel, 170 D.P.R. 14 (2007)
ISLN:
913052905

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