Michael Rodríguez


Michael’s practice is focused on three pillars: international disputes, international mining, and data privacy.

Michael’s experience includes investment arbitrations at ICSID and the PCA, and commercial arbitrations at the ICC. His cases have encompassed mining, transportation, employment, energy, infrastructure, banking, and trademark disputes, and have involved interpretation of international, foreign, and domestic law. In addition, Michael represents clients in international mining transactions and disputes, most recently the Republic of Panama in negotiations for a new mining concession for the Cobre Panamá mine and a related dispute. Finally, Michael advises clients on international transactions and disputes involving data privacy issues, leveraging his CIPP/E certification on GDPR.

Michael is natively fluent in English and Spanish. The core of his practice is in Spanish, including interpreting Latin American law and working with Latin American clients, experts, and witnesses. Michael also maintains a domestic litigation practice and clerked for the Honorable Adalberto Jordan at United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is admitted to the practice of law in the District of Columbia and Florida.

In law school, he participated in the Moot Madrid Spanish-language international commercial arbitration moot. He recently coached the University of Miami in the Foreign Direct Investment Moot, which focuses on investment arbitration. His team reached the final hearing of the global rounds and won second place.

Published Work

  • "The United States Supreme Court Holds that 28 U.S.C. § 1782 Does not Encompass Arbitral Tribunals", Allen & Overy update, 11 July 2022
  • "A panel of the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals asks the Court en banc to overturn Industrial Risk and INPROSTA", Allen & Overy update, 11 July 2022



Admitted: District of Columbia Bar, 2019

Admitted: The Florida Bar, 2018


J.D./LL.M., Law and International Arbitration (summa cum laude, order of the coif), University of Miami School of Law, 2017

B.A.,European Studies, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009


Spanish, English
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.