MCD - Morell Cartagena & Dapena


Ramón "Ray" Dapena has been practicing law since 1978 and is a founding partner of Morell Cartagena & Dapena. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Ray is a seasoned trial lawyer before local and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. Ray also counsels in specialized areas such as antitrust, regulated industries (including health and drug law, gas and other public service company law, land use and construction), commercial law and white collar crime. Ray also has ample experience in the labor and employment field and has counseled management in matters involving RIFs, mergers and acquisition, discrimination, harassment, wages and hours, non-compete issues and related matters. Ray has represented numerous employers in both local and federal courts throughout his career.

Ray Dapena has taught Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Law and Economics and Food and Drug Law, in various law schools in PR. He also taught Political Science and Economics at undergraduate level. He also is a frequent lecturer in seminars and workshops in areas such as trial practice, evidence, antitrust, health law and, recently, on the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA).

He is a member of the Puerto Rico Bar Association, the American Bar Association (sections of Antitrust; Regulated Industries; Health Law; Criminal Justice; and, Litigation), The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Dapena is admitted to practice in all courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Ray obtained his J. D. degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, in 1978 where he was a member of the Law Review: Revista de Derecho Puertorriqueño. He earned a B.A. with concentrations in Political Sciences and Economics (1975) from CAAM (University of Puerto Rico -Mayagüez Campus).

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Hato Rey

Plaza 273
Suite 700
273 Ponce de León Ave.
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00917-1934


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