Consuelo Alden Vasquez is a senior attorney with Pepper Hamilton LLP’s Construction Practice Group, resident in the New York office. Ms. Vasquez has more than15 years of experience in all aspects of federal and New York commercial litigation, including matters in the areas of employment, intellectual property, and academic suspensions. For the last eight years, Ms. Vasquez has concentrated her practice in construction litigation, representing public and private owners, developers, construction managers, contractors and subcontractors in all phases of the construction process, resolving construction-related disputes through mediation and litigation in federal and state courts. She has tried a number of construction disputes – as lead counsel and second chair – before juries in New York State courts.
While at St. John’s Law, Ms. Vasquez founded the Public Interest Law Student Association and launched the Public Interest Auction which is now in its sixteenth year and raises over $115,000 annually to sponsor public interest fellowships.
While attending law school in the evening division and working full-time, Ms. Vasquez completed an externship with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office as well as judicial internships with Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and for U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert of the Eastern District of New York.