Isabel Torres is attorney of McConnell Valdés LLC. She concentrates her litigation practice on intellectual property, securities arbitrations, media and entertainment, and healthcare liability.
Mrs. Torres-Sastre, who is ranked in the Intellectual Property field by the renowned international publication Chambers & Partners in its Latin America Guide, litigates and counsels clients across diverse industries on trademark, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising, right of publicity, and related commercial matters.
Her securities practice, which includes arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, has allowed her to develop unique skills within this particular litigation niche in Puerto Rico.
Mrs. Torres-Sastre was part of the Practice in a ground breaking case, González-Oyarzún v. Caribbean City Builders, where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued a per curiamopinion holding that the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is “not constitutionally required to provide a jury trial in civil cases” under the Seventh Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
She joined the Firm as an Associate in 2010. Prior to that, she was a Summer Associate in 2008 and 2009 and later a Law Clerk of the Litigation Practice Group. While in law school Mrs. Torres-Sastre was one of the Founding Members and Managing Editors of the University of Puerto Rico Business Law Journal, as well as Editor for volumes seventy-seven through seventy-nine of the University of Puerto Rico Law Review.
In 2010 she published “Litigating the Gray Market: An Intellectual Property Approach to Curtailing Parallel Imports” in the University of Puerto Rico Business Law Journal.
- Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
- Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- B.S., Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, 2007
- J.D., University of Puerto Rico Law School, 2010
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