Alicia Rubio-Spring is a partner in Goodwin’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice and is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Disputes team. Alicia's clients rely on her to assist them in a variety of complex litigation matters in both federal and state court, including general commercial litigation, post-closing disputes, and consumer protection and antitrust class action litigation.
Alicia’s representative experience includes:
- Representing a biotech company in monopolization and contract claims brought against a large pharmaceutical company alleging single company conduct to debilitate competition from the biotech’s pipeline
- Defending a generic pharmaceutical company in consolidated antitrust class action litigation challenging “reverse payment” settlement agreements
- Defending a national mortgage lender in Massachusetts state court against consumer protection claims
- Representing private equity firms in complex post-closing disputes in Delaware state court at various stages of litigation including through trial
Alicia’s pro bono experience includes:
- Challenging Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s practice of arresting immigrants in and around state courthouses in the Commonwealth
- Representing unaccompanied minors seeking asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile status in immigration and related state court proceedings
- Representing both defensive and affirmative asylum-seekers in immigration proceedings
Alicia is honored to be a recipient of the firm’s 2018 Robert B. Fraser Pro Bono Award for her commitment to pro bono work.
Alicia's leadership roles include membership on Goodwin’s local leadership council for the committee on racial and ethnic diversity in Boston, and she is deeply involved in Goodwin’s diversity and inclusion efforts. In 2016, she was selected to participate in the firm’s inaugural class of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Pathfinder Program, a program focused on professional development for diverse, high-potential, early-career attorneys.
Alicia is actively involved in the community and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Boston Bar Association. She serves as the Region I President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. In addition, for six years she served as a member of the Board of Directors of Project Citizenship, a Boston-based nonprofit whose mission is to break down barriers for legal permanent residents to become United States citizens. She now serves on Project Citizenship’s Board of Advisors and Ambassadors.
Boston College Law School
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Recognition & Awards
Alicia has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch for her work in Commercial Litigation 2022.
Alicia received the Top Lawyers Under 40 Award from the Hispanic National Bar Association in 2021.
Alicia was named to The Best Lawyers in America 2021: Ones to Watch.
Alicia received Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s 2020 Excellence in the Law Award for Up and Coming Lawyers.
- Co-Author, “Weighing Litigation Vs. Arbitration Amid Court Disruptions,” Law360, October 2020
- Contributing Author, “Joint Ventures,” Thomson Reuters’ Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition, February 2019