From 1980 through 1984, she worked as a field attorney at the Philadelphia Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board, where she was President of NLRBU Local 4.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Lopez-Henriquez’s practice areas include Union-side labor law and the representation of workers in employment matters. Ms. Lopez-Henriquez is general counsel to the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, AFSCME, AFL-CIO and its District 1199C and affiliated funds. She also represents unions, employee benefit and pension funds and individuals in labor relations, ERISA and employment discrimination cases including arbitrations, contract negotiations, federal and state court litigation and National and Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board proceedings.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.


B.A., Hunter College, 1977
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1980


Ms. Lopez-Henriquez was President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association in 1998-1999 and Vice President in 1997-1998. She served as co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Committee in 1994 and 1995. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee and is currently on the Board of the Painted Bride Art Center. She is an elected Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, which is regarded as recognition by lawyers in the labor and employment field that she has distinguished herself as an outstanding professional who has made a sustained contribution to the field.

In addition to her professional activities in the field of labor law, Ms. Lopez-Henriquez has long been an activist on international labor rights and human rights. She served for many years as chair of the U.S./Labor Education in the Americas Project, an organization which has been extremely successful in providing assistance to unions in Central and South America, through activities such as corporate campaigns and successful petitions to the U.S. Trade Representative. She has received awards for her work in labor and human rights from the Jewish Labor Committee and the Coalition of Labor Union Women. Ms. Lopez-Henriquez has also served as Secretary of the Philadelphia Bar Association International Human Rights Fund.

Ms. Lopez-Henriquez is listed in The Best Lawyers in America; Pennsylvania Super Lawyers; Who’s Who in American Law; and Who’s Who in America. She has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences and seminars on labor and employment law issues and international labor rights.