Frank L. Labrador

Angel Castillo, Jr.


Representative Cases:

    • Sierra Luciano v. Congar International Corporation, et al., 2018 WL 1725770, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59325, Civil No. 16-2008 (ADC) (D. Puerto Rico, Mar. 30, 2018)
    • Otero v. Almod Diamonds Ltd., Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91523 (S.D. Fla. June 13, 2017)
    • Doe v. Lynn Univ., Inc., Case No. 16–CV–80850, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7529, 2017 WL 237631, 27 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D123b (S.D. Fla. 2017)
    • Jacobstein v. Kenja II, Inc., Case No. 10-24419-CIV, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35094 (S.D. Fla. 2011)
    • Luis Echevarria and others v. Las Vegas Beach, Inc. and Antonio Vilarino, 2010 WL 2179747, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61107, 16 WH Cases2d 1303 (S. D. Fla. June 1, 2010)
    • Feldman v. Cutting, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108382 (S.D. Fla. 2009)
    • Grupo Televisa, S.A. v. Telemundo Communications Group, Inc., 485 F.3d 1233 (11th Cir. 2007)
    • Telemundo Network Group, LLC. v. Azteca International Corp., 957 So.2d 705 (Fla. 3d DCA 2007)
    • Americatel El Salvador, S.A. de C.V. v. Compañía de Telecomunicaciones de El Salvador, S.A. de C.V., No. 07-21940-CIV, 2007 WL 2781057 (S.D. Fla. 2007), 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32267 (S.D. Fla. 2008)
    • In re Sinaltrainal Litigation, 474 F. Supp. 2d 1273 (S.D. Fla. 2006)
    • Evelyn Rivera-Diaz v. Executive Airlines, Inc., 2006 Westlaw 126629 (D. Puerto Rico 2006)
    • Antonio Rivera Diaz v. American Airlines, Inc., 433 F.3d 120 (1st Cir. 2005)
    • Laffy v. Janssen Pharmaceutica, Inc., No. 303CV1005J12MCR, 2005 WL 2562586 (M.D. Fla. 2005)
    • Torres-Negron v. Rivera and others, Civ. 02-1729 (HL), 2005 WL 1308675 (D. P.R. 2005)
    • Falic v. Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc., 347 F.Supp.2d 1260 (S.D. Fla. 2004)
    • Santini v. Unisys Puerto Rico, Inc., 338 F.Supp.2d 254 (D.P.R. 2004)
    • Matosantos Commercial Corporation v. SCA Tissue North America, LLC, 329 F.Supp.2d 255 (D.P.R. 2004)
    • Geddes v. American Airlines, Inc., 321 F.3d 1349 (11th Cir. 2003)
    • Sinaltrainal v. Coca-Cola Co., 256 F.Supp.2d 1345 (S.D. Fla. 2003)
    • Paul Rasmussen-Skidmore and Elinor Parker-Hill v. American Airlines, Inc., 198 F. Supp.2d 131 (D.P.R. 2002)
    • Stella Angelov v. American Airlines, Case No. 02-80839-CIV, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27545 (S.D. Fla. 2002)
    • Rubin Cruz-Carrillo v. AMR Eagle, Inc., 148 F.Supp.2d 142 (D.P.R. 2001)
    • Lisa Gelabert Ladenheim v. American Airlines, Inc., 115 F.Supp.2d 225 (D.P.R.), aff’d, 252 F.3d 54 (1st Cir. 2001)
    • Marisol Adames and 93 others v. Executive Airlines, Inc., 258 F.3d 7 (1st Cir. 2001)
    • Executive Airlines, Inc. v. Van Benthuysen, 135 F.Supp.2d 146 (D.P.R. 2001)
    • Colon-Quiles v. American Airlines, Inc., 133 F.Supp.2d 151 (D.P.R. 2001)
    • Stas v. Posada, 760 So. 2d 954 (Fla. 3d DCA 1999)
    • Huertas v. Centro Cristiano de Alabanza, Inc., 717 So. 2d 625 (Fla. 3d DCA 1998)
    • Garcia v. Av-Med, Inc., 958 F. Supp. 592 (S.D. Fla. 1997)
    • United States v. Greenfield, 12 F.3d 217 (11th Cir. 1993)(First Amendment Amicus Brief)
    • Patria Publications, Inc. v. Armesto, 593 So. 2d 574 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992)
    • Resolution Trust Corp. v. Associated Investment Group, 792 F. Supp. 796 (S.D. Fla. 1991)
    • Bain v. Miller Lake Associates, N.V., 561 So.2d 1194 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)
    • Cardenas v. Bart, 549 So. 2d 1017 (Fla. 3d DCA 1989)
    • Florida Commercial Banks v. Culverhouse, 772 F.2d 1513 (11th Cir. 1985)
    • Spanish Int’l Communications Corp. v. Leibowitz, 608 F. Supp. 178 (S.D. Fla. 1985)
    • International Placement and Recruiting v. Reagan Equip. Corp., 592 F. Supp. 1252 (E.D. Wis. 1984)
    • Miami Herald Pub. Co. v. Lewis, 452 So. 2d 144 (Fla. 4th DCA 1984)
    • Tobias Knoblauch Private Bank v. Southern Aero Traders, Inc., 443 So. 2d 202 (Fla. 3d DCA 1983)
    • Chapper v. National Bank of Detroit, 422 So. 2d 1102 (Fla. 4th DCA 1982)
    • Sunshine Terminal Services, Inc. v. National Life Ins. Co., 412 So. 2d 419 (Fla. 3d DCA 1982)
    • Florida Peach Corp. of America v. Lurie, 411 So. 2d 339 (Fla. 5th DCA 1982)

Publications and Speeches:

    • "Decretos migratorios de Trump son 'discriminación por base en la religión,'” El Venezolano News
    • “Six Deadly Sins Executives Commit When Dealing with Their Employees: Legal and HR Considerations,” Presentation to ADP Resources Seminar, Miami, 2009
    • “Doing Business as a PEO in Puerto Rico,” March 2009 PEO Insider Newsletter, National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
    • “Reductions In Force: Managing the Downturn in Florida's Economy,” Presentation to Greater Miami Chapter of SHRM, 2008
    • “Employee Discipline and Discharge—Lower Your Risk of the Most Common Claims,” Presentation at Lorman Seminar, Ft. Lauderdale, 2008
    • “The Role of Employee Handbooks, Personnel Policies, Files and other Documents in Defending Employment Cases,” Presentation at Lorman Seminar, Ft. Lauderdale, 2008
    • “English Language Rules in the Workplace: How to Comply with the Law,” ACC America, Newsletter of the South Florida Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, 2008
    • “How to Obtain an Exclusive Trademark for a Perfume -Why Giorgio’s Red Couldn’t Stop Charlie’s Red,” Perfume 2000 Magazine, p. 10 (November 1995)
    • “The Sixth Amendment: Juries in a Multicultural Society,” in The Bill of Rights: 200 Years of Freedom, Special Edition, p. 17, The Miami Herald, December 1991
    • “¿Qué es la Enmienda Boland?” (“What is the Boland Amendment?”), El Miami Herald, June 14, 1987, p. 16 (in Spanish)
    • “New Law [Florida International Arbitration Act] Makes Florida Forum for Resolution of International Disputes,” Dade County Bar Ass’n Bull. (Oct. 1986)
    • “The Hague Evidence Convention: Foreign Parties Must Provide Broad Discovery in U.S. Litigation,” 60 Florida Bar Journal 43 (July-August 1986) and 11 Int’l Legal Practitioner (London) 71 (Sept. 1986)
    • “Some Practical Aspects of International Litigation in the Courts of Florida,” 16 University of Miami Inter-American Law Review 559 (1985) (In Spanish)
    • “A Communist Country [China] Rediscovers the Rule of Law,” Miami Review, April 29, 1982, p. 12
    • “Tampering with our protection from illegal search” (The Fourth Amendment’s Exclusionary Rule), in Viewpoint Section, The Miami Herald, p. 1E, November 1, 1981
    • “Bill (Computer Software Copyright Act of 1980] Safeguards Data Programs,” The New York Times, December 4, 1980, p. D1
    • Lecturer on Latin American Labor Law -- Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Puerto Rico -- April 10, 2001, Morgan Lewis Seminar, Philadelphia
    • Panelist on television series broadcast by WLRN-TV (PBS), Miami, regarding First Amendment rights of free speech and other Bill of Rights issues
    • Lecturer on International Litigation, Fifth Conference for Lawyers of the Americas, Miami
    • Lecturer on Women’s Rights under the Cuban Constitutions of 1940 and 1976 at Miami conference, “The future of women in a free Cuba”
    • Lecturer on the Hague Evidence Convention, National Hispanic Bar Association, New York City
    • Lecturer on Special Libel Problems of the Spanish Language News Media Florida Bar Media-Law Conference, Miami

Honors and Activities:

    • Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who's Who in Florida's Latin Community, South Florida Legal Guide, and Florida Super Lawyers; Life Member, American Bar Foundation
    • Member, Yale University Office of Undergraduate Admissions Alumni Schools Committee and Yale Club of Miami; Distinguished Service Award Recipient, 2002, Cuban-American Bar Association Pro Bono Project
    • Federal Bar Association Special Award (1987) for "unselfish support of the Federal Bar Association's Program to make the U.S. Constitution a living and meaningful document within the Hispanic community of Greater Miami"
    • Named to Dade County Bar Association's Pro Bono Honor Roll
    • Dade County Bar Association Certificate -- For public service as panelist on television series broadcast by WLRN-TV, Miami, regarding First Amendment rights of free speech and other Bill of Rights issues
    • Vice Chairman and Lecturer, Fifth Conference for Lawyers of the Americas, Miami, July 13-16, 1986, cosponsored by the University of Miami School of Law and the Cuban-American Bar Association
    • Lecturer on women's rights under the Cuban Constitutions of 1940 and 1976 at Miami conference, "The future of women in a free Cuba"
    • Lecturer on the Hague Evidence Convention, Decennial Convention, National Hispanic Bar Association, New York City
    • Lecturer on Special Libel Problems of the Spanish Language News Media, 1990 Florida Bar Media-Law Conference, Miami Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, Third District Court of Appeal of Florida (1992-1995) (named by Governor Lawton Chiles)
    • Statewide Delegate, Florida 2000 Creative Crime Control, Tallahassee, Florida Conferences (named by Governor Bob Graham)

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