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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Russel L. Rodriguez

Russel L. Rodriguez



  • Employment, Labor Relations & Immigration
  • Litigation & Arbitration

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Russel L. Rodriguez has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science, cum laude and a Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B.) degree from the University of the Philippines in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2002.

Russel is presently a Senior Associate of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. He specializes in civil and commercial litigation and has handled and tried a broad range of cases involving contract disputes, corporate restructuring and rehabilitation, debt recovery, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, family law and settlement of estates, infrastructure and engineering disputes, intra-corporate controversies, labor disputes, insurance claims, and land, mining and natural resources.

Russel also has experience in criminal litigation, both as private prosecutor and as defense counsel. His practice areas also include insurance law, labor and employment law, as well as immigration and deportation cases.

Bar Admissions

2002, Philippines


University of the Philippines (A.B. cum laude; LL.B.).
Areas of Practice

Employment, Labor Relations & Immigration | Litigation & Arbitration


Health is Wealth
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, December 2017

The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently issued guidelines to address safety and health issues faced by workers who, by the nature of their work, have to stand or sit for long periods. The DOLE noted that the wearing of high heeled shoes and/or standing at work for long periods or even frequent walking lead to health issues such as strain on the lower limbs, aching muscles, hazardous pressure on the hip, knee and ankle joints and sore feet...

SyCipLaw Employment & Immigration Update 2017 Q1
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, July 2017

SyCipLaw''s Employment & Immigration Update (Volume XV, Issue 1) features updates and articles on issuances from the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE), including the new guidelines on contracting and subcontracting, and the implementing rules and regulations of theAnti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act,the Data Privacy Act of 2012, and those governingthe employment and working conditions of collectors in the debt collection industry...

AILA GMS Fall 2016 Digest: Spotlight Interview Series – Focus on the Philippines
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, November 2016

SyCipLaw partner Russel L. Rodriguez contributed to the first Global Migration Section (GMS) Digest of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) year. The interview discussed the practice of immigration in the Philippines, the process of sending employees to the country, qualification of same sex spouses for dependent status, and a hot topic in Philippine immigration. Download a PDF copy of the digest. Mr. Rodriguez specializes in civil and commercial litigation...

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