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Sonia I. Torres Pabón

Head of the White Collar and Corporate Investigations Group
in the Puerto Rico Office
"A reputable and trusted lawyer. "

With over 25 years of experience as an attorney, Sonia has successfully represented companies and individuals investigated or charged with white collar crime. She also assists companies navigating complex compliance issues, and has conducted hundreds of internal investigations for companies in LATAM and PR. 

Bar admissionsPuerto Rico
CourtsUnited States District Court for the District of Puerto RicoUnited States Court of Appeals for the First CircuitSupreme Court of the United States


As a former federal prosecutor Sonia has a unique understanding of the regulatory landscape, an advantage she leverages while conducting thorough internal investigations across Latin America and Puerto Rico. This experience is invaluable in defending companies against charges like bribery, FCPA violations, and other financial crimes, where her prosecutorial insight often makes a decisive difference.
  • Spanish
  • English
  • J.D., Inter American University of Puerto Rico 1986 cum laude
  • J.D., Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico 1990


The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Recommended, Puerto Rico Dispute Resolution and Bankruptcy (2023-2024)
Other recognitions
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico for Criminal Defense, Litigation, and Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice (2020-2023)
  • "Lawyer Of The Year" by Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico for Criminal Defense (2021, 2023)
  • International Advisory Expert, White Collar Crime Award Winner in Puerto Rico (2022)
  • Global Corporate INTL Global Award in White-Collar in Puerto Rico (2022)
  • Global Law Experts (2022)


  • Speaker, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Esat Coast White Collar Seminar (2023)

Prior Experience

  • Naval Judge Advocate, Former Chief of the Criminal Division for the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Puerto Rico

Memberships And Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Attorneys
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association
  • Federal Bar Association- PR