Ms. Rodriguez is a deputy chief counsel for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law where she works closely with the President and Executive Director, the Chief Counsel, managers and staff to provide strategic guidance for litigation and advocacy projects that advance racial justice. Ms. Rodriguez serves on the organization’s Senior Leadership team and plays a key role in supporting synergy and integration across the organization’s practice areas, and overseeing the professional development of the organization’s legal staff.
Ms. Rodriguez spent her first four years at the Lawyers’ Committee as the Director of the organization’s Economic Justice Project, which focuses on combatting discrimination in employment, healthcare, and economic opportunities on behalf of communities of color. In this capacity, she served as plaintiff-side counsel in various impact litigation matters. She regularly co-authors or otherwise significantly contributes to amicus briefs before the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
Ms. Rodriguez previously served as a political appointee Chief of Staff in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the US Department of Labor under the Biden Administration. She also previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Howard Law School. Earlier in her career, she was an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Bureau in the Office of the Attorney General of New York and worked in private practice focusing on labor and employment issues.
Ms. Rodriguez received her JD from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she was the recipient of the Dwight L. Greene full tuition scholarship. She received her BA from New York University.