Madeleine K. Rodriguez

Associate - Boston

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Madeleine Rodriguez is a litigator whose practice is built on a strong foundation of state and federal trial experience, with a particular emphasis on complex commercial disputes and international litigation and arbitration. In this capacity she principally represents educational, healthcare, and financial services institutions in civil cases, internal and regulatory investigations, and settlement negotiations. Madeleine also represents foreign States, State-controlled entities, and multinational corporations in U.S. federal courts and investment treaty disputes before international arbitral tribunals.

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Education:

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Scholar of the College of Arts and Sciences, 2009

Languages:

Spanish

Representative Experience

Commercial Litigation

  • Representing major teaching hospital and physicians’ organization in qui tam action alleging improper billing of Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Counsel to healthcare system and member physicians in over 20 filed or threatened suits in Maine state court by cities and counties seeking to recover alleged costs of prescription and illicit opioid abuse and addiction; suits removed to federal court and conditionally transferred to federal multi-district litigation.
  • Counsel to 11 third-party business owners in multiple class action suits consolidated in federal multi-district litigation.
  • Representing the Consulate of Peru and its former Consul General in a federal labor dispute. 
  • Successfully represented Venezuela and the Venezuelan Ministry of Finance in a U.S. Federal Court case regarding forged bank promissory notes.
  • Successfully represented an international state-owned oil and natural gas corporation.

Investor-State Arbitration 

  • Representing Uruguay in an UNCITRAL arbitration before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) brought under a bilateral investment treaty involving a large-scale iron ore mining project, which the claimants allege to be worth $3.47 billion. 
  • Represented Venezuela in an ICSID (Additional Facility) proceeding brought by a Canadian company under a bilateral investment treaty in connection with a mining operations contract.
  • Represented Venezuela in an ICSID arbitration regarding the alleged expropriation of Venezuelan subsidiaries in the steel industry.
  • Successfully represented El Salvador in an ICSID arbitration brought under a domestic investment law concerning the claimant’s alleged entitlement to a mining exploitation concession and rights to exploration licenses. 

Trademark, Copyright & Unfair Competition

  • Secured clients’ trademark rights through aggressive protection and enforcement strategies in an array of industries, including entertainment, consumer products, food and beverage, education, technology, financial services and non-profits.
  • Advised clients with respect to trademark and branding strategy, including clearance, prosecution and policing.

Pro Bono Representation 

  • Successfully argued before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, obtaining extraordinary relief by way of enforcement of the attorney-client privilege with regards to client records.
  • Second chaired federal racketeering conspiracy trial
  • Successfully represented unaccompanied refugee children in petitions for special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) and legal permanent resident status.
  • Successfully assisted survivors of domestic violence in restraining order proceedings against their abusive partners.
  • Successfully represented veteran who was wrongly denied VA benefits before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Honors

  • Super Lawyers Massachusetts Rising Star, 2018-2019
  • “Lawyer of the Year,” Boston University Latin American Law Student Association, 2017
  • Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Articles Editor

Involvement

  • The Partnership, Inc., 2017 Fellow
  • Old North Foundation of Boston, Board Member and Governance Committee Chair
  • Boston Bar Association, Diversity and Inclusion Section, Mentoring Committee Co-Chair
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
  • Women's Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Lawyers Group, Associate Advisory Committee Member and Mentor
  • University of Virginia Law School Foundation, Class Manager
  • Panelist, Slavery and Its Legacies at Old North: Confronting the Past, Envisioning the Future, Old North Foundation of Boston, October 2019
  • Keynote Speaker, Latin American Heritage Celebration Dinner, Boston University Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA), October 2017
 
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida