Coral M. Odiot-Rivera

PARTNER

Coral Odiot-Rivera is a Partner in the firm’s Environmental Litigation Department, working out of the Puerto Rico office.

Education

Law School
Inter American University, School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Undergraduate Degree
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, B.A. in Social Science/Major: Political Science, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Puerto Rico State Bar
Puerto Rico Federal Bar
Puerto Rico Notary Bar Approved

Overview

Ms. Odiot’s practice focuses on environmental class actions and mass tort litigations. She has played an integral role in several environmental litigations representing individuals and municipalities affected as a result of Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in New York, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire. Ms. Odiot also represents communities injured by lead exposure in Florida and Indiana.

Coral graduated cum laude from the Interamerican University School of Law where she also was Editor in Chief of the school’s Law Review. She began her career clerking for the Hon. Anabelle Rodríguez Rodríguez, Associate Justice for the Puerto Rico Supreme Court (2012). After clerking for the Supreme Court, she worked as a legal advisor for the Civil Rights, Democratic Participation and Social Economy Committee of the Senate of Puerto Rico.

Thereafter, Coral became legal advisor for the Independent Consumer Protection Office (“ICPO”) representing the Puerto Rico energy consumer in matters before the Puerto Rico Energy Commission and Puerto Rico courts. As a legal advisor for the ICPO, Coral became knowledgeable in matters of Energy and Environmental Law and was given a scholarship by the National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys for a Georgetown Law Course about Regulating Public Utility Performance.

 

Other Experience

Insight Policy Research

Consultant. Provided assistance and guidance for a Nutrition Assistance Program investigation titled “Examination of Cash Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits in Puerto Rico”.

Clerkships

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Justice Anabelle Rodríguez Rodríguez

Awards & Honors

Scholarship granted by the National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys Semester Course: “Regulating Public Utility Performance: Bringing Competition to Historically Monopolistic Industries. Course given by: Attorney Scott Hempling (Georgetown University Law School). Scholarship granted by the University of Pennsylvania. Robert J. Thompson Leadership Academy Council of State Governments University of Pennsylvania, Fels Institute of Government Class of 2013 Editor in Chief of the Inter American University Law Review, Vol. XLVI Assistant Professor, María Dolores Fernós, Esq. Communications University of China International Law School Program London School of Economics and Political Science Visiting Student taking the course: “Conflict, the State and the Global Community: An Introduction to Political Thought” Scholarship granted by the Puerto Rico Legislature. Córdova and Fernós Legislative Internship Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Intern

Pro Bono

Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico

Publications

“Maternindad Asistida: Análisis y Propuesta de Legislación”, Publication: Inter American University Law Review, Vol. XLV

Professional Affiliations

Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico