Carlos A. Rodriguez-Vidal is the Managing Member at Goldman Antonetti & Cordova, LLC, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has practiced as a trial attorney and litigator in civil and commercial cases in the Litigation and Trial Practice Department of the firm since 1983. The law firm represents primarily corporate clients in civil and commercial matters. He chairs the department since 2000. In 2009 he was elected as President of the firm. When the law firm converted to a limited liability company, I became the Managing Member.
Carlos was the Jose Padin Scholar of the Class of 1979 at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania. Carlos has served as an Admission Volunteer at Haverford since 1985, and was President of the Alumni Association in 1994-96. After graduating from Haverford, he obtained his Juris Doctor degree at Columbia Law School in New York City.
Carlos has served on several boards of directors in the not-for-profit sector: in the United States at the American Bar Association (2010-2013) and Haverford College (1998-2010), and in Puerto Rico, at the Oficina Legal de la Comunidad, Inc., a Legal Services Corporation grantee (1996- ), and the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (Center for Investigative Journalism) (2010- ). He currently chairs the boards of the Oficina Legal de la Comunidad and the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo. The Puerto Rico Supreme Court has also appointed him twice to its Access to Justice Commission, where he currently serves as Vice-Chair.
When he served on the Board of Governors of the ABA, he chaired its Operations and Communications Committee and was a member of its Executive Committee. Carlos recently concluded a three-year term as Chair of the ABA Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, the umbrella entity that houses the ABA diversity and inclusion entities regarding diversity in the profession, diversity in the educational pipeline, racial and ethnic justice, and Hispanic rights and responsibilities. He also served on the decennial ABA Commission on Governance that conducted a review of the ABA Constitution and Bylaws that resulted in more diversity and inclusion in its governing bodies, such as the Board of Governors, the House of Delegates, and its Nominating Committee. He is currently Chair the ABA’s Standing Committee on Constitution and Bylaws.