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Oversight Board and Debt Restructuring

Oversight Board and Debt Restructuring
Moderator: Ruth Santiago, Esq., Legal Counsel, El Puente (Salinas, PR)
Carlos Cuevas, Esq. Research Associate, University of Houston School of Law (Yonkers, NY)
Jaime Farrant, Board Member, National Puerto Rican Agenda (Washington,  DC)    
Juan Gonzalez, Author, and co-host of Democracy Now! (NY, NY)

Ruth Santiago

Carlos Cuevas

Jaime Farrant

Juan Gonzalez

Ruth Santiago

For more than 25 years, Carlos J. Cuevas, Esq. has been providing frank legal advice for individuals and business owners in New York. Lead attorney Carlos J. Cuevas insists on high-quality service for every client. He also believes that every person he serves should be treated with respect, dignity and compassion. Mr. Cuevas builds relationships that matter to him and his clients. He believes that since he is being trusted with the financial futures of those he helps, it is his responsibility to devote all of his energy to providing the highest level of care and legal assistance he can. More...

Jaime Farrant is an experienced professional that has successfully worked and led multidisciplinary legal efforts across the world. He most recently served as Executive Director of Ayuda, a Washington DC based organization that advocates for low-income immigrants through legal, social and language services, education and outreach in the Washington DC metropolitan area. In this role, Mr. Farrant provided organizational leadership and advice, oversaw and ensured organizational financial integrity and constituent relations, and represented Ayuda before the general public.

Prior to joining Ayuda in 2011, Mr. Farrant served as Policy Director with Border Action Network, a human rights organization based in Tucson, AZ that worked with border and immigrant communities across the state. While here, Mr. Farrant monitored and spoke against Arizona’s legislative initiatives targeting immigrant and border communities, developed educational materials and informed the general public about SB 1070 and other immigration related measures and spoke in various forums across the state and country denouncing these measures. More...

Juan González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and a staff columnist at the New York Daily News since 1987. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010), and the first reporter in New York City to consistently expose the health effects arising from the September 11, 2001 attacks and the cover-up of these hazards by government officials. Juan was inducted into the Deadline Club’s New York Journalism Hall of Fame in 2015. More...