Natalia Rodriguez

Natalia Rodriguez  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Natalia Rodriguez is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group located in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. In addition to her general commercial litigation practice, she advises clients on labour and employment, construction, and insurance matters. Natalia also practises in the areas of public law litigation and appellate advocacy.  She has represented clients and argued cases before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Natalia was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2011. Prior to joining BLG, Natalia clerked for the judges of the Ontario Court of Appeal and for Justice LeBel at the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2010, she was awarded the Silver Medal in Law by Queen's Law School for achieving the second highest overall academic standing in her graduating class. She also received three course-specific awards for achieving the highest standing in those courses.

From 2012-2014, Natalia served as Commission Counsel for the Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry investigating the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall and the subsequent emergency response.

Representative Work

  • Commission counsel for the Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry (2012-2014).

Publications & Presentations

  • Guest lecturer, "Legal Memo Writing," University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), November 2016.
  • Speaker, "The Elliot Lake Inquiry: Emergency Response and Lessons Learned," Association of Electrical Utilities Safety Professionals, October 2016.
  • Panelist, Queen's Law Litigation Society, 2nd Annual Practitioner Panel, February 2016.
  • Author, "Arbitrator Strikes Down 'Vaccinate or Mask' Policy at Sault Area Hospital as an Unreasonable Exercise of Management Rights", BLG Publication, September 2015.
  • Author and Speaker, "Suing a Foreign Power in Ontario," County of Carleton Law Association, 34th Civil Litigation Updated Conference, November 2014.
  • Co-Author and Speaker, “Standards of Review: Does the Standard of Correctness Still Exist?,” The Commons Institute, 180 Minutes of Administrative Law Conference, February 2014.