Sara E. Colón-Acevedo

Sara E. Colón-Acevedo: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Biography

Sara E. Colon-Acevedo is a Principal in the San Juan, Puerto Rico, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice concentrates in employment discrimination and wage and hour law counseling and litigation on behalf of employers in Puerto Rico local and federal courts.

Ms. Colon-Acevedo has extensive trial experience before both federal and local courts and administrative forums in Puerto Rico. She also has experienced defending employers facing collective wage and hour class actions.

In her more than 15 years of practice, Ms. Colon-Acevedo has developed extensive experience offering preventive advice to clients, developing and revising policies, and giving seminars to clients on different areas in the Employment Law field.

Following her undergraduate studies, Ms. Colon-Acevedo was a teacher in a private school in Puerto Rico. She decided to continue her studies and, following law school, she completed a two year clerkship at the San Juan Superior Court with Honorable Judges Carmen Rita Velez-Borras and Arnaldo Lopez-Rodriguez.

She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Published Works

• But You've Treated Others Better Than Me!: The Use of Comparative Evidence To Prove Discrimination, Arizona Employment Law Letter (September 1, 2009) [Author]
• Drafting Enforceable Noncompete Agreements, Arizona Employment Law Letter (August 1, 2009) [Author]
• Before and After: A Look at the New ADA, Arizona Employment Law Letter (April 1, 2009) [Author]
• Document Retention Issues in Employment Litigation: Steps for Avoiding Costly Mistakes, Arizona Employment Law Letter (January 1, 2009) [Author]

Publications

January 19, 2017

Top 20 Things You Should Know About the Proposed Puerto Rico Employment Law Reform

Under a new government administration, Puerto Rico employment laws will undergo the most significant transformation in decades with the expected enactment of the “Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act.”In an unprecedented but anticipated move, on January 14, 2017, the Puerto Rico House of Representatives approved the...

January 6, 2016

Governor of Puerto Rico Signs Bill to Expand Paid Sick Leave Use

The New Year began with the Governor of Puerto Rico's approval of an amendment, House Bill 695, to the Commonwealth's paid sick leave law that expands the circumstances under which non-exempt employees can use paid sick leave. The stated intent is to improve the working conditions of employees with caregiving responsibilities...

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 (5)

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail and Consumer Goods

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
787-522-7310  Phone
(787) 522-7306  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com/people.php?PeopleID=2108
University Attended:
University of Puerto Rico, B.A., magna cum laude, 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Puerto Rico Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1995; Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1998
Year of First admission:
1996
Admission:
1996, Puerto Rico; 2000, New York and U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico; 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Activities

•New York State Bar Association

Languages:
Spanish
Birth Information:
1969
ISLN:
913407279

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