Lcda. Maite Oronoz Rodríguez nominada al Tribunal Supremo

ACTUALIZACIÓNLcda. Maite Oronoz confirmada al Tribunal Supremo por el Senado

Maite D. Oronoz Rodríguez

El gobernador Alejandro García Padilla designó a la licenciada Maite Oronoz Rodríguez como jueza asociada del Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico. De esta manera, el primer ejecutivo llena la vacante dejada por la jueza Liana Fiol Matta, confirmada como presidenta del máximo foro judicial, y quien está próxima a juramentar al nuevo cargo.

Oronoz Rodríguez tiene una maestría en Derecho de la Universidad de Columbia en Nueva York y un Juris Doctor de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, de donde se graduó Magna Cum Laude. Fue miembro de la Revista Jurídica y reconocida por su desempeño sobresaliente, tanto a nivel académico como en servicio comunitario. Además, realizó un bachillerato en Historia de la Universidad de Villanova en Pensilvania y tomó cursos de historia, literatura e italiano en la Universidad de Florencia en Italia.

Según Noticel:

La licenciada es hija de Dolores “Maggie” Rodríguez de Oronoz, exjueza del Tribunal de Apelaciones, quien fungió como directora ejecutiva del comité de transición de García Padilla y quien fue directora de comunicaciones bajo el gobierno del exgobernador Rafael Hernández Colón. Rodríguez de Oronoz es parte del Comité de Nombramientos Judiciales y el hermano de la licenciada es asesor económico del gobernador.

En el 2001, se incorporó a la práctica del Derecho trabajando para el bufete McConnell Valdés en las áreas de discriminación en el empleo, contratos y asuntos constitucionales. Fue asistente jurídico del exjuez presidente del Tribunal Supremo, Federico Hernández Denton, y luego fue designada como subprocuradora general de Justicia desde el 2005 al 2008.

En el 2009, comienza a trabajar en el bufete Sepulvado y Maldonado LLC, especializándose en casos de litigio comercial y civil, tanto en las cortes de Puerto Rico como en la corte federal. En el 2013, es designada como directora de la División Legal del Municipio de San Juan por la alcaldesa Carmen Yulín Cruz.

“La licenciada Oronoz Rodríguez es ejemplo de lo que esta nueva generación puede ofrecerle a Puerto Rico. Una joven brillante que contribuirá desde el Tribunal Supremo a definir la reglas que regirán a esta sociedad en este nuevo siglo”, afirmó el mandatario.

La designación de Oronoz Rodríguez pasa ahora al Senado para continuar con el proceso de confirmación.

Oronoz Rodríguez sería la primera persona LGBTT en ser jueza del Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico.

CV de la Lcda. Lcda. Maite Oronoz Rodríguez (en inglés):

EDUCATION

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK, NY
LL.M., May 2005

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO (UPR) LAW SCHOOL, RÍO PIEDRAS, PR
J.D., May 2002, Magna Cum Laude, G.P.A. 3.78 Member
U.P.R. Law Review in 2000-2001
Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Community Service from the UPR’s Rector
Award for Outstanding Student in Civil Law from the UPR’s Law School Faculty
Award for Outstanding Student in Civil Law from the Puerto Rico Bar Association

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO, RÍO PIEDRAS, PR
1998-1999 Post Graduate Studies in History

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA
B.A., History, May 1998 Cum Laude; Dean’s List (1995, 1998); Member of the History Honor Society Phi Alpha Theta

UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE, FLORENCE, ITALY
1996-1997 Completed 30 credits in History, Italian and Literature

EXPERIENCE

DIRECTOR
OFFICE OF LEGAL AFFAIRS CITY OF SAN JUAN
JAN 2013-PRESENT
Supervise a team of over 20 employees, including attorneys, legal assistants and support staff, as well as outside legal counsel, who comprise and give support to the following divisions: Management and Administration, General Counsel, Litigation, Legislation, Contracts, Property, Legal Aid and Administrative Hearings regarding municipal codes and ordinances.

Responsible for advising the Mayor and the Directors of over 25 Municipal Dependencies on various legal matters affecting the City and its over 6,000 employees regarding compliance with state, federal and municipal laws and regulations in all municipal dealings. Further responsibilities include: representing the Municipality and its officials before several forums, including state and federal courts as well as multiple government agencies. Oversee the management and strategy of over 2,500 cases on a wide variety of substantive matters including, but not limited to: civil rights, contracts, health, torts, construction, taxes, bankruptcy and employment law.

Supervise various attorneys who draft and/or review over 2,000 contracts and collaborative agreements a year, dozens of bills, ordinances and executive orders. Represent the Municipal Administration on multiple issues before the Municipal Assembly. Custodian of the municipal property registry and in charge of supervising the counseling and representation of the indigent population of San Juan on certain legal issues that are not in conflict with the Municipality.

NON CAPITAL PARTNER SEPULVADO & MALDONADO, LLC
Feb 2009-Jan 2013
Practice focused on commercial and civil litigation before state and federal courts on a wide variety of substantive matters including: antitrust, contracts, trademarks, real estate, franchise and products distribution laws and regulations, and petroleum industry related litigation and counseling. Practice also included employment law litigation and counseling as well as supervising the Firm’s associates and staff.

ACTING SOLICITOR GENERAL OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO
May-Dec 2008
Supervise two Deputy Solicitor Generals, over 35 attorneys and a staff of over 30 employees at the Office of the Solicitor General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which handles all appeals for the Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico before the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals, the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Experienced in areas of law covering the entire scope of governmental appellate practice: e.g., criminal law, constitutional law, administrative law, torts, contract law, and professional responsibility.

DEPUTY SOLICITOR GENERAL OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO
June 2005 to 2008
Supervise and direct over 30 attorneys at the Office of the Solicitor General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which handles all appeals for the Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico before the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals, the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Reported directly to the Solicitor General. Experienced in areas of law covering the entire scope of governmental appellate practice: e.g., criminal law, constitutional law, administrative law, torts, contract law, and professional responsibility.

LAW CLERK FOR THE HON. FEDERICO HERNÁNDEZ DENTON, CHIEF JUSTICE PUERTO RICO SUPREME COURT
September 2002 to July 2004
Researched and drafted proposed opinions, orders, and judgments on cases pending before the Puerto Rico Supreme Court in all areas of state law.

SUMMER ASSOCIATE MCCONNELL VALDÉS LLC
Summer 2001
Researched and drafted legal memoranda for the Corporate, Labor and Litigation practice areas on contracts, employment discrimination statutes, and constitutional law.

BAR ADMISSIONS
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

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