Catalina Santos Angarita

Catalina Santos Angarita



Catalina joined the firm in 2005 and, after completing her master's degree and professional experience abroad, she returned in 2012 to lead the Labor and Employment Team. She has more than 13 years of experience exclusively devoted to the area of labor law and social security. During that time, she has advised companies in a host of matters related to individual and collective labor law and social security issues. 

Catalina is a graduate of the School of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and is admitted to practice in Colombia by the Consejo Superior de la Judicatura (2005) and in Spain by the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (2008). She obtained a LL.M degree in International Legal Practice at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain. She also obtained an Executive Master degree in Business Law from Centro de Estudios Garrigues, in collaboration with the Harvard Law School in Madrid, Spain. She worked during 4 years as an associate of the labor area at Garrigues in Madrid (Spain) where she advised and represented in court Spanish and foreign companies in matters related to individual, collective and social security law. Furthermore, she pursued additional studies in Labor Law and Social Security at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Currently, she alternates her practice with lectures on Labor and Employment law at the Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración (CESA).


  • Firm: Brigard & Urrutia Attorneys
  • Position: Partner
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Firm: Brigard & Urrutia Attorneys
  • Position: Associate
  • Entry Year: 2005 - 2006
  • Firm: Garrigues Attorney ande Tax Advisors
  • Position: Attorney - Labor law
  • Entry Year: 2007 - 2011

Educational Background

  • Centro de Estudios Garrigues (in collaboration with Harvard Law School). Madrid, Spain., Executive Master in Business Law, 2009
  • Universidad de Córdoba (degree recognition approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports). Spain., Law Attorney, 2008
  • Instituto de Empresa. Madrid, Spain, Master of International Legal Practice, LL.M in International Legal Practice, 2007
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Law Attorney, 2005
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Diploma in Labor Law and Social Security, Diploma Labor Law and Social Security, 2002