MDO Team

Marcia Narine Weldon, Esq. 

General Counsel &
Chief Diversity Officer

mnarine@mdopartners.com

Marcia Narine Weldon is the General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer of MDO Partners, the General Counsel of Ecoloblue, LLC, a sustainable startup, and is the faculty coordinator of the Business Compliance and Sustainability concentration at the University of Miami School of Law. She teaches regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and sustainability; business and human rights; transactional lawyering; business associations; and legal writing. She has written several law review articles and blogs every two weeks on compliance and ESG matters for the Business Law Professor Blog. Additionally, she has been interviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, the Guardian, Verge, Agenda (Financial Times), and other news outlets around the world.

She spent several years in-house as the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, as well as the Vice President, Global Compliance and Business Standards, and Chief Privacy Officer of Ryder, a publicly traded, multinational Fortune 500 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. She also served for as the head of human resources for one of the company’s two divisions before being tasked with starting the compliance, enterprise risk management, and privacy programs from scratch. Prior to joining Ryder, she worked as labor and employment associate at Morgan Lewis in Miami, a commercial litigator at Cleary Gottlieb in New York, and clerked for the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

In May 2011, she testified before the House Financial Services Committee in Congress on the unintended impact of Dodd-Frank Financial Reform on corporate compliance programs. In 2012, the Secretary of Labor appointed her to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, where she served for five years. She also served on the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust from 2014-2017. She earned her law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, in political science and psychology from Columbia University. She has been admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey, Florida and the United States Supreme Court. 
 

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.

 

Education:

JD, Harvard Law School, cum laude

BA, Colombia University, cum laude

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