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! 
Maria Elena Barrientos Cruz

Maria Elena Barrientos Cruz
Guatemala Employment Lawyer

Special Counsel

Guatemala

Maria Elena is Special Counsel at BLP with more than 15 years of experience in the Labor & Employment, Relocation Global Mobility & Relocation, and ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) practice areas.  Her work in these areas includes:  advising on the recruitment, selection and hiring process: preparation of legal opinions and internal policies, writing investigation reports, analysis of national and foreign legislation, advice on occupational risk levels for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), management strategies and labor relations, legal audits, prevention of labor crises, advice on risk prevention and labor compliance, design and strategy in regime management, and disciplinary process and labor terminations.

Maria Elena is also a teacher who forms evaluation shortlists for professional technical examinations in labor and labor procedures at the Universidad del Istmo, and has been an advisor on various degree theses on labor and occupational health and safety matters at the Rafael Landivar University.  She is has been recognized as a Rising Star by The Legal 500, and among Associates to Watch by Chambers Latin America.

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