Carla gained both trial and appellate litigation experience in a wide range of matters as a judicial clerk in the federal courts, and has extensive academic preparation in the areas of environmental and land use law. Carla focuses her practice on general commercial, and complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on health law, distribution franchise law and title insurance litigation. She has represented and advised clients in matters before both state and federal courts, as well as in local administrative proceedings.
Carla received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Yale University in 2005. She then graduated magna cum laude from the Law School of the University of Puerto Rico in 2008, where she was also Editor-in-Chief of the University of Puerto Rico Law Review. Upon graduation, Carla completed a two-year term as law clerk to the Honorable Judge Gustavo A. Gelpí of the U.S. District Court, Puerto Rico.
In 2011, Carla obtained her LL.M. degree from Columbia University, graduating as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She focused her studies in Environmental and Land Use Law and performed additional coursework in Real Estate Finance and Construction Law. During her year at Columbia, she worked as research aide at Columbia's Center for Climate Change Law, and interned at the Natural Resources Defense Council's New York Urban Program.
Prior to joining our firm, Carla served a one-year term as Law Clerk the Hon. Juan R. Torruella of the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, where she gained invaluable experience in appellate litigation.