Mariel Y Haack joined AMG in 2005. She is currently a shareholder in the firm’s labour and employment department. Her areas of practice include representation of management before administrative agencies and in federal and Puerto Rico courts in wrongful discharge cases, discrimination suits, wage and hour and benefits claims; general counselling with clients regarding the avoidance of litigation, as well as compliance with Puerto Rican and federal labour laws, employment discrimination statutes (such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), ERISA and other laws governing various aspects of employment; appellate practice in both federal and Puerto Rican courts; and employment-based immigration, including H-1B visas for professionals and individuals with specialist knowledge; L visas for intra-company transfers for executives, administrators, professionals and individuals with specialist knowledge; E visas for treaty investors and treaty traders; and labour certifications, employment-based permanent resident petitions and naturalisation. Ms Haack’s practice also includes defending insurance claims in the area of employment practices liability. She also represents major airlines serving Puerto Rico in labour and employment matters and aviation law.
Ms Haack 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.