Miguel is a seasoned business lawyer and litigator with 20 years of experience in the legal profession including as head of U.S. litigation and deputy general counsel for Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA). He has a varied business litigation practice with an emphasis on employment law, internal investigations, and trademark/IP matters for clients in a wide range of industries including the luxury, consumer/retail goods, and automobile industries. He has litigated cases involving breach of contracts, unfair competition, and theft of trade secret matters, among others. Miguel handles cases through trial and/or ADR.
Miguel works to enhance and protect some of the world’s most iconic brands in his brand protection and trademark practice. His strategic approach helps his clients to expand their businesses within a market or extend to new markets. Miguel also helps his clients to protect their critical intellectual property rights from infringement from competitors and counterfeiters in the context of social media platforms. His clients have included LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, TAG Heuer, Thomas Pink, Mercedes-Benz USA, and Target Corporation, among others.
In the employment law context, Miguel has experience handling internal investigations, wrongful termination, discrimination cases, executive compensation matters including severance and related agreements, reductions in force, and other aspects of the employer-employee relationship.
Miguel has also held a number of high-profile leadership roles including as the national president of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and as the president of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ).
Miguel earned his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and his law degree from Rutgers School of Law - Newark, where he was the managing editor of the Rutgers Race and the Law Review.