Natalia Zayas Godoy
of Puerto Rico
Interamerican University of Puerto
Rico Law School (J.D., January 2015)
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
Campus (B.A. Human Resources, Faculty of Business
Administration, Magna Cum Laude, 2011).
de Abogados de Puerto Rico; Ellevate
Puerto Rico Chapter
1988, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ms. Zayas-Godoy's professional
experience is in the private practice sector and came to Coto
& Associates from one of the largest law firms in Puerto
Rico where she worked in bankruptcy, health insurance, taxes,
and trademarks areas. She has been involved in issuing legal
opinions to clients and prospective clients, on renewal
processes and declaration of continued use, declarations of
first use, change of owner, change of address, and registration
of trademarks applications.
She has also worked in the wills and
trusts, family law, and labor & employment law areas. Since
joining our firm, she has been honing her skills on those areas
of practice and developing them in civil and complex litigation
and corporate advice.
While in College, Ms. Zayas-Godoy studied
abroad for six months in Madrid, Spain. There she met many
people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. This experience has
made her understand how important respecting each individuals'
culture and way of thinking is in the workplace, as well as personally.
She is very well equipped to assist clients, from diverse
cultures, achieve their short-term or long-term goals.
In law school, Ms. Zayas-Godoy's
extracurricular activities, included being a member of the
"Organization of Women Law Students", were she
partook in workshops and seminars focused on empowering women,
as well as promote gender equality in the workplace. She was
also a member of the National Association of Law Students
("ANED" for its Spanish acronym). In 2014, she was a volunteer
in a litigation competition, held in the Bankruptcy Court of
Puerto Rico, in which well-known stateside law schools
Ms. Zayas-Godoy's diverse cultural
backgrounds, leadership, and social skills make her ideal for
Ms. Zayas- Godoy graduated Magna Cum
Laude, from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus,
with a B.A. in Human Resources from the Faculty of Business
Administration and obtained her law degree from the
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Law School. She is
admitted to the bar of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and is a
member of the Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico.