Carolina Castro de la Torre

Senior Counsel
Carolina Castro de la Torre


Carolina Castro de la Torre is a Bogotá litigation attorney who focuses her practice primarily on individual and collective labor law, social security law, labor law litigation, labor administrative procedures before labor authorities, arbitration involving labor matters and immigration law.

Ms. Castro de la Torre has been involved in many legal transactions in Colombia with complex labor law matters, advising major corporations in the implementation of retirement plans, compensation plan restructuring, and drafting human resources policies and procedures. She also has participated in important labor due diligence and transactions. Ms. Castro de la Torre has extensive experience in drafting and reviewing employment and nonemployment agreements, labor settlements before the Colombian Ministry of Labor and labor law litigation.

Ms. Castro de la Torre advises clients in administrative procedures before labor and social security authorities, such as the Colombian Ministry of Labor and the local social security audit entity.

In addition, Ms. Castro de la Torre has worked as university professor on labor procedural law at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and as a foreign law clerk in the Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Castro de la Torre served as a labor law professional for one of the "big four" accounting firms. Prior to this experience, she practiced labor law in Colombia at a local law firm advising national and foreign companies in labor matters.


  • Columbia Law School, LL.M.
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, J.D.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Colombia
  • Asociación Colombiana de Derecho de la Competencia
Honors & Awards
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Labor Employment, 2019
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star Award, 2017, 2018
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish


Speaking Engagements