Nadia is head of the Labor and Employment practice group. She joined Galicia as Counsel in September 2018 after working for several leading national law firms in Mexico.
During her 20+ year career as employment lawyer, she has advised on workplace and human capital issues to in-house attorneys and HR professionals, guiding Mexican and international employers through the ever-changing employment law landscape.
Her focus has always been on helping foreign companies looking to establish operations in Mexico. By simplifying the understanding of complex local labor laws, she offers strategic and business-oriented solutions to their cross-border employment needs.
Nadia specializes in M&A due diligence and employment-related aspects stemming from transactional work. Her expertise includes general day-to-day advice, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, subcontracting of work and outsourcing, employee benefits, hiring and termination (both individual and large-scale redundancies), workplace investigations, harassment and discrimination issues, development and implementation of employee handbooks and policies, government inspection visits, global mobility and expatriate programs, workplace training programs, industrial relations and collective bargaining, social security and employee transfers.
She received an LL.M. from Columbia University in New York (2013), and earned her Law degree from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (1998). She also has postgraduate studies in Labor Law from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (2000) and Business Law from Universidad Regiomontana (2007).
Nadia is active in the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, Nuevo León, where she chairs the Employment Law Committee and performs as Board Member. She was recently appointed as Subdirector of the Labor Committee of the National Council of the Maquiladora and Export Manufacturing Industry INDEX.
Nadia has been featured among the leading lawyers in her practice area by Chambers and Partners and Who’s Who Legal in Mexico.
She has been employment law professor at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and at the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey.
Nadia frequently participates as speaker and moderator in events of local and international organizations.
She has always advocated for gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Her native language is Spanish and she is fluent in English.