Practicing Labor and Employment Lawyer
Atty. Maria Caterina Cristina R. Lopa has been an associate attorney at Siguion Reyna, Montecillo, and Ongsiako Law Office since 2016. Her main practice area is in labor and employment law where she assists clients in formulating relevant and compliant workplace policies, collective bargaining negotiations, administrative investigations and hearings, labor inspections, certification elections, and optimizing labor forces. She handles labor litigation cases involving claims for illegal dismissal, unfair labor practices, and labor-only contracting, among others. She also dabbles in litigation and Philippine immigration law.
She obtained her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Ateneo Law School in 2015. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Development Studies and Social Sciences from the Ateneo de Manila University, where she was the captain of the University’s varsity basketball team. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2016.
In addition to her budding law practice, she is passionate about women empowerment, being the Managing Director of the non-profit organization Girls Got Game.