Jaime A. Torrens-Dávila

Jaime A. Torrens-Dávila is a Member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.  As a litigator, Jaime practices extensively before the federal and state courts of Puerto Rico, both at trial and appellate levels.  He also represents clients in administrative proceedings and alternative dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration and mediation.

Jaime concentrates in complex civil and commercial litigation, and has significant experience in a broad range of disputes, including: contracts, distributors (Law 75) and sales representatives (Law 21), antitrust and trade regulation, commercial collections and foreclosures, class and group actions, insurance and subrogation, torts, products liability, aviation law, medical malpractice and EMTALA, motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights, and constitutional law.  Due to his proficiency in class and group action litigation, he co-authored The International Comparative Legal Guide to Class & Group Actions, Puerto Rico Chapter (2014), published by the Global Legal Group Ltd., London, and also collaborated in the 2015 edition.

With over a decade of experience, Jaime has solid advocacy skills and a wealth of knowledge in complex civil and commercial litigation.  The vast experience attained over the years has provided him with adequate tools to think and write about complicated legal issues and maintain the poise and confidence to stand up in court.  He strives to obtain the disposition of cases through motion practice and effectively handles settlement negotiations on behalf of clients.  He also has significant experience in appellate brief preparation and practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  In the dispute resolution arena, Jaime excels and consistently shows the ability to exercise good judgment in stressful situations.

Before joining Ferraiuoli in 2017, Jaime was a Junior Partner of the Litigation Practice Group of Adsuar Muñiz Goyco Seda & Pérez-Ochoa, P.S.C., and previously worked as an Associate Attorney at Indiano & Williams, P.S.C., a boutique firm focused on federal civil practice, where he also served as law clerk during his second and third year of law school.

 

Get to know Jaime

 

Why Ferraiuoli?

 Ferraiuoli is a leading full-service firm with a solid presence in the Puerto Rican market.  The philosophy of forward thinking vision, efficiency, precision, and innovation makes Ferraiuoli the “go to” firm for domestic and international clients with complex legal and business challenges.  True to its core values: innovation, dependability, commitment, and responsibility, Ferraiuoli stands out for providing clients with smart, cost-efficient, and business-savvy legal advice.  To that end, Ferraiuoli offers clients competitive rates and practical alternative fee arrangements to achieve mutually rewarding objectives.

The increasingly prominent Litigation Practice Group of Ferraiuoli provides top-flight representation to domestic and international business clients in complex civil and commercial litigation, and excels in alternate dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration and mediation.  It benches highly-skilled litigators and advocates that regularly advise clients across a broad range of industries, and offers an impressive breadth of experience in the following areas, among others: commercial litigation, commercial collections and foreclosures, distribution and franchising law, personal Injury, product liability, aviation, First Amendment, media and entertainment law.  The talented team holds a strong reputation for its smart and practical legal advice, responsiveness, and efficiency.

Why do your clients come to you?

Clients reach out to me for clever, cost-efficient, and practical legal advice and solutions.  I come to the table prepared with a good understanding of their industry, history, and nuances in order to develop and implement an intelligent litigation strategy.  Clients appreciate my responsiveness, prompt attention to their communications, and diligence in keeping them adequately informed of the status of their matters.  I do my best to discuss legal and/or technical matters with clients in layman’s terms and take the time to explain them well.  Based on my experience and strong work ethic, clients trust my professional judgment to do what needs to be done every step of the way to achieve their goals.

What is your primary focus?

My primary focus in each case is to understand and achieve the client’s business objectives.  That requires knowing the client’s business, its industry, and the willingness to think inside and outside the box in order to achieve the client’s goals.  Litigation is sometimes inevitable, even to the most diligent and careful of clients.  When engaging in litigation or any alternate dispute resolution method, I strive for practical business solutions to resolve the legal issues in an efficient and effective manner to achieve the outcomes clients want and need.  Regardless of the industry or subject matter involved, success comes with hard work, smart legal analysis and, most importantly, common sense.

 

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Bautista Cayman Asset Company v. Oros Verdes, Inc., Civil No. 16-2836 (CCC), 2018 WL 987248 (D.P.R. February 16, 2018)
  • Leonhardt v. Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC, Civil No. 17-1387 (GAG), 2018 WL 741675 (D.P.R. February 7, 2018)
  • Lázaro v. Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., 2016-cv-1248 (PG), 2017 WL 1380539 (D.P.R. April 17, 2017)
  • Prep Tours, Inc. v. American Youth Soccer Organization, Civil No. 15-1162 (PAD), 2016 WL 3746524 (D.P.R. July 8, 2016)
  • Sánchez v. McClintock, Civil No. 11-1542 (CVR), 2013 WL 1429434 (D.P.R. April 8, 2013)
  • Somascan, Inc. v. Philips Medical Systems Nederland BV, Civil No. 09-1139 (ADC), 2012 WL 12893025 (D.P.R. March 26, 2012)
  • Cotto-Rivera v. Morales-Sánchez, 815 F. Supp. 2d 442 (D.P.R. 2011)
  • Alpha Biomedical and Diagnostic Corp. v. Philips Medical Systems Netherland BV, 828 F. Supp. 2d 425 (D.P.R. 2011)
  • Vázquez v. Vázquez, Case No. KLCE201100698, 2011 WL 4007734 (P.R. App., June 23, 2011)
  • Pellegrino v. New Salinas Puerto Rico Int’l Speedway Corp., 2007-cv-2058 (DRD), 2010 WL 11545522 (D.P.R. August 10, 2010)
  • Maldonado v. Administración de Corrección, Case No. KLCE201000690, 2010 WL 5872539 (P.R. App., October 27, 2010)
  • Zayas v. Hernández, Civil No. 06-1501(GAG), 2009 WL 161705 (D.P.R. January 21, 2009)
  • Pellegrino v. New Salinas Puerto Rico Int’l Speedway Corp., 2007-cv-2058 (DRD), 2009 WL 10680911 (D.P.R. February 13, 2009)
  • Zayas v. Hernández, Civil No. 06-1501(GAG), 2009 WL 921289 (D.P.R. March 31, 2009)
  • Berberena v. Avilés, 258 F.R.D. 39 (D.P.R. 2009)
  • Berberena v. Avilés, 258 F.R.D. 42 (D.P.R. 2009)
  • Berberena v. Avilés, Civil No. 06-1907 (SEC), 2009 WL 982955 (D.P.R. April 13, 2009)
  • Rodríguez-González v. Pavía Hospital Santurce, Inc., 2007-cv-1474, 2008 WL 11357921 (D.P.R. April 23, 2008)
  • Rodríguez-González v. Pavía Hospital Santurce, Inc., 2007-cv-1474, 2008 WL 11357892 (D.P.R. July 15, 2008)

Publications

  • Co-authored The International Comparative Legal Guide to Class & Group Actions, Puerto Rico Chapter (2014), published by the Global Legal Group Ltd., London
  • Contributed to The International Comparative Legal Guide to Class & Group Actions, Puerto Rico Chapter (2015), published by the Global Legal Group Ltd., London

Get to know Jaime

 

Why Ferraiuoli?

 Ferraiuoli is a leading full-service firm with a solid presence in the Puerto Rican market.  The philosophy of forward thinking vision, efficiency, precision, and innovation makes Ferraiuoli the “go to” firm for domestic and international clients with complex legal and business challenges.  True to its core values: innovation, dependability, commitment, and responsibility, Ferraiuoli stands out for providing clients with smart, cost-efficient, and business-savvy legal advice.  To that end, Ferraiuoli offers clients competitive rates and practical alternative fee arrangements to achieve mutually rewarding objectives.

The increasingly prominent Litigation Practice Group of Ferraiuoli provides top-flight representation to domestic and international business clients in complex civil and commercial litigation, and excels in alternate dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration and mediation.  It benches highly-skilled litigators and advocates that regularly advise clients across a broad range of industries, and offers an impressive breadth of experience in the following areas, among others: commercial litigation, commercial collections and foreclosures, distribution and franchising law, personal Injury, product liability, aviation, First Amendment, media and entertainment law.  The talented team holds a strong reputation for its smart and practical legal advice, responsiveness, and efficiency.

Why do your clients come to you?

Clients reach out to me for clever, cost-efficient, and practical legal advice and solutions.  I come to the table prepared with a good understanding of their industry, history, and nuances in order to develop and implement an intelligent litigation strategy.  Clients appreciate my responsiveness, prompt attention to their communications, and diligence in keeping them adequately informed of the status of their matters.  I do my best to discuss legal and/or technical matters with clients in layman’s terms and take the time to explain them well.  Based on my experience and strong work ethic, clients trust my professional judgment to do what needs to be done every step of the way to achieve their goals.

What is your primary focus?

My primary focus in each case is to understand and achieve the client’s business objectives.  That requires knowing the client’s business, its industry, and the willingness to think inside and outside the box in order to achieve the client’s goals.  Litigation is sometimes inevitable, even to the most diligent and careful of clients.  When engaging in litigation or any alternate dispute resolution method, I strive for practical business solutions to resolve the legal issues in an efficient and effective manner to achieve the outcomes clients want and need.  Regardless of the industry or subject matter involved, success comes with hard work, smart legal analysis and, most importantly, common sense.

 

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Bautista Cayman Asset Company v. Oros Verdes, Inc., Civil No. 16-2836 (CCC), 2018 WL 987248 (D.P.R. February 16, 2018)
  • Leonhardt v. Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC, Civil No. 17-1387 (GAG), 2018 WL 741675 (D.P.R. February 7, 2018)
  • Lázaro v. Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., 2016-cv-1248 (PG), 2017 WL 1380539 (D.P.R. April 17, 2017)
  • Prep Tours, Inc. v. American Youth Soccer Organization, Civil No. 15-1162 (PAD), 2016 WL 3746524 (D.P.R. July 8, 2016)
  • Sánchez v. McClintock, Civil No. 11-1542 (CVR), 2013 WL 1429434 (D.P.R. April 8, 2013)
  • Somascan, Inc. v. Philips Medical Systems Nederland BV, Civil No. 09-1139 (ADC), 2012 WL 12893025 (D.P.R. March 26, 2012)
  • Cotto-Rivera v. Morales-Sánchez, 815 F. Supp. 2d 442 (D.P.R. 2011)
  • Alpha Biomedical and Diagnostic Corp. v. Philips Medical Systems Netherland BV, 828 F. Supp. 2d 425 (D.P.R. 2011)
  • Vázquez v. Vázquez, Case No. KLCE201100698, 2011 WL 4007734 (P.R. App., June 23, 2011)
  • Pellegrino v. New Salinas Puerto Rico Int’l Speedway Corp., 2007-cv-2058 (DRD), 2010 WL 11545522 (D.P.R. August 10, 2010)
  • Maldonado v. Administración de Corrección, Case No. KLCE201000690, 2010 WL 5872539 (P.R. App., October 27, 2010)
  • Zayas v. Hernández, Civil No. 06-1501(GAG), 2009 WL 161705 (D.P.R. January 21, 2009)
  • Pellegrino v. New Salinas Puerto Rico Int’l Speedway Corp., 2007-cv-2058 (DRD), 2009 WL 10680911 (D.P.R. February 13, 2009)
  • Zayas v. Hernández, Civil No. 06-1501(GAG), 2009 WL 921289 (D.P.R. March 31, 2009)
  • Berberena v. Avilés, 258 F.R.D. 39 (D.P.R. 2009)
  • Berberena v. Avilés, 258 F.R.D. 42 (D.P.R. 2009)
  • Berberena v. Avilés, Civil No. 06-1907 (SEC), 2009 WL 982955 (D.P.R. April 13, 2009)
  • Rodríguez-González v. Pavía Hospital Santurce, Inc., 2007-cv-1474, 2008 WL 11357921 (D.P.R. April 23, 2008)
  • Rodríguez-González v. Pavía Hospital Santurce, Inc., 2007-cv-1474, 2008 WL 11357892 (D.P.R. July 15, 2008)

Publications

  • Co-authored The International Comparative Legal Guide to Class & Group Actions, Puerto Rico Chapter (2014), published by the Global Legal Group Ltd., London
  • Contributed to The International Comparative Legal Guide to Class & Group Actions, Puerto Rico Chapter (2015), published by the Global Legal Group Ltd., London