Aliette DelPozo Rodz is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Business Litigation Group and Chair of the Cuba Task Force and the firm’s Diversity Committee. She is Chair of the firm’s Focus on Women Group. Aliette serves as lead trial counsel for companies involved in disputes in state and federal courts, in arbitration and before administrative agencies. She handles all aspects of litigation including preliminary and permanent injunction hearings, evidentiary hearings, bench trials, arbitrations and jury trials.
Aliette has been recognized by South Florida Business Leaders, is a recipient of the In the Company of Women Government & Law Award, the Women Extraordinaire award and a finalist of Businesswomen of the Year, and has received recognition from Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County. Aliette has built a reputation as a tenacious commercial litigator who advocates for U.S. and foreign companies, institutions in national and international disputes, and individuals in court or through alternative resolutions.
Aliette has experience litigating across numerous industries, including real estate, banking, creditors’ rights, election litigation, construction, insurance, gaming, professional services and aviation. She has represented oil companies, banks, casinos, funds, hospitals, large land proprietors and developers in complex business disputes, commercial and residential foreclosures, bank and creditors’ rights litigation, insurance litigation, consumer credit, contract disputes, ERISA, landlord-tenant litigation, libel, negligence, and personal injury.
She also represents international businesses with claims in the U.S. as well as American clients with claims abroad. She has handled all forms of international discovery and Hague Convention procedures, and has worked on International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitrations. Aliette is a member of the Cuban-American Bar Association, heads the firm’s Cuba Task Force and regularly assists clients with their business prospects in Cuba based on the changes in U.S./Cuba regulations.
Outside of her practice, Aliette is dedicated to supporting women in business and numerous nonprofit organizations. She is the Chair and one of the pioneers of the firm’s Focus on Women Group and is a longtime supporter of The Commonwealth Institute for Women and Casa Valentina, as well as organizations such as Educate Tomorrow, which serves foster youth. She is a board member of the Ladies Empowerment and Action Program, Inc. (L.E.A.P.), a non-profit organization that empowers and educates women to make positive life changes transcending into the business community after prison. She is also on the Executive Leadership Team of the American Heart and Stroke Association and served as Chair of the 11th Judicial Circuit’s Florida Bar Grievance Committee. Aliette is also over a decade long board member of the Zoological Society of South Florida for the benefit of ZooMiami.
While at the University of Florida, she was on the executive board of the John Marshall Bar Association and was an active member of the University of Florida’s trial team.