Carlos A. Valldejuly-Sastre

Carlos Valldejuly is a member of the Litigation Department. For 25 years, Carlos has handled substantial commercial litigation matters and class actions involving a wide array of complex legal issues at the Federal Courts, the Puerto Rico local courts and administrative agencies, and has also participated in significant commercial arbitration proceedings, including multiple securities claims before FINRA. In particular, he has extensive experience in distribution and marketing matters, predominantly in cases relating to the Puerto Rico’s dealer and sales representatives’ protection statutes (i.e., Law 75 and Law 21). Carlos’ litigation practice also covers other trade regulation areas (such as price discrimination and other antitrust issues), mass torts and environmental litigation, class actions, securities litigation, RICO, breach of contracts, among other types of commercial litigation.

Carlos has been recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the leading dispute resolution attorneys in Puerto Rico, described as “a very strategic thinker”. He takes pride in working very closely with clients to develop tailor-made strategies to achieve the desired objectives in a cost-effective manner, and also provides preventive counseling to the Firm’s clients, as appropriate. Carlos was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico in the field of Litigation, and was also named the Best Lawyers 2018 Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in San Juan.

In addition, Carlos counsels clients in the merchant community, helping major retailers address the ever-present challenges of doing business in Puerto Rico, such as: dealing with DACO regulations & consumer complaints, responding to investigations by the Department of Justice’s Office of Monopolistic Affairs, addressing issues presented by proposed legislation and regulations, and other government affairs.

Carlos has served the Firm in various capacities, including as the Firm’s Managing Partner, as a member of its Executive Committee and also as the head of the Litigation Department. Carlos is also very involved with the Federal Bar Association, having served as President of the FBA’s Puerto Rico Chapter, which is one of the largest in the U.S., and holding various positions at the National level. He is also a Fellow of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association.

Education

  • The Catholic University of America, B.A., 1989
  • Boston University, J.D., 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit