Germán A. Rieckehoff-Pérez

Senior Associate

Germán A. Rieckehoff-Pérez


  • Litigation
Practice Area(s)

  • - Litigation

  • - Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1999)

  • - Puerto Rico Supreme Court
  • - U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
  • - U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston


Senior Attorney, CN&R. Mr. Rieckehoff has more than twenty (23) years of experience as a lawyer in the private and public sector, state and federal courts, and in civil and criminal matters. He is admitted to practice law in Puerto Rico, the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston. Mr. Rieckehoff is also a Court-selected Member of the First Circuit Court of Appeals CJA Panel, and an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully represented clients in a myriad of civil cases, including but not limited to: fraud, contract disputes, insurance, and labor and employment, among others. Former cases included: a) successfully representing the P.R. Electric Power Authority in a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against a former fuel supplier; b) successfully defending one of Puerto Rico’s largest construction contractors in a $24 million surety claim; and, c) becoming the first attorney in the history of Puerto Rico to successfully defend a client’s property in a civil action under P.R. Civil Procedure Rule 35.4. During his career in the public sector, Mr. Rieckehoff served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico. There, he oversaw, supervised and assisted agents -- including agents of the FDA, FBI, IRS, DHS, ICE and CBP-- in all phases of criminal investigations in cases that included, but were not limited to money laundering, structuring transactions, bank fraud, racketeering, drug trafficking, immigration and customs violations, etc. Mr. Rieckehoff was responsible for prosecuting these cases as well, at one point securing the largest civil forfeiture judgment (over $42,000,000.00) in the history of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico.