Godoy Córdoba Abogados is at the apex of the market for labour law services in Colombia and has spent recent years consolidating that position; after promoting two associates to partner in 2015, the firm merged with a labour and employment boutique and added a former Supreme Court of Justice magistrate a year later. The additions bolster the firm’s personnel transfer advice and strengthens its offering in the retail sector. More broadly, the extra staff will help Godoy Córdoba better serve its growing contingent of international clients.
Godoy Córdoba provides a strong Colombian component of Littler Mendelson PC’s expanding Latin American network, which also includes offices in Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Panama. Godoy Córdoba was already the largest labour, employment and immigration boutique in Colombia before joining up with Littler and the tie-up has given the firm the necessary international network to take it to the next level. Structurally, the firm is divided into various departments, providing advisory advice, acting in employment litigation and collective bargaining as well as offering auditing services.
Godoy Córdoba stands out for its in-depth advice and hands-on approach. As well as offering training to bring employers up to speed on relevant labour law issues, it conducts research on the most common types of employee claims so that clients can put preventative measures in place. The firm also places an emphasis on always being available to clients, using technology to help achieve this aim. Such efforts find favour with clients, with many praising the expedient manner in which their queries are dealt with. Ecopetrol’s Claudia Janeth Wilches Rojas goes on record to say she received “excellent service” from the firm and that the solutions provided “responded to the needs of the business”.
The firm has offices in Bogotá and Barranquilla.
Alliances & networks
Godoy Córdoba’s relationship with Littler Mendelson PC gives the firm access to the US firm’s network of more than 1,000 lawyers in the United States, Peru, Mexico and Venezuela, Panama and the Dominican Republic. Littler has also expanded into Europe.
US IT company Hewlett-Packard, Mexican building materials company Cemex and Colombian state-owned energy company Ecopetrol give a flavour of the calibre of clients that hire Godoy Córdoba.