Cristina Rodríguez



Vermont Law School, LLM
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, JD
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, BS

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico


Prior to law school I worked at el Yunque Rain Forest. I was part of a team that collected data to determine the effects of hurricanes, climate and land use to the rainforest ecosystem. After el Yunque, I was offered a Science Assistant position, at the National Science Foundation. Where I assisted visiting professors in the approval of grants of cross cutting scientific research. After this experience I decided to move back to Puerto Rico and attend law school, to become an environmental attorney. When I finished law school, I worked at the Caño Martín Peña Community Land Trust, an environmental justice project, which guarantees affordable homes, settle land tenures issues, and empowers the community.

Other Experience


EPA, Western Ecology Division, Corvallis, Oregon

DoD, Legacy Program, Washington, DC

Recent Cases

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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.

Under the terms of the agreement, DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva acknowledge their role in the PFAS contamination crisis and must provide financial compensation for the cost of treatment necessary to address the contamination their ‘forever chemicals’ caused.

Pro Bono

Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Colegio de Abogados de PR