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|