Miguel Rivera

McConnell Valdés LLC

$ $$$

Avenida Luis Muñoz Rivera 270
San Juan 00918 San Juan PR

Mr. Miguel Rivera-Arce is an accomplished labor and employment law attorney with a record of outstanding results for employers, including multinational companies and domestic industry leaders.

His practice concentrates on diverse topics, including wrongful termination, employment discrimination, labor unions, wages and hours, retaliation, sexual harassment, violation of constitutional rights, defamation, and other employment-related contracts and torts.

He has ample experience in union representation, labor arbitration and collective bargaining agreement negotiations. He has managed and litigated close to 100 labor arbitration cases, with an outstanding record in favor of his clients. He has also managed multiple wage and hour collective and class actions.

Mr. Rivera-Arce, who is ranked as one of Puerto Rico’s Leading Attorneys in the Labor & Employment Law field by the renowned international publication Chambers & Partners in its Latin America Guide, actively litigates labor and employment lawsuits in local and federal courts, both at trial and appellate levels.

He has also successfully represented clients in numerous types of administrative proceedings before local and federal agencies such as the E.E.O.C., the N.L.R.B., the U.S. Department of Labor, the P.R. Department of Labor, the P.R. Anti-Discrimination Unit, the P.R. Office of Mediation and Adjudication, and the P.R. Bureau of Conciliation and Arbitration.

As a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Team, Mr. Rivera-Arce provides legal counsel to clients during startups, acquisitions, mergers and closings of operations. As a member of the Hospitality Practice Team, he caters to the special legal needs of the tourism and food services industries.

His practice focuses as well on preventive counseling and compliance in all areas of labor and employment law, including: internal audits and investigations; company reorganizations; leaves and accommodations; company trainings; and preparation of company policies and employee manuals. He also regularly serves as a featured speaker at public forums and symposiums on many topics related to employment law.


  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit


  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Tufts University, 2000
  • J.D., University of Puerto Rico Law School, 2003


  • Puerto Rico Bar Association
  • Tufts Alumni Association


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