John’s practice focuses on advising on regulatory and enforcement trends affecting Limited English Proficiency consumers. He counsels clients on a variety of issues including state foreign-language disclosure laws, fair lending, and unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP). Currently, he assists with managing the operations of Spanish legal review for a global financial services firm and banking institution.
As a native Spanish speaker, John regularly uses his language skills to assist clients whose legal needs require Spanish fluency. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, he practiced complex commercial litigation in Puerto Rico, where he made court appearances in many procedural phases, including dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, managing discovery, trial preparation, and appeals and petitions for certiorari.
John obtained his Juris Doctor from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Law and was the recipient of the Raúl Serrano-Geyls award for CLAVE Law Review’s most outstanding writer. He also earned a Master of Laws from Duke University School of Law.
Selected for inclusion into the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2020