Fabián Rodríguez-Torres's passion for the law—his lodestar since early youth—accounts for his success as a civil and commercial litigator and well-know negotiator on both sides, in state and federal courts. His practice focuses primarily on complex distributorship and franchise litigation. His resourcefulness and practical approach towards litigations has allowed him to successfully represent individuals and corporate entities in a wide range of practice areas, including product liability, insurance coverage matters, construction law, government bids and procurement, mass tort, class action, and breach of contract. His keen intuition has provided him with significant experience in taking and defending depositions in the United States, Europe, and South America. A combination of a strong moral compass, constant strive towards continuous learning and improvement, and a deep sense of humanity have guided him throughout an accomplished 10+-year career.

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Fabián has developed the coveted skill of maintaining a work-life balance, allowing him to indulge in his everlasting passion to travel the World. He has successfully implemented a personal goal of allocating time to travel at least once a year, while meeting his obligations as an attorney in the Litigations Department. For Fabián, travel is not only gratifying for allowing him to get to know other places and cultures, but also a modern world necessity in order to build successful business relationships.
Trial and appellate experience in a wide range of practice areas such as distributorship and franchise litigation, insurance coverage matters, construction law, government bids and procurement, mass tort, class action, and general commercial and civil litigation.
Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, 2008; United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 2009; United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit,2011, and Puerto Rico Notary Bar, 2008.

University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
J.D. Magna Cum Laude – 2008

University of Minnesota School of Public Affairs
M.S. – 2007

University of Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
B.A. Summa Cum Laude – 2002

Honors:

Political Science Department Award, 2002

National Collegiate Social Sciences Award, 2002

Golden Key Member National Honor Society, 2001

National Dean’s List Honorable Mention 1999-2002

Puerto Rico Federal Bar Association, Member

O’Neill & Gilmore, P.S.C., Law Clerk

Goldman Antonetti & Cordova, P.S.C., Law Clerk

National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Deposition Skills Program Award, 2012

Summer Institute of International & Comparative Law Award, Universite de Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne and Cornell University Law School, 2006

Selected by the Senate of Puerto Rico as Participant in the Cordova Congressional Internship Program, 2001

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars Award, 2001

Universal Medical Laboratories

AMG’s litigation team strikes again!

Led by division co-chair Luis Oliver Fraticelli together with junior partner Fabian Rodriguez, the duo successfully won reversal in the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals of a decision by the trial court involving the enforceability of a choice of forum clause in the context of a distribution contract subject to the Puerto Rico Dealer’s Act, the infamous Law 75. The issue comes up often and there is a growing disparity between decisions by local versus federal courts. Here, the issue was made even more interesting by the fact that the underlying contract had expired on its terms, which raised the question as to what terms governed the distribution relationship (and whether such terms included the choice of forum clause or not). Is your business dealing with similar issues down the distribution chain? Contact us at your convenience!

Presidential Financial Corp. of Florida v. Transcaribe Freight Corp., 186 D.P.R. 263 (2012)

Abengoa, S.A. v. Am. Intl. Ins., 176 D.P.R. 512 (2009)

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