Cheryl Ann L. Peña

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Cheryl Ann L. Peña’s major practice areas are Labor and Employment Law, Persons and Family Relations, and Litigation.

In the field of Labor and Employment Law, Cheryl has vast experience in labor standards and benefits, employment termination and discipline, outsourcing arrangements, and issues arising from reorganization and “right-sizing” programs. She is also proficient in drafting employment and service contracts, and employee handbooks and codes of discipline, ensuring that their terms protect the interests and promote the particular requirements of the client. She has delivered lectures and seminars to managers and supervisors of several leading companies in the Philippines on social legislations, labor relations law and the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act.

In relation to her Persons and Family Relations practice, Cheryl has assisted clients in adoption cases and actions for the declaration of nullity or annulment of marriage. Her Litigation expertise, on the other hand, covers torts and damages, contractual breach, aviation and transportation law, special proceedings, product liability and Anti-Dummy Law issues.

Cheryl’s diverse clientele is composed of domestic, foreign and multi-national corporations engaged in a wide array of industries such as business process outsourcing (BPO), data processing, information technology, telecommunications, banking and finance, advertising and marketing, aviation and transportation, agriculture, restaurants, and manufacturing or retail of consumer products, food and beverage, fruits and vegetables, seafood, and building materials and aggregates.

Cheryl joined the Firm as a paralegal in November 2001 and became an Associate Lawyer upon her admission to the Philippine Bar in May 2002. She was promoted to Senior Associate by October 2005 and has been a Partner of the Firm since October 2009.

Cheryl earned her Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines in 2001 where she was honored for being the Most Outstanding Law Intern of her batch. In 1997, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines-Manila, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian. Her paper on Child Labor in the Philippines also garnered the Best Thesis award.

She is currently a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Manila IV Chapter, the University of the Philippines Women Lawyers’ Circle (WILOCI), the International Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the Pi Gamma Mu International Social Science Honor Society, and the Lectors and Commentators Group of the Sto. Niño de Paz Community Chapel of Greenbelt, Makati. She is also an alumna of the University of the Philippines College of Law’s Portia Sorority.

During her free time, Cheryl loves being with her family and friends, traveling around the world, SCUBA diving, swimming laps, going to museums, and viewing films and stage plays. She is a certified Advanced SCUBA Diver, an amateur non-scientific stargazer, and a self-confessed roller-coaster junkie with a penchant for collecting snow globes and books (not remotely related to the practice of law).

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