• Biography

    Raquel Alvarenga focuses her practice on counseling corporate clients on critical workplace issues such as hiring and firing decisions; non-competition agreements; wage-and-hour laws; whistleblower matters; discrimination, harassment and retaliation issues; employee complaints and discipline; workplace safety issues; and reasonable accommodation and leave requests.

    Raquel has extensive experience litigating all manner of labor and employment disputes, including cases involving alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, misappropriation of trade secrets, wage-and-hour claims and breach of contract.

    Raquel regularly advises corporate clients on labor and employment issues in the context of major corporate transactions.

    Raquel also has first-chair experience conducting internal investigations for corporate clients, non-profit organizations, and higher education institutions concerning allegations of employee misconduct and sexual assault. 

    Selected Publications and Speeches

    • “COVID-19: Issues Affecting You, Your Family, and Your Company,” speaker, Financial Executives International (FEI) Dallas Chapter’s Monthly Meeting, April 13, 2020. 

     

    Professional Recognition

    • Recognized in the Dallas Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Awards, American City Business Journals, 2021
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., Cornell Law School, 2012
    • M.B.A., New York Institute of Technology, 2009, with highest distinction
    • B.A., Harvard University, 2007
      • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Justice Timothy S. Driscoll, New York State Supreme Court, 2010
  • Admissions

    • Texas
    • New York
    • New Jersey
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Languages

    • Spanish