Andrea De La Rosa is an associate at Monty & Ramirez LLP, focusing primarily on labor and employment litigation, regulatory compliance, and human resources counseling. Andy regularly represents companies during investigations by regulatory agencies, including the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and Homeland Security. Andy represents both private and government employers. She has negotiated collective bargaining agreements with one of the largest unions and has assisted government employers in the implementation of their internal policies. Her practice further includes representing domestic and foreign entities and individuals in corporate formation, real estate transactions, and contract negotiations.

Andy has represented companies, both small and large, in ICE inspections and has developed and helped implement the use of NAFTA professional visas and other non-immigrant visas after significant loss of workforce. She has often been referred as a Form I-9 and E-Verify guru. Accordingly, it comes as no surprise that Andy was interview by media outlets regarding one of the largest ICE investigations in history.

With her parents’ favorite slogan “Si se puede” in mind, Andy not only became a first-generation attorney but graduated from South Texas College of Law with high honors. While attending South Texas College of Law, she interned with Honorable Gregg J. Costa with the United States Southern District and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also interned with Honorable Mike Engelhart of the 151st Harris County District Court. Andy proudly served as an Associate Editor of the Texas Journal of Business Law where she was published and STCL Currents: Journal of International Economic Law. In addition, she was an inducted to the Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity and was honored to be a pupil member of the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court. She participated in the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution and became a Certified Texas Mediator in 2015. Furthermore, she was a Dean Scholar and earned a CALI Award for highest grade in the Transactional Skills Course – Contract Building Block; Wills, Trust, & Estates; Payment Systems; and Natural Resource Management Law.

Prior to attending South Texas College of Law, Andy was a Community Supervision Officer in Dallas County and interned in the felony division of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. She attended University of North Texas and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Andy continues to remember her roots and is ever grateful to her parents for teaching her Spanish, their native tongue. Because of this, Andy has had the opportunity to represent Spanish-speaking clients in her legal practice.

In 2018, Andy was a guest speaker at the 2018 Southwest Carwash Association’s Convention and Expo in Arlington, Texas.

Admitted to Practice

  • State Court of Texas

Membership

  • Texas State Bar
  • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court

Education

  • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, South Texas College of Law, 2016
    • Transactional Law Practice Certificate Program, Recipient
    • Currents: Journal of International Economics Law, Member
    • CALI Award, Transactional Skills Course – Contract Building Block; Wills, Trust, & Estates; Payment Systems, and Natural Resource Management Law.
    • Blask Fellowship, Recipient
    • Dean’s Scholar Merit Scholarship, Recipient
    • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court, Pupil Member

Certifications

  • Certified Texas Mediator

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Publications

  • Arbitration: “Gateway” Delegation: Who Decides Whether an Agreement to Arbitrate Covers the Arbitrability of a Dispute?, 46 J.Bus.L 215 (2016)