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Nereida Melendez-Rivera

Deputy Office Managing Partner

"A lawyer of lawyers."


Nereida is a former prosecutor specializing in conducting high-stakes investigations across Latin America and the Caribbean. She is fluent in English and Spanish with a working knowledge of Portuguese. She is known for navigating through the complexities of high-corruption environments successfully spearheading hundreds of inquiries for multinationals. According to clients, her strengths lie in the unveiling critical insights and distilling them into clear, concise reports readily comprehensible to both legal professionals and business stakeholders.

Bar admissionsPuerto Rico
CourtsSupreme Court of the United StatesUnited States District Court for the District of Puerto RicoUnited States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


Investigations in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic dealing with potential corruption, violations of policies and conflicts of interest.

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • J.D., University of Michigan
    Winner of the Jane L. Mixer award
  • B.A., Grand Valley State University 1980


The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Recommended, Puerto Rico Dispute Resolution and Bankruptcy (2023-2024)

Prior Experience

Before joining the firm, Nereida was a founding partner at a Puerto Rican law firm as well as a litigation partner at a major local firm. She additionally served as the Chief of the White Collar Crime division at the US Attorney's Office for Puerto Rico.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Puerto Rico Bar Association