Miguel G. Damaso
Miguel Damaso is a practising lawyer. He recently retired as a Senior Partner and is now a Counsel of the firm. He is an experienced practitioner in the fields of Telecommunications, Civil and Criminal Law Litigation, Labor, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, and Immigration. He has been with the law firm for the past forty-five years and has represented numerous clients on various matters in the Regional Trial Court, Court of Appeals, Supreme Court, Senate and Congressional hearings, the National Telecommunications Commission, Department of Justice, Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Labor. He is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila College of Law, class of 1978 and is an active member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Quezon City Chapter.
As a litigation lawyer, he has appeared as defense counsel in many libel cases filed in the Office of the Prosecutor, Department of Justice and the regular courts against media practitioners, including cases filed against public officials in the Office of the Ombudsman and Sandiganbayan.
As a labor practitioner, he has closely coordinated with personnel officers and company HRDs for preventive mediation and conciliation of labor disputes. He has reviewed and revised employee codes of discipline and employment contracts to comply with labor standards. He has a vast experience in the handling of administrative investigations at the company level and NLRC litigation involving unfair labor practice, suspension and termination of employment, money claims, petitions for certification elections, strikes, lockouts and slowdowns and negotiations for collective bargaining agreements in labor intensive companies.
As an immigration law practitioner, he has advised and represented foreign clients on matters pertaining to visa applications, work permits, reacquisition of Philippine citizenship, naturalization, and deportation proceedings.