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Andrés W. López

 

The Law Offices of Andrés W. López, P.S.C.

Physical Address:

207 Del Parque Street

Third Floor

San Juan, PR 00912

Tel.

(787) 641-4541

Fax.

(787) 641-4544

E-mail address:

andreswlopez@yahoo.com

 

 

Andrés W. López is the founder of The Law Offices of Andrés W. López, P.S.C. in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  He previously worked as a Senior Associate at Fiddler González & Rodríguez, LLP in San Juan, and as an Associate at Hill & Barlow, P.C. in Boston.  He also served as a former law clerk to the Honorable George A. O’Toole, Jr., United District Judge for the District of Massachusetts, and to the Honorable Jay A. García-Gregory, United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico.  Mr. López received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1992 and his J.D. from the Harvard Law School in 1995.  

Mr. López concentrates his practice on civil and commercial litigation, primarily before the federal courts.  His experience includes the representation of Volvo Car Corporation as appellate counsel in three appeals stemming from a $129 million civil RICO jury verdict against Volvo.  After briefing and argument, the First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the judgment in its entirety and directed entry of judgment in Volvo’s favor.  Mr. López also represented the Governor of Puerto Rico in a multi-million dollar federal constitutional case brought by a Puerto Rico newspaper and various related companies resulting from the government’s decision to cancel advertising placements.  The case settled prior to trial.  One of his most recent trial experiences involved the representation (hired two weeks before trial) of nine police officers accused of federal civil rights violations resulting from the shooting death of a young man.  After a two-month trial, the jury declared itself hopelessly deadlocked and the Court declared a mistrial.   

 Mr. López has a record of active participation in activities involving the Hispanic community.  Most recently, he organized a meeting between Michael S. Greco, President of the American Bar Association, members of the federal judiciary in Puerto Rico, and the President of the FBA-Puerto Rico Chapter.  He currently holds the position of Director in the Puerto Rico Chapter’s Executive Board, and has taught federal jurisdiction and appellate practice courses (for the FBA’s Bar Review course) for the past six years.  Last year, Mr. López received a presidential-level appointment to the Board of the American Bar Association’s Diversity Center, the latest in a string of appointments that dates back to the year 2000.  As a leader in the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), Mr. López conceived and produced the first-ever Hispanic Internet Summit, a three-day national conference held in San Juan.  He has held the positions of HNBA Executive Board member, Regional President (in Puerto Rico), and Deputy Regional President (in Boston).  He currently serves as Co-Chair of the committee that will host the HNBA’s upcoming 2007 National Convention in San Juan.  Mr. López is also a Founder and former Executive Board member of the Harvard Latino Law Review.  In 2000, he spearheaded a campaign that helped the HLLR’s become an official publication of the Harvard Law School.  Currently, he serves on the HLLR’s Advisory Board.

Mr. López is married and has two sons.

 

 

 

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