Mr. Meléndez...Romel E. Meléndez-Fred is a Senior Associate in the Labor and Employment Law Department of Goldman Antonetti & Córdova LLC. His practice includes labor, employment and civil litigation matters.
Mr. Meléndez-Fred has a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Puerto Rico (magna cum laude), and a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law (magna cum laude). As a law student, he was Senior Editor of Volume 81 of the University of Puerto Rico's Law Review. Before joining the firm he worked as a Law Clerk in the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.
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