Sara E. Colón-Acevedo (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Sara E. Colón-Acevedo (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Sara E. Colón-Acevedo

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Licensed for 23 years

Serving San Juan, PR (view address)

Sara E. Colón-Acevedo

Serving San Juan, PR (view address)

About Sara E. Colón-Acevedo

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… Read more

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.

Publications

May 23, 2017

New Puerto Rico Labor Department Religious Accommodation Regulations Effective May 25

The Employment Law Reform enacted earlier this year in Puerto Rico introduced a local requirement to accommodate an employee’s observance of religious practices or beliefs. (See our article, Top 20 Things You Should Know About the Proposed Puerto Rico Employment Law Reform.) The law directed the Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of...

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 Act, House...

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...

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November 20, 2015
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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... Read less

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Areas of Law

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

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Credentials

Position

Principal

Admission Details

Admitted in 1996, Puerto Rico
2000, New York
2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
2000, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico

Law School Attended
University of Puerto Rico Law School

Class of 1995
J.D.
magna cum laude

Harvard Law School
Class of 1998
LL.M.

University Attended

University of Puerto Rico
Class of 1991
B.A.
magna cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1969
1969

Associations & Memberships

Professional Associations and Activities

•New York State Bar Association

Languages
Spanish


Attorney FAQs

Is this attorney admitted to practice in any U.S. Federal Courts?
Sara E. Colón-Acevedo is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
Does this attorney speak any other languages?
Sara E. Colón-Acevedo speaks Spanish.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Jackson Lewis P.C. has 845 attorneys at this location.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Sara E. Colón-Acevedo attended Harvard Law School and University of Puerto Rico Law School.
What year was this attorney's law firm established?
Jackson Lewis P.C. was established in 1958.

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