Joseline Rodriguez-Ortiz

Joseline Rodriguez


Joseline Rodriguez focuses her practice on corporate and international matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and public private partnership. She has experience advising US and foreign companies, as well as family groups in various types of equity and debt investments, corporate governance and other general day-to-day matters, across a broad spectrum of industries.

Joseline's experience includes complex cross-border transactions involving Latin America. She has also assisted and served as counsel in corporate reorganizations, refinancings and restructurings. Joseline regularly advises clients on matters across a variety of sectors including energy and renewables, consumer goods, retail, and telecom.

A vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion, Joseline is Co-Vice Chair of DLA Piper’s Hispanic Resource Group (HOLA), where she oversees and collaborates with DLA’s Hispanic D&I initiatives.

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  • Putney Capital Management, an asset management and advisory company located in Central America and the Caribbean, in its acquisition of a 50-percent interest in Colombian steel mill, Diaco S.A., from Gerdau S.A., a major steel manufacturer based in Brazil.
  • Costa Rican television operator in its sale to a multinational telecommunications company.
  • An insurance company in the sale of its Latin American business in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico.
  • Counsel to, in collaboration with DLA Sweden, DLA Canada and DLA UK, a major Canadian sawmill company, Canfor Corporation, in its acquisition of the largest privately owned sawmill company group, Vida Group, through Canfor's subsidiary Canadian Forest Products Ltd. 
  • Counsel to, in collaboration with DLA Sweden and DLA Germany, the world's largest home appliance manufacturer in its corporate reorganization in Australia, Canada and US. 
  • Specialty Pharmacy Services Company, a growing leader in the specialty pharmacy industry in the acquisition of a specialty pharmacy business conducting operations in the US.
  • Advising a leading Central American mobile operator on the implementation of its compliance program, including FCPA. 
  • A potential buyer in the bid/sales process of one of the largest manufacturers in Italy with a subsidiary in the US. 
  • The Government of Puerto Rico, including several instrumentalities, on numerous matters.
  • In collaboration with DLA Madrid, a search fund in its investments in Brazil.
  • Credit rating agency in the acquisition of SCRiesgo, a leading group of local credit rating agencies serving domestic financial markets in Central America and the Dominican Republic expanding Moody’s presence in Latin America. 
  • Spanish
  • LL.M., University of Connecticut School of Law
  • J.D., University of Puerto Rico School of Law


The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Rising Star, Latin America: International Firms Corporate/M&A (2024)
Additional Recognitions
  • Latinvex, Latin America's Rising Legal Stars - Corporate/M&A (2024)

Pro Bono

Advising a nonprofit that supports community-led solutions to alleviate hunger worldwide with the certification process for certain food banks in various countries in Latin America, including, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay and Perú, among others.


  • Panelist, “Mission Impossible”: Work-Life Balance - Latin America Leadership Summit Focused on women and connections (July 28, 2023)

Media Mentions

Memberships And Affiliations

  • International Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers’ Committee
    • United States National Representative of the Young Lawyers’ Committee
    • The Women Lawyers’ Committee
  • Hispanic National Bar Association