The ELA is proud to welcome our newest member firms: Potter, Anderson & Corroon in Delaware and Morais Leitão in Portugal! 
The ELA is proud to welcome our newest member firms: Potter, Anderson & Corroon in Delaware and Morais Leitão in Portugal! 


ELA Welcomes Members in Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay, Strengthening South American Presence

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The Employment Law Alliance (ELA), the world’s largest network of labor, employment and immigration lawyers, has added Moreno Baldivieso, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce and Vouga Abogados as new member law firms for Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay, respectively.

“Ensuring best-in-class coverage in Latin America is a core focus for the ELA. We are pleased to welcome these highly regarded and highly acclaimed firms to our blue chip member roster,” said Steve Hirschfeld, CEO and Founder of the Employment Law Alliance.

Moreno Baldivieso is a La Paz, Bolivia-based, 40 attorney law firm with 16 practice areas, including Labor and Social Security. The firm has been named annually as Chambers and Partners’ “Bolivian Firm of the Year” since 2010 and boasts a top-tier “Band 1” ranking in Labor and Employment law. In addition, Moreno Baldivieso has been listed on the Latin Lawyer 250 and the Legal 500 every year since 2012. In its Labor and Employment profile, Chambers editorialized, “Esteemed firm with offices throughout the country. Regularly handles a wide range of relevant issues, including immigration and logistics matters, labor litigation and contract negotiations.” In addition to La Paz, Moreno Baldivieso also has offices in Bolivia in Cochabamba, Santa Cruz and Tarija.

“The Employment Law Alliance provides unparalleled resources and an in-depth knowledge base to support our firm and provide our clients with outstanding service,” said ELA member attorney and Moreno Baldivieso Partner Andres Moreno.

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP) is a Quito, Ecuador-based law firm with a rich, nearly 100-year history. With 70 attorneys across 17 practice areas, PBP is one of the largest law firms in Ecuador. It has been recognized as “Ecuador Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers and Partners, every year since 2009 and is IFLR and Legal 500 rated. In its profile, Legal 500 commented, “Pérez Bustamante & Ponce is one of the best firms in Ecuador and provides a premium service to clients.” PBP’s Labor and Immigration practice advises Ecuadorian and foreign clients on labor, social security and immigration issues, including procedures for recruitment, visa consultancy and processing, the management of individual and collective relations, the legal implications of employment relations, the adoption of labor policies and restructuring.

“We are thrilled and honored to join a law firm network comprised of such distinguished members,” said ELA member attorney and PBP Partner Javier Salvador Soto. “Clients here in Ecuador and those looking to do business in the country can expect seamless, high-quality service to be delivered through our relationship with the Employment Law Alliance.”

Vouga Abogados is a 24-attorney, Asunción, Paraguay-based law firm. The firm’s history stretches back more than 30 years and its client base includes a diverse array of businesses, including numerous members of the Fortune 500. Vouga Abogados is a Latin Lawyer “Recommended Firm” and members of its Labor, Industrial Safety and Social Security practice are ranked by Chambers and Partners. Latin Lawyer commented in its profile, “[Vouga Abogados] boasts strength in depth while attracting an impressive range of international clients seeking to tap into Paraguay’s growth potential.”

“We value our membership in the Employment Law Alliance on many levels,” said ELA member attorney and Vouga Abogados Partner Rodolfo Vouga. “From cross-jurisdictional collaborations and referrals, to timely webinars and on-demand global knowledge products, this organization simply has no equal and now our clients can access this resource too.”

About The Employment Law Alliance:
The Employment Law Alliance is the world's leading network of labor, employment and immigration lawyers offering innovative client solutions, thought leadership and advocacy for employers across the globe. With specialists in more than 135 countries, all 50 states and each Canadian province, the ELA provides multi-state and multi-national companies with seamless and cost-effective services worldwide.

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