District of Columbia (pending)
Alternate Dispute Resolution
Employment and Labor
Corporate Governance and Shareholder Litigation
Breach of Contract and Business Torts
Mediator - Circuit-Civil - Certified by the Supreme Court of Florida
J.D., University of Miami School of Law (cum laude) 1989
B.B.A., University of Miami 1986
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Rodriguez also serves as a business counselor and legal consultant, providing general counsel-type legal services to various clients, including a major supermarket chain, an American subsidiary of a French multi-national company, a real estate development company, and a large advertising and public relations firm. This work includes negotiating and drafting business contracts and leases, handling purchase and sale transactions, providing advice on HR/employment issues and corporate governance matters.
Among notable cases he has handled, Mr. Rodriguez represented a community health center in the trial of a medical malpractice case involving issues of national importance relating to the testing for, diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS. The trial was televised live nationally on the Court TV network, and Mr. Rodriguez obtained a defense verdict for the client.
In another notable case, Mr. Rodriguez also represented a shareholder of a company that owns and operates an iconic beachfront resort in Miami Beach in a multi-million dollar minority shareholder oppression claim. The case involved extensive financial discovery and forensic accounting. The case was favorably settled on the eve of trial.
In matters involving international business, Mr. Rodriguez represented the American subsidiary of a French multinational company in connection with a tender offer sponsored by the Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Republic of Guatemala, on a 25 year operating contract for an oil field in that country, including providing all legal support to the business executives and petroleum engineers, negotiating the operating contract in Spanish with the Ministry, dealing with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation ("OPIC") in connection with obtaining political risk insurance, ensuring compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, dealing regularly and directly with the U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala.
Mr. Rodriguez is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).