Raquel M. Dulzaides


(787) 767-1030
(787) 751-4068


Ms. Dulzaides concentrates her practice in labor and employment law litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Puerto Rico and United States Departments of Labor. She represents employers in cases of employment discrimination, unfair labor practices, wage and hour and all other areas of labor and employment law. Many of these matters have involved successful jury trials before the United States District Court and appeals before the United States Court of Appeals. She also defended employers in numerous arbitration and mediation cases, in both federal and local forums.

She has negotiated over 40 collective bargaining agreements. Her practice also includes counseling and training employers in a wide array of industries on supervisory skills, compliance with labor and employment laws, as well as litigation prevention, union avoidance, representation drives and decertification.

Place of Birth:

Havana, Cuba

Languages Spoken:

Spanish, English and Portuguese


  • Boston College Law School
    Boston, MA
    1983, JD
  • Georgetown University
    Washington, DC
    1980, BS in Foreign Service


  • Puerto Rico Bar, 1983
  • United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 1984
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1984
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1989
  • United States Supreme Court, 2010


  • American Bar Association
  • The Association of Labor Relations Practitioners
  • Federal Bar Association


Ms. Dulzaides has been a professor of Collective Bargaining, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law at the Sacred Heart University, and is a frequent lecturer on different subjects on labor and employment law.

She has been actively involved in nonprofit cultural organizations.  Ms. Dulzaides was the President of the Board of the Puerto Rico International Film Festival and is currently the President of the Board of Directors of Opera de Puerto Rico.