Laura Mateus Montero is a Bogotá attorney and a member of the firm's Labor, Employment and Benefits Group. She has extensive legal and business experience in managing corporate labor relations in Colombia, including contracting structures, legal aspects of salary administration and payroll, disciplinary policies and procedures, terminations of contracts, collective labor relations, social security issues and training in labor matters. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Mateus served as labor relations manager for Citibank in Colombia, where she handled complex labor relations with one of the most relevant sector unions and managed the contracting and employment relations structure. She is well-versed in the operations of multinational corporations in Colombia. She also served as the human resources director and head of employment relations at ATP Ingenieria, an oil services company.