Carlos Baralt-Suárez joined Delgado Fernández, LLC in 2017. He represents clients in securities litigation, complex commercial litigation, appeals, and constitutional law controversies. Carlos has drafted multiple merits briefs and motions filed in the First Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, and the Puerto Rico courts. He maintains an active appellate practice before the First Circuit and the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. He has also practiced before federal and state administrative agencies. Carlos advices a major Puerto Rico broker dealer in regulatory matters and represents that firm in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Carlos has successfully defended and obtained injunctions in federal and state courts.

Prior to joining Delgado Fernández, LLC, Mr. Baralt-Suárez was the Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Alejandro García Padilla and acted as a representative of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico before the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico established under PROMESA, U.S. Congress, and federal agencies.

Carlos served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Juan R. Torruella, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Federico Hernández Denton, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. He also worked in the Litigation Department of another major Puerto Rico law firm. Carlos taught Federal Civil Litigation and Motion Practice as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Law of the University of Puerto Rico.

Mr. Baralt-Suárez was an Editor of the University of Puerto Rico Law Review and a Founding Editor of the University of Puerto Rico Business Law Journal.

Mr. Baralt-Suárez is fluent in English and Spanish.

Education

  • Columbia Law School, LL.M., 2013
  • University of Puerto Rico, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2010
  • Boston College, Wallace E. Carroll School of Management, B.S. in Management, Finance and Accounting, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Memberships

  • Puerto Rico Bar
  • American Bar Association

Publications

  • "Promoting Knowledge-Based Economy Activities through Personal Income Tax Incentives", 80 REV. JUR. UPR 583 (2011).
  • Álvarez González & Baralt Suárez, "Derecho Constitucional", 79 REV. JUR. UPR 609 (2010).