RAMON S. ESGUERRA

Born on February 21, 1954
Kawit, Cavite, Philippines
Admitted to the Philippine Bar – 1980

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Law Practice
• Managing Partner, Esguerra & Blanco Law Offices, March 2004 – Present
• Senior Partner and Executive Committee Member, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices, January 1999 – February 2004
• Partner and Intellectual Property Department Co-Head, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices, 1986 – 1992, 1995 – 1998
• Senior Associate, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices, 1984 – 1985
• Associate, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices, 1981 – 1983
• Associate, Blanco Law Firm, 1980 – 1981
• Graduate Research Assistant, University of the Philippines Law Center, 1976 – 1981
• Legal Researcher, Virginio I. Jarin Law Offices, 1973 – 1979

Government Service

• Undersecretary (In-charge of the National Prosecution Service, National Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Immigration, and Witness Protection, Security and Benefit Program), Department of Justice, February 1992 – March 1995
• Ex-Officio Director and Designee, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, 1992 – March 1995
• Ex-Officio Director and Designee, Dangerous Drugs Board, 1992 – March 1995
• Secretariat Head, Presidential Committee on the Grant of Bail, Pardon or Temporary Release, July 1992 – March 1995
• Acting Chairman, Presidential Human Rights Committee, October 1993 – March 1995
• Acting Chairman, Board of Pardons and Parole, February 1992 – September 1992
• Designated Representative, National Amnesty Commission, November 1994 – February 1995

Academe

• Professorial Lecturer in Criminal Law and Remedial Law, University of the Philippines College of Law, SY 2001 – Present
• Professorial Lecturer in Criminal Law, Lyceum of the Philippines, College of Law, SY 2010 – Present
• Professorial Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Graduate School of Law, SY 2009 – Present
• Professorial Lecturer in Criminal Law, San Sebastian College Institute of Civil Law, SY 1995 – 1996

AFFILIATIONS

• Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines, Director, 1998 – Present; President, 2009 – 2011; and Chairman of the Board, January 2012 – Present
• Licensing Executives Society of the Philippines, President (June 2004 –2006)
• Asian Intellectual Property Association, Councilor
• Asian Patent Attorneys Association
• Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Cavite Chapter
• IBP Committee on Inter-Bar Relations, Chairman, July 2012 – Present
• Philippine Dispute Resolution, Inc. Trained Arbitrators, Member

EDUCATION, HONORS AND AWARDS

• Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines, 1979
• Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Santo Tomas, 1975
• Graduated No. 5, University of the Philippines Law Class of 1979
• Chancellor, Order of the Purple Feather, University of the Philippines College of Law Honor Society
• Scholar, University of the Philippines Law Alumni Association

PRACTICE AREAS

• Administrative Law
• Real Property
• Criminal Law
• Litigation, Estate and Corporate
• Intellectual Property Law