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Lisa J. Rodriguez

Partner, Cherry Hill Office Managing Partner
T 856-482-5741
    Lisa J. Rodriguez, managing partner of the firm's Cherry Hill office, focuses her practice on the litigation of class actions in the areas of securities fraud, antitrust, intellectual property and consumer litigation and other complex litigation in both state and federal courts.  She also frequently briefs and argues appeals in both state and federal courts.

    AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

    Intellectual Property
    • Serves as New Jersey counsel representing generic drug companies in patent infringement cases.
    • Represents tech company in patent infringement litigation.

    Class Action
    • Represented three defendants against whom consumer fraud claims were brought, challenging their automated email unsubscribe process.
    • Successfully defended class certification brought against a medical records provider.
    • Served as co-counsel in a five week trial on behalf of a class of pilots who were denied seniority when their airline was purchased by another airline, successfully leading to a liability verdict on behalf of the class of airline pilots.
    • Appointed by the court to serve as class counsel on behalf of the inmates of the Camden County Correctional Facility in an unconstitutional overcrowding action. As a result of the parties' combined efforts in that case, the inmate processing through the entire Camden County criminal justice system was revamped, resulting in the substantial reduction of the inmate population. In connection with that case, Camden County became the first county in New Jersey to offer a pretrial services program to county and state inmates.
    • Served as co-lead counsel in class actions challenging the practices of some companies in the rent-to-own industry in New Jersey, obtaining summary judgment on liability and damages on behalf of three certified classes.

    Antitrust
    • Serves as liaison counsel in pay-for-delay antitrust litigation.
    • Represents indirect purchasers of ductile pipe in antitrust litigation pending in New Jersey.
    • Served as liaison counsel in a number of actions, including in In re Mercedes Benz Antitrust Litigation, (D.N.J.), and in actions relating to the pricing of various name brand and generic drugs.

    Ms. Rodriguez is a frequent panel speaker. She has appeared for the Practicing Law Institute on Securities Regulation and the Philadelphia Bar Education Center on consumer and class action issues. She has spoken at a HarrisMartin Antitrust Pay-for-Delay Litigation Conference and the American Bar Association National Institute on Class Actions. She has also appeared for New Jersey Institute for Continuing Education on a variety of topics, including appellate practice. Ms. Rodriguez was instrumental in developing the Brown Bag Lunch Series put on by the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey where she has spoken on issues of federal practice within New Jersey. Ms. Rodriguez served for 17 years as the New Jersey office managing partner of Trujillo Rodriguez & Richards, LLC prior to joining Schnader.

    Publications
    • New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure (Appeals), 2016-2018, contributing author

    COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

    • Camden Center for Law and Social Justice, Board Member
    • Legal Services of New Jersey, Trustee of the Board

    Education

    • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors
    • George Washington University, B.A.

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Supreme Court of New Jersey
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania

    Clerkships

    • Honorable Mitchell H. Cohen, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

    Professional Affiliations

    • New Jersey Fellow of The American Bar Foundation
    • New Jersey Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection, past-chairman
    • Lawyers Advisory Committee of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Member 
    • New Jersey Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on the Uniform Bar Examination (2015-2016) 
    • Served on the Third Circuit Task Force on the Selection of Class Counsel (appointed by Chief Judge Edward Becker)
    • Bar Association of the Third Federal Circuit, Board of Governors
    • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, Past President

    Other Distinctions

    • Recipient, 2014 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award, Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law*
    • Noted as a "New Jersey Super Lawyer" in the area of class action, 2014-2018*
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Plaintiffs, 2016-2018*
    • Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" 2016-2018*

    *No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Further information on methodologies is available via these links.