Ileana M. Oliver Falero


ILEANA M OLIVER-FALERO, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico; admitted to bar, 1999, Puerto Rico; 2001, United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and 2005, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit;

Education: Yale University (B.A. Spanish and Portuguese, Magna Cum Laude, Honors in Major, Bildner Prize, 1991); University of Puerto Rico Law School (J.D., 1998, Member of Law Review Board, 1995-1996, 1996-1997).

Ms. Oliver is an experienced litigation attorney with a comprehensive practice before administrative, state and federal fora.  She is currently an Of Counsel Attorney at the Firm, assisting in special matters and bankruptcy law, representing and providing legal advice to public entities and creditors in proceedings under PROMESA, Titles III and VI, and related adversary litigation.  She also partakes in complex litigation, Act 75, foreclosures and collection of monies’ matters, among others. For several years before, she worked as a Senior Associate at CCS, also with our Litigation Department, participating in, coordinating and supervising state and federal civil, commercial, bankruptcy and appellate litigation.  As part of her endeavors, Ms. Oliver conducted assessments of litigation risks and strategies for individual and corporate clients, in order to streamline proceedings and provide thorough yet cost-effective representation. Through said process, she contributed to securing positive outcomes for clients through advantageous compromise settlements and summary judgments in numerous cases, without the need to incur in costly trial expenses.

Until recently, she worked as Special Assistant to the Director of Legal Affairs of the Municipality of San Juan (and as Interim Director of Legal Affairs), where she was responsible for an array of matters pending before the Office of Legal Affairs of the Municipality, including particularly, the overall coordination and direction of litigation before administrative, state and federal fora with both in-house and outside counsel; analyzing and recommending compromise settlements and defending the same before the Municipal Legislature; and working with the development and analysis of municipal ordinances and regulations; among other undertakings. She has also served as Acting Deputy Solicitor General at the Department of Justice of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Recently, Ms. Oliver was named as Special Solicitor for the Puerto Rico Supreme Court Bar Examining Board Reputation Commission.

She has also served as Acting Deputy Solicitor General at the Department of Justice of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Office of the Solicitor General represents the Commonwealth and related governmental entities in civil, criminal and administrative appellate proceedings before the state and federal courts. It also conducts and oversees professional disciplinary investigations and actions regarding attorneys admitted to the Puerto Rico Bar.

Ms. Oliver has also worked for other high-profile law firms attending multifaceted litigation; with a particular emphasis on bankruptcy litigation, contested matters and adversary proceedings; catastrophic personal injury cases; Health Law; RICO Act; and Class Actions.  Prior to her work at CCS, Ms. Oliver also worked for a long time with José Raúl Cancio Bigas at his Firm, JRCB Law Offices, where she developed and honed her skills as an experienced Chapter 11 lawyer, representing both debtors and creditors in all aspects of the reorganization process and related adversary litigation.

Ms. Oliver’s representative private clients include Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, Banco Popular North America, Scotiabank de Puerto Rico (formerly, RG Premier Bank de P.R.), PR Asset Portfolio 2013-1 International, LLC, Hospital Español Auxilio Mutuo de Puerto Rico, Inc., Metro Holdings, Inc. and related Metro-Pavía companies, Caribbean Hospital Corporation, Servicios Integrados de Medicina Avanzada de Humacao (SIMAH), Taco Maker, Inc., La Cruz Azul de Puerto Rico, MC-21 Corporation, Manley Berenson Montehiedra Mgmt,; Daimler Chrysler,  Commoloco, Inc., Fox Sports Latin America Ltd., Sears Roebuck, Sherwin-Williams, and Univision Communications, among others.

Relevant Cases and Published Opinions

Scotiabank de Puerto Rico v. Oros Reales, Inc. et al.


Cantera Dorado, Inc. v. PR Asset Portfolio


Plaza Realty of Rio Piedras v. Mr. Sergio Gabriel Selcer


Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation


  • Spanish
  • English