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 group. Ms. Rubio-Spring’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.





Ms. Rubio-Spring’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 a borrower’s claim that the bank committed waste as mortgagee in possession and obtained dismissal at the close of plaintiff’s evidence at trial;
  • Representing private equity firms in complex post-closing disputes in Delaware state court at various stages of litigation including through trial;
  • Defending a national mortgage lender in federal courts, in lawsuits arising from residential mortgage-backed securities, and other mortgage-related practices brought by sophisticated institutional investors, including banks and insurance companies; and
  • Defending a national mortgage lender against a municipality asserting claims under the Fair Housing Act in federal court.

Ms. Rubio-Spring’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; and
  • Representing a tenant in a landlord tenant dispute presenting novel questions of law.

Ms. Rubio-Spring is honored to be a recipient of the firm’s 2018 Robert B. Fraser Pro Bono Award for her commitment to pro bono work.

Professional Activities

Ms. Rubio-Spring’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.

Ms. Rubio-Spring 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.. She also serves on the Steering Committee for the Boston Bar Association’s Commercial and Business Litigation Section. In addition, she serves 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.


Ms. Rubio-Spring has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch for her work in Commercial Litigation 2022. 

Ms. Rubio-Spring received Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s 2020 Excellence in the Law Award for Up and Coming Lawyers. 

Ms. Rubio-Spring was named to The Best Lawyers in America 2021: Ones to Watch.

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J.D., 2013
Boston College Law School
B.A., 2010
Georgetown University
(magna cum laude)



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