|Birth||13 December 1991|
Margarita Mercado Echegaray (born on December 7, 1980) is an attorney, the current Solicitor General of Puerto Rico, and the youngest to hold such post. Mercado has a bachelor's degree in political science and history of the Americas, and a juris doctor from the University of Puerto Rico. She also has a master of laws in constitutional law and civil rights from Columbia University. Before her appointment, Mercado served as a law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and as a law clerk for Anabelle Rodríguez in the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.
Mercado's most prominent cases includes the defense of the government of Puerto Rico against a lawsuit presented by the Puerto Rico Association of Members of the Judiciary. The Association claims that Act 162 of 2013 is unconstitutional and that it minimizes the principle of judicial independence.