Edwin J Seda-Fernández is the director of the firm’s labour and employment department. His active practice encompasses counselling and representing clients in all areas of labour and employment law. A substantial element of his practice consists of representing management in union campaigns, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, labour arbitration and proceedings before the National Labour Relations Board. Mr Seda-Fernández also defends vigorously but judiciously employers in wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, benefits, and wage and hours claims in the Puerto Rican and federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Mr Seda-Fernández has extensive experience in counselling employers in workforce reductions, business reorganisations and employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions. He has lectured extensively before commercial and professional associations, including the Puerto Rico Manufacturing Association, the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, the Council on Education in Management, the National Business Institute, the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association, the programme for professional development of the University of Puerto Rico and the Association of Labour Relations Practitioners. He has also taught courses in labour law and jurisprudence, collective bargaining and labour relations at the Business Administration Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Mr Seda-Fernández is admitted to the Puerto Rico Bar, the US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.