SMWMiami POSTPONED TO 2018
General Counsel, Eventcrowd
Teresita Chavez Pedrosa is a lawyer with a background in journalism. She is interested in every aspect of communications, particularly the effective use of social media and communications law. She regularly lectures to bloggers, marketers, public relations professionals, promoters, corporate employers and others on legal compliance issues regarding social media. She has contributed to news publications, including the Huffington Post; and has provided legal commentary on television in connection with breaking news. Ms. Chavez Pedrosa has also helped second year law students to improve their writing skills, while teaching legal research and writing as an adjunct professor at Florida International University’s School of Law.
Ms. Chavez Pedrosa has a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Tulane University. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Communications, with honors, from the University of Miami. She currently serves as Outreach Coordinator at St. Thomas Law School, as General Counsel of Eventcrowd and is on the planning committee for Social Media Week Miami. Ms. Chavez Pedrosa was a partner at Adorno & Yoss, where she litigated and specialized in products and premise liability. Her clients included R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Pfeizer, Johnson & Johnson, Shell and ExxonMobil. Prior to this, Ms. Chavez Pedrosa worked at the law offices of Rivkind & Pedraza, representing seamen and passengers in lawsuits against the major cruise lines.
Ms. Chavez Pedrosa is also a dedicated child advocate. As an Attorney ad Litem, she has represented abused and neglected children in dependency proceedings. In 2012 Lawyers for Children America recognized her work representing the surviving twin in the Barahona case and her dedication to foster children, by awarding her the John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award. Ms. Chavez Pedrosa is a current director of Florida’s Children First – Florida’s premire independent child advocacy organization.
Ms. Chavez Pedrosa is active in many community organizations, but particularly with the Hispanic National Bar Organization. She has served the HNBA on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors, as National Vice President of Membership, as Vice Chair of the HNBA’s DREAM Initiative Task Force, as President of the Florida Region, on the Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession, on the Editorial Board of Noticias and on the National Finance Committee. Her work with the HNBA has ranged from helping candidates achieve confirmation to the federal bench and other federal executive positions, to her favorite: helping law students identify their infinite career options and achieve their potential. As Founder and Co-Chair of the HNBA’s Tennis & Golf Tournaments, Ms. Chavez Pedrosa raised more than $150,000 for the HNBA and the HNBA’s Legal Education Fund – which awards scholarships to Hispanic students. In 2011, the HNBA recognized Ms. Chavez Pedrosa as Regional President of the Year.