Aliette D. Rodz, a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP and Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee, was recently appointed Co-Chair of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Rodz will work alongside fellow Shutts & Bowen partner Harold “Ed” Patricoff.
In her elevated leadership role, Rodz aims to keep the firm at the forefront of the ever-changing legal landscape of international litigation and arbitration and examine social and cultural considerations that support effective client representation in the global marketplace.
“Aliette is a welcome addition to the International Dispute Resolution Group,” said Patricoff, Shutts & Bowen partner and Co-Chair of the International Dispute Resolution Group. “As Co-Chair, her experience with international disputes, litigation and arbitration will expand our ability to help our clients in the future.”
The firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice Group focuses on the rising volume of international disputes, litigation and arbitration as it relates to the increase in global trade and investment. The practice group aims to help clients navigate the complex litigation, mediation and arbitration processes that stem from the various rules, regulations, customs and practices of international business disputes.
“I am excited to Co-Chair this important practice group within our firm,” said Rodz. “As a trial attorney, I have aided my clients in resolving many complex international business disputes and hope to have continued success for the firm in my new role.”
As Co-Chair, Rodz brings a wealth of experience representing international businesses with claims in the U.S., as well as local clients with claims abroad. She has handled all forms of international discovery and Hague Convention procedures and has also worked on International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitrations.
Additionally, Rodz is a member of the Cuban-American Bar Association, heads the firm's Cuba Task Force and regularly assists clients with their business prospects in Cuba, based on the constantly shifting dynamics in U.S./Cuba relations.
Rodz has been with Shutts for nearly 19 years, beginning her career with the firm as a two-year associate in the Miami office. In 2010 at the age of 36, she became the first Hispanic female to become an equity partner in the firm’s history.
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Shutts & Bowen, established in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with approximately 300 lawyers in offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. Learn more about Shutts & Bowen at www.shutts.com.
- "Shutts & Bowen Names New Dispute Resolution Co-Chair," Law360 Pulse (April 8, 2021)