Patricia-Ann Prodigalidad

ACCRALAW - Philippines

Senior Partner

Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

+63(2)8830 8000

Distinguished Practitioner




Practice area:

Dispute resolution

Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad is a Senior Partner of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of ACCRALAW, a full service and institutional law firm in the Philippines. Ms. Prodigalidad currently serves as the Firm’s Co-Managing Partner.

With over 25 years of experience in managing disputes in complex commercial and corporate governance matters as well as handling numerous high-profile cases and cross-border litigations, Trina is consistently recognized as one of the country’s prominent practitioners and leading lawyers.

Though an active litigator, Ms. Prodigalidad is likewise an accomplished ADR practitioner. She penned the first emergency arbitrator decision in a commercial arbitration administered by the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. In addition, Trina is on the panel of arbitrators of the Philippine Construction Industry Arbitration Commission, Philippine International Center for Conflict Resolution and is the sole female accredited Philippine arbitrator on the panel of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

She is well-published and has spoken in international and local conferences.

In 2019, Ms. Prodigalidad received “The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS)” award for her outstanding contributions to the field of law.


  • Representing the French manufacturer of the first approved dengue vaccine and some of its officers in ongoing product liability cases commenced by multiple plaintiffs through the Philippine Public Attorney’s Office (PAO)
  • Representing the second largest universal domestic bank in the Philippines in a voluntary rehabilitation proceeding initiated the operator of the largest shipyard in the Philippines, involving the Bank’s claim of US$ 72 million
  • Represented the world’s largest real estate data company based in the United States in obtaining and implementing civil search and seizure writs premised on large scale cyber copyright infringement perpetrated by a Philippine BPO for its American principal, which proceedings resulted in the criminal prosecution of the Philippine BPO officers and the seizure of valuable pieces of electronic evidence that were integral to the entry of a US$500 million judgment in favor of the client
  • Advised and represented key officers of a Philippine bank in the congressional and regulatory investigations into the so-called Bangladesh Bank cyberheist of US$81 million

  • Commercial arbitration
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • Product liability and recall
  • White-collar crime

  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Food and beverage
  • Pharma and life sciences

  • Philippines

  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • Member, Philippine Bar Association, Inc.
  • Trustee, U.P. Women Lawyer’s Circle, Inc.
  • Trustee, Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.
  • Trustee, Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators, Inc.
  • Member, Philippine International Center for Conflict Resolution, Inc.
  • Member, ASEAN Law Association – Philippine Chapter
  • Governing Board Member, ASEAN Law Institute
  • Philippine Member, ICC Fraudnet

  • Masters of Laws (LLM), Harvard Law School (2004)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of the Philippines (1996)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), University of the Philippines (1992)