Jorge C. Pizarro García

Capital Member

After graduating from law school, Mr. Jorge Pizarro worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Francisco Rebollo López at the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.

Then, for over 26 years, Mr. Pizarro has counseled employers on the full range of labor and employment law issues, including handling Union campaigns, collective bargaining, development of employee handbooks and effective personnel policies and procedures, dealing with drug and alcohol abuse and testing, conducting effective investigations of sexual harassment complaints and employee misconduct, matters covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, compliance with wage and hour issues.

He has tried and won numerous employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and unjust termination lawsuits for employers. He has vast experience in the healthcare industry representing many of Puerto Rico’s premier hospitals and healthcare service providers, as well as the Puerto Rico Hospital Association in matters that range from employment law to contract and compliance.

He also represents employers in labor arbitration proceedings under collective bargaining agreements, union decertification and administrative proceedings before the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other government agencies.

Bar Admissions


  • Puerto Rico Bar, 1990
  • United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 1990
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1990
  • United States Supreme Court, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships


  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Labor Relations Practitioners
  • Asociación Nacional de Notarios
  • Puerto Rico Board of Examiners (1992-Present)
  • Court of Appeals for Sports (Affiliated to the Olympic Committee of Puerto Rico), Judge
  • Committee for AIDS Legislation (Affiliated to the Puerto Rico Department of Health)

Engagements

Mr. Pizarro was a professor at the Labor Relations Master’s Degree Faculty of the Interamerican University and for the Certification of Senior Professionals in Human Resources for the Society of Human Resources Managers (PHR/SPHR). He is an Associate Judge of the Sports Arbitration and Appeals Court of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee.

Mr. Pizarro is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and seminars, and has authored several articles for publication in professional journals. He was also member of the University of Puerto Rico Law Review, 1988-1989, and author of:

La Libertad Académica Institucional en el Derecho Constitucional, 7-3 Forum 29 (1991).

Co-Author of El Síndrome de Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida Contagia el Mundo de las Relaciones Obrero-Patronales, U.P.R. Law Review Vol. LVII No. 4, 1989.

El Sida en Puerto Rico, Acercamientos Multidisciplinarios, una Perspectiva Legal, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Instituto de Estudios del Caribe, 257 (1991).

Co-Author of La Ley Número 2 y las Reclamaciones de Daños y Perjuicios: el Uso y Abuso de un Derecho no Concedido, 7-1 Forum, 29 (1992).