Jorge A. Rullán

Jorge A. Rullán is a member in the Litigation Department. He joined O’Neill & Borges in 2001, and has been in private law practice since 1996.

Jorge has represented several corporate entities (including Schindler Elevator, Emerson Process Management, Southwire Company, Marsh USA, Dywidag Systems International, the Puerto Rico Housing Department, Esso, Avatar Electronics and General Electric) in multi-million dollar tort actions, construction claims, environmental litigation, and contractual and administrative disputes in both federal and local courts. Jorge assisted Marsh USA in securing the dismissal, with prejudice, of a multi-million dollar tort and contract suit filed before the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Also, he assisted Southwire Company in securing the following rulings: Southwire Company v. Ramallo Bros. Printing, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92926 (D.P.R.)(plaintiffs sufficiently laid out a case under the CERCLA provisions and cause of action was found viable even if plaintiff had not been previously sued as a result of the contamination; RCRA claim for injunctive relief also valid); Southwire Company v. Ramallo Bros. Printing, 2008 U.S Dist. LEXIS 19250 (D.P.R.)(No dismissal of CERCLA lawsuit based on statement in criminal plea agreement.).  Further, in 2013, Jorge secured the dismissal, with prejudice, of a seven figure contractual claim filed against Heritage Environmental Services which was reaffirmed by the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals in December of 2013.

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1990
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1996

Bar Admissions

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