Katherine Gonzalez-Valentín

Katherine González-Valentín is a Senior Member at Ferraiuoli, LLC and Chair of the Labor & Employment Department. Before joining Ferraiuoli, she was a Labor & Employment Special Counsel in Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLP (2011-2004). She is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Puerto Rico (2004-2006) and worked in the Labor & Employment Department of McConnell Valdés (1999-2004) and in Shapiro & Lugo (1998).

Katherine has been an active FBA member since 1999 and was a member of the Board of the Puerto Rico Chapter between 2004-2011, where she served as Director (2004-2006), Vice President (2006-2008), President Elect (2008-09), President (2009-10) and Immediate Past President (2010-11). She currently is Editor in Chief of the Chapter’s award-wining newsletter and serves as Vice President for the First Circuit. She is also a Fellow of the Foundation of Federal Bar Association.

Katherine has focused her practice and currently manages litigation in state and federal forums and provides preventive advice and orientation to employers covering the different areas of labor and employment law including employment contracts, workplace policies and management training, discrimination, defamation, wages and hours, constitutional rights, employment privacy, wrongful discharge, Internet Law and appellate practice, among other labor related matters. She also handles administrative claims and has obtained substantial experience in federal court litigation. Katherine is also a frequent lecturer on Labor, Employment and civil procedure topics. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal, First and Ninth Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.