Coral M. Odiot-Rivera

ATTORNEY

Coral M. Odiot-Rivera was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 18, 1985. She is an accomplished attorney with experience in legal and policy research, legislative affairs, and Energy and Environmental Law. 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 started her legal career as a law clerk for Puerto Rico Supreme Court Justice Anabelle Rodríguez Rodríguez. After clerking for the Supreme Court, she worked as a legal advisor writing, reviewing and analyzing legislation for the Civil Rights, Democratic Participation and Social Economy Committee of the Senate of Puerto Rico.

Education

Law School
Inter American University, School of Law
Juris Doctor
Cum Laude

Undergraduate Degree
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
BA in Social Science/Major: Political Science
Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

Puerto Rico State Bar
Puerto Rico Federal Bar, pending swearing.
Puerto Rico Notary Bar approved.

Overview

Her legal career took a shift when she was hired as a legal advisor for the Independent Consumer Protection Office (“ICPO”). This public agency represents the interests of the Puerto Rican Energy Consumer. 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. Nowadays, she is an Environmental Associate Attorney at Napoli Shkolnik LLC, doing business in Puerto Rico as “NSPR”. Coral is the Supervising Attorney of the NSPR Environmental Department and works daily representing victims of contamination all over the United States.

More than her role as an attorney, Coral is also effective as a policy researcher. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus where she finished a bachelor’s degree in political science. In her free time, she loves to travel the world and collecting art pieces from where she travels.

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

PR 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

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

Professional Affiliations

Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico