MDO Team

Marcia Narine Weldon, Esq. 

General Counsel &
Chief Diversity Officer

Marcia Narine Weldon serves as General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer for MDO Partners. She is a lecturer in law at the University of Miami teaching and writing on regulatory compliance, corporate governance, employment law, transactional lawyering, and legal communications.

Prior to joining the firm and academia, she served as the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, as well the Vice President, Global Compliance and Business Standards and Chief Privacy Officer of Ryder System, Inc., a Fortune 500 global transportation and supply chain management solutions company. She oversaw the Company's global compliance, business ethics, privacy, government relations, environmental compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, corporate responsibility, and labor and employment legal programs.

Before joining Ryder, Mrs. Narine Weldon was an attorney with Morgan, Lewis and Bockius' labor and employment practice in Miami. She has also worked as a commercial litigator with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, and Hamilton in New York, and as a law clerk to former Justice Marie Garibaldi of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

In May 2011, Mrs. Narine Weldon testified before the House Financial Services Committee in Congress on the unintended impact of Dodd-Frank Financial Reform on corporate compliance programs. 

In December 2012, Mrs. Narine Weldon was appointed by the U.S. Labor Secretary as a management representative to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, whose purpose is to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the labor secretary and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on ways to improve the fairness, efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of OSHA’s whistleblower protection programs.

In the community, Mrs. Narine Weldon is a member of Leadership Florida- Class XXVII, the Caribbean Bar Association, the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyer’s Association, and the Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association. She has been a court-appointed guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children for many years. She has served on the advisory committee of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms ("NAMWOLF"), on the advisory board of Teach For America (Miami Region), and as a Cub Scout Pack Chairperson.


She was named in the Profiles in Diversity Journal 7th Annual Women Worth Watching in 2009 edition. She is also a founding board member of the Footprints Foundation, which is dedicated to improving infant and maternal health and education in the Congo.




JD, Harvard Law School, cum laude

BA, Colombia University, cum laude

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