Paulette Rodríguez López

Paulette Rodríguez López is an associate in the D.C. office of Constantine Cannon where she practices antitrust law and commercial litigation.

Ms. Rodríguez López has experience in a wide range of industries, including franchising, logistics, manufacturing and health care.  Representative matters include:

  • Representing a certified class of direct and indirect purchasers of inpatient hospital services, asserting federal and state antitrust claims totaling over $400 million against a hospital system in Northern California;
  • Representing a trucking association before the United States Federal Maritime Commission, in an action against ocean carriers alleging violations of the Shipping Act;
  • Representing an aftermarket auto parts manufacturer in a suit in Delaware Court of Chancery, charging a leading online sales platform with breach of contract.

Prior to joining Constantine Cannon, Ms. Rodríguez López was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Frederick Mumm (Ret.), a United States Magistrate Judge in the Central District of California.  Before her clerkship, Ms. Rodríguez López was a postdoctoral fellow at a nonprofit in California where she represented low-wage workers and the California Labor Commissioner, recovering unpaid wages by prosecuting commercial claims including breach of contract, conversion, fraudulent transfer, shareholder and director’s liability, labor and employment law, and multi-million-dollar creditors’ claims in corporate bankruptcies.

Ms. Rodríguez López is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where she was admitted to the Epstein Public Interest Law & Policy Program and the Critical Race Studies Program. She was awarded Masin Family Academic Excellence Awards for her outstanding performance in Evidence and Critical Race Studies, as well as honors for her performance in the Mock Trial and Moot Court programs. She was Managing Editor for the Chicanx Latinx Law Review.

Ms. Rodríguez López grew up in Puerto Rico, and moved stateside to attend Williams College, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science and a concentration in Latino/a Studies. After college, she joined the New York City Teaching Fellows, earning her M.A. in Bilingual Education from Hunter College and teaching in public schools in Queens, the Bronx and Harlem.

Ms. Rodríguez López is fluent in Spanish. She is admitted into practice in California and Tennessee and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She is working under the supervision of a member of the District of Columbia Bar while her D.C. admission is pending.

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