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Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez

Managing Partner Mexico City

Pietro Straulino-Rodríguez is the managing partner of the Mexico City office of Ogletree Deakins. Before starting at Ogletree Deakins, Pietro worked for a number of years as a partner in private practice at a leading law firm in Mexico City in the firm’s Labor, Social Security and Immigration practice group. Previously he worked for a major labor boutique in Mexico City, in which he participated as an advisor and litigator in several matters. In addition, Pietro worked in the legal and government relations department of Ford Motor Company in Mexico. He has successfully combined his professional practice with his teaching activity as a professor of Labor Law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho. He speaks Spanish, English and Italian. 


Experience

  • Represented global, industrial contract logistics company in defending an entitlement claim filed by a ferocious and aggressive local union that tried to administer the existing bargaining agreement while representing less than 10% of the employees, continuing clients’ operations on a normal basis without any interruptions on its service.  Obtain a favorable resolution for the client’s interest.
  • Represented a major oil and gas company in the North part of the Mexican Republic, negotiating with its Union for the termination of the Collective Bargaining Agreement that dated 1930.  Saved the Company approximately USD$50 M.
  • Has advised several national and international companies on the implementation of individual and collective corporate labor structures, including the implementation of individual work contracts, collective bargaining agreements, global policies, employment manuals, and codes of ethics and of conduct, adapting all of these to be applicable under Mexican laws.
  • Has participated in complex negotiations with labor unions for the revision of their collective labor contracts regulating the labor relations with national and international companies in Mexico. 
  • Has participated in the analysis of structural labor risks, employment transfers, personnel reduction, temporal suspension of labor relations (for technicians), as well as the approval of benefit schemes resulting from partial and/or complete mergers and acquisitions.
  • Has advised a major worldwide airline on the implementation of worker benefit harmonization in Mexico after a merger, resulting in the collective negotiation with the unions and the workers from both companies.
  • Has participated in several inter-union conflicts in Mexico, executing various legal strategies for the change of union management without affecting the daily operations of the companies.
  • Has executed several legal strategies for individual litigation, resulting in significant savings for pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies in Mexico.
  • Has participated in the research and revision of specific pension laws for local institutions.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • National Association of Business Lawyers, Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association

Speeches:

  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - ''One Problem, One Continent, Three Countries: Employment Solutions for North America'' - Boca Raton - November 09, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Doing Business South of the Border—Managing Workers in Mexico'' - San Diego - May 05, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Symposium - ''Managing Employees in Latin America'' - Austin - March 23, 2017

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