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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EPA Announces Final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for 6 PFAS
As a law firm at the forefront of litigation against PFAS manufacturers, Napoli Shkolnik applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) for its landmark decision to establish regulatory limits on per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in drinking water. As legal representatives of thousands of public water systems in the Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (“AFFF”) Multi-District Litigation (“MDL”), the firm views this action as a pivotal moment in ensuring the safety and cleanliness of drinking water for the American people.
Napoli Shkolnik Applauds EPA’s Historic Action on PFAS Regulation in Drinking Water

Pro Bono

Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico


Media Appearances

Wisconsin-based Tyco Fire Products to pay out $750 million to PFAS-impacted communities, milwaukee journal sentinel (April 12, 2024)

PFAS-affected water systems to receive $750M in settlement with Tyco Fire Products, Wisconsin Public Radio (April 12, 2024)

Tyco Reaches $750M PFAS Deal In Foam Co. MDL, Law360 (April 12, 2024)

Johnson Controls’ Tyco Fire Products agrees to $750 million settlement over PFAS contamination, Republic World (April 12, 2024)

Judge Approves Historic $12.5 Billion 3M Settlement to Clean America’s Water Supplies, Businesswire (April 2, 2024)

3M Gets Final OK On PFAS Deal Worth Up To $12.5B, Law360 (April 1, 2024)

Historic $1.18 Billion Settlement Approved with DuPont to Clean America’s Water Supplies, yahoo!finance (February 9, 2024)

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Colegio de Abogados de PR