Law

RAQUEL A. “ROCKY” RODRIGUEZ

CHAIR, FLORIDA OFFICES, BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY, MIAMI

Rodriguez’s national firm provides legal, business, regulatory and government relations advice to regional, national and international clients. Rodriguez says she was fascinated by science, international travel and government/politics when she was young. She started her career as a commercial litigator, later went to work for an international law firm and then worked on the Bush v. Gore case, which led to her being recruited to become former Gov. Jeb Bush’s general counsel. She was named chair of Buchanan Ingersoll’s four Florida offices in 2020.

EDUCATION University of Miami (BA, JD)
CIVIC CONTRIBUTION My proudest personal contribution to our community has been my continuing involvement in building Florida’s life sciences sector.
SOMETHING SURPRISING As a freshman at the University of Miami, I represented the school in the college edition of The Joker’s Wild, a game show popular in the late 1970s and early ’80s.
SABBATICAL TOPIC I would study figure drawing and oil painting.
READING High Conflict, by Amanda Ripley

Dean Cannon

GrayRobinson

CHARLES S. CAULKINS

FISHER PHILLIPS

Jamie Cole

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman

DEAN COLSON

Colson, Hicks, Eidson

Ben Crump

Ben Crump Law

Jaret L. Davis

Greenberg Traurig

AVA DOPPELT

ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT + GILCHRIST

ALBERT E. DOTSON JR.

BILZIN SUMBERG

William Dymond

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed

Michelle Gervais

Blank Rome

KIMBERLY HOSLEY

Orlando Law Group

YOLANDA CASH JACKSON

Becker & Poliakoff

Lashawnda K. Jackson

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

HAL H. KANTOR

LOWNDES, DROSDICK, DOSTER, KANTOR & REED

ALAN KLUGER

KLUGER, KAPLAN, SILVERMAN, KATZEN & LEVINE

Laird Lile

Laird A. Lile

Patricia Mendez-Cambo

Softbank Group International

Michael Minton

Dean Mead

Harvey Oyer

Shutts & Bowen

Steve Pajcic

Pajcic & Pajcic

Wayne Pathman

Pathman Lewis

Eugene Pettis

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm

Edward Pozzuoli

Tripp Scott

Peter Quinter

GrayRobinson

Stephen H. Reisman

Peckar & Abramson

RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ

BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY

Gary Rosen

Becker

Gary Sasso

Carlton Fields

JILL S. SCHWARTZ

JILL S. SCHWARTZ AND ASSOCIATES

Steven Sonberg

Holland & Knight

Adele Stone

Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney

Howard Talenfeld

Kelley Kronenberg

Ronald Weaver

STEARNS WEAVER MILLER

Gregory Yadley

Loop & Kendrick