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Director of Criminal Department




Degree in Law, Complutense University of Madrid. Degree in Clinical Psychology, Complutense University of Madrid. Course on Prevention of Money Laundering in the financial sector CEF 2019. PhD Candidate in Criminal Law, Complutense University of Madrid.


Fatima Rodriguez joined the criminal team at Lupicinio in 2017 from Estudio Jurídico Zabala. Since joining, Fatima has participated in cases of great legal and media importance. After completing her training, Fatima joined Lupicinio International Law Firm as Head of the Criminal Team.

Recently, she has worked on prominent cases such as the Black Cards case, Púnica, Vitaldent and the Isabel II Canal.

Furthermore, Fatima is part of the firm´s group of lawyers that specialise in advising on corporate compliance maters, as well as the design, preparation and implementation of crime prevention models or programmes (evaluation and criminal risk maps, systems of criminal risk management, organisational models, codes of ethics and professional conduct, internal policies, anti-corruption manuals and policies, ethical and complaint channels, internal investigations and disciplinary sanctions systems).

Fatima also specialises in crimes against individuals, where her legal experience combines with her experience in clinical psychology to offer a sophisticated approach.

Fatima frequently works with a team advising companies and managers in the design and implementation of crime prevention programmes in order to avoid or reduce the criminal liability of legal entities.

In addition, Fatima is an assistant professor of Criminal Law at the University of Cardinal Cisneros, part of the University of Complutense, and regularly speaks at seminars and conferences. Currently, she is a a PhD candidate at the University of Cumplutense.

Fatima is also part of the “What is Law?” Foundation, which supports the protection of the Rule of Law, promotes transparency and combats corruption, whether through opinions, reports, administrative proceedings or judicial actions for transparency, or congresses, seminars and acts of recognition to support the actions of defenders of the Rule of Law (which are often unknown).


Published articles:

  • Travelling in times of covid and states of emergency
  • The so-called willful blindness in criminal law
  • The need to regulate internal investigations in companies
  • How to prevent a cyber-attack during the coronavirus crisis?
  • Legal observations: diplomatic immunity and the death of Harry Dunn
  • Lawyers who win their trials in the media
  • How to dress for a trial, when first impressions are everything
  • Is any assault by a man on a woman in a relationship or ex-partner violence?
  • Ambient fear: more safety for women
  • Reckless homicide?
  • The social sentence of ‘La Manada
  • The Supreme Court’s novel approach to regulatory compliance programmes to prevent criminal risks
  • The Supreme Court in the face of the black cards
  • Blesa, Barberá… And now what: Inquisiprensa
  • New criminal code

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