Originally from Puerto Rico, Liann started out as a passport official at the PR Department of State. After seven years, she decided she needed a change and pursued law school, obtaining her Juris Doctor in 2012. That same year, she was admitted to practice law in Puerto Rico. She then worked as a Judicial Law Clerk, helping judges behind the scenes and drafting more than 300 judgments over three-and-a-half years.
In 2016, Liann moved her family to the United States in order to pursue a Master of Laws (LLM) at Emory University and take classes in Immigration Law. “Immigration Law allows me to connect with people from different countries who have unique life stories,” she says. While in school, she clerked at Antonini and Cohen, helping on employment-based cases and family waivers. She realized that she enjoyed Antonini and Cohen’s less formal environment from the very start. “The work is fast-paced, but the people make the firm comfortable,” she says. “We are like a really big family! It’s a very welcoming environment and it feels good to be part of it.”
Today, Liann works primarily in case management, where she’s known for remembering every detail about her clients. “I always try to make my clients feel taken care of,” she says. “Following up quickly and being thorough helps make everyone feel special.”
Outside of work, Liann shuttles her three daughters to their various activities, volunteers at the Latin American Association and enjoys repainting old furniture.
- B.A. in Business Administration, Cum Laude, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (2003)
- JD, Magna Cum Laude, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (2012)
- LLM, Transactional Law, Emory University School of Law (2016)
- Admitted to practice law in Puerto Rico (State and Federal Bar)
- Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico – Institutional Honor’s Program Scholar (2000-2003)
- Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law – Dean’s Honor Scholar (2009-2012)
- Emory School of Law – Admissions Committee Scholar (2016)