Faber Daeufer & Itrato recently welcomed Alex Cruz Rodriguez to the firm. During law school he worked as a Judicial Intern for District Court Judge Sarah Netburn of the Southern District of New York, and as a Judicial Extern for District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin of the District of Massachusetts.
“Alex comes to us with a strong foundation of professional and academic experience,” said Faber Senior Counsel Jodi Stanfield. “Prior to attending Boston University School of Law, he worked as a paralegal at several law firms. Alex also speaks several languages, has studied abroad at a number of international universities, and has been active in several pro bono programs serving immigrant communities.”
Cruz Rodriguez’s interest in life sciences expanded during his role as Managing Editor for the American Journal of Law & Medicine. “I had significant exposure to health law and the life sciences industry. I also took several classes relevant to the field, in particular, health care law, contract drafting, and transactional law research.” He said that he was introduced to Faber through his research and was particularly impressed by the in-house experience of the firm’s professionals. “I understood that the industry experience of so many of the firm’s senior lawyers and contracts specialists is extremely valuable for clients, and would also be extremely valuable to me as I begin my career as an attorney. Faber professionals understand the challenges and business objectives of the trade from a lived perspective.”
Another Faber characteristic that interested Cruz Rodriguez was Faber’s unique training program, which he learned about during the interview process. “I could tell that the Training Committee and the firm as a whole would expend significant resources to ensure that associates fully understand the firm’s systems and procedures, and even more importantly the firm’s well-known style of thoughtful pragmatic counseling” he said.