Ms. Odiot’s practice primarily focuses on environmental class actions and mass tort litigations. As a Partner, she played an integral role in the negotiation of the two landmark settlements for $12.5 billion and $1.185 billion with 3M and DuPont, Chemours and Corteva in the AFFF Multi-District Litigation. She also leads several environmental litigations representing individuals and entities nationwide affected by air, soil, and/or water contamination encompassing a wide spectrum of hazardous substances, including lead, per- and polyfluoroakyl substances (PFAS), 1,4-Dioxane, and smelter plant by-products.
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.
Prior to joining her current firm, Coral was a 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.
Assistant Professor for María Dolores Fernós, Esq. at Inter American University, School of Law
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$12.5 Billion Settlement with 3M Company
Napoli Shkolnik, along with Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead and Interim Class Counsel, is proud to announce a $12.5 billion settlement with 3M Company in the ongoing multi-district litigation over the contamination of drinking water with toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) resulting from the widespread use of aqueous film-forming foam (“AFFF”). This historic class action settlement agreement resolves the claims of Public Water Systems across the country that have been impacted by actual or threatened contamination of their water systems with PFAS.
This proposed class settlement is the result of many months of negotiations between the parties and is subject to approval by Judge Richard M. Gergel, who was assigned in December 2018 to oversee the ongoing MDL proceedings in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.
$1.185 Billion Settlement with Dupont, Chemours, Corteva
Napoli Shkolnik is pleased to announce a major breakthrough in the pursuit of justice for water providers and their communities affected by PFAS contamination in the United States. Working diligently alongside our co-leads, we have successfully settled the material terms with defendants DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva regarding their responsibility for the PFAS contamination of public water systems and the associated costs of treatment.
Puerto Rico Supreme Court Justice Anabelle Rodríguez Rodríguez
Federal Bar Association – Hon. Raymond L. Acosta Puerto Rico Chapter
Hispanic National Bar Association
Trial Lawyers of Puerto Rico