Antonio L. García is Partner at ECIJA’s Labor Law and Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Arbitration practice areas, and has a professional experience of more than 16 years in advising Puertorrican and international companies in said areas. He focuses on various areas of labor and employment law and regularly advises clients on a wide array of employment issues, such as, among others, employment terminations, employee discipline, reductions in force, internal investigations, and temporary employees. A trial attorney by nature, Mr. Garcia still regularly advises employers on the drafting and review of employment manuals, and the implementation and administration of employment policies.
Mr. García, who is an experienced litigator, has successfully defended hundreds of cases, at both trial and appellate levels. Matters have included Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, harassment and discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and labor management arbitration. Representative opinions include Bermudez v. Kelly Services, 815 F. Supp. 2d 475 (D.P.R. 2011), Martínez Burgos v. Guayama Corp., 656 F.3d 7 (1st Cir. 2011), José Méndez Jiménez, et al. v. Carso Construcción de Puerto Rico, 2019 TSPR 99 and Cruz-Gonzalez v. Pep Boys, 169 D.P.R. 829 (2007).
He holds a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College as a William H. Gray Scholar and a Juris Doctor., magna cum laude, from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he served as a member of the law review. A member of the Puerto Rico Bar Association, Mr. Garcia is admitted to practice before the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Antonio speaks Spanish and English.