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Alberto Rodriguez

Counsel

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5513
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Alberto Rodriguez is counsel in the firm’s Labor & Employment Department and is resident in the New York City office.

Mr. Rodriguez has significant experience litigating employment matters in New York state and federal courts and has successfully resolved cases on the merits and through favorable settlement agreements.  Mr. Rodriguez has represented employers in matters arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York State and New York City Human Rights laws.  Mr. Rodriguez has also appeared in matters before the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.  Mr. Rodriguez has represented clients in the banking, manufacturing, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and government sectors.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rodriguez was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Labor & Employment Division of the New York City Law Department.  At the Law Department, Mr. Rodriguez represented various New York City agencies and management level employees in employment litigation, including matters asserting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, age, religion, retaliation, failure to promote, and failure to accommodate. 

In the fall of 2010, Mr. Rodriguez was appointed as an adjunct professor for Columbia Law School’s legal writing program.  Mr. Rodriguez teaches first year law students fundamental skills in brief-writing and oral advocacy.  Mr. Rodriguez is also the instructor for the CLS Latino/a Law Students Association Moot Court Program, a specialized moot court program at Columbia Law School which focuses on immigration and asylum law.  In the spring of 2015, Mr. Rodriguez’ law students competed and took first place at the U.C. Davis Asylum and Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition.

In 2012, Mr. Rodriguez was invited to join the Legal Aid Society’s New Leadership Program as a founding board member.  Mr. Rodriguez proudly served as a co-chair of the program which oversaw various fundraising and training programs for the Legal Aid Society.  Mr. Rodriguez himself ran the Philadelphia marathon to raise funds for the Society’s Civil Division.  

Mr. Rodriguez has also successfully represented pro bono clients seeking relief from eviction proceedings. 

Prior to law school, Mr. Rodriguez joined Teach For America and worked as a bilingual elementary school teacher in southeast Los Angeles.  Mr. Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish.

Mr. Rodriguez  received his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. 

Alberto Rodriguez is counsel in the firm’s Labor & Employment Department and is resident in the New York City office.

Mr. Rodriguez has significant experience litigating employment matters in New York state and federal courts and has successfully resolved cases on the merits and through favorable settlement agreements.  Mr. Rodriguez has represented employers in matters arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York State and New York City Human Rights laws.  Mr. Rodriguez has also appeared in matters before the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.  Mr. Rodriguez has represented clients in the banking, manufacturing, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and government sectors.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rodriguez was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Labor & Employment Division of the New York City Law Department.  At the Law Department, Mr. Rodriguez represented various New York City agencies and management level employees in employment litigation, including matters asserting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, age, religion, retaliation, failure to promote, and failure to accommodate. 

In the fall of 2010, Mr. Rodriguez was appointed as an adjunct professor for Columbia Law School’s legal writing program.  Mr. Rodriguez teaches first year law students fundamental skills in brief-writing and oral advocacy.  Mr. Rodriguez is also the instructor for the CLS Latino/a Law Students Association Moot Court Program, a specialized moot court program at Columbia Law School which focuses on immigration and asylum law.  In the spring of 2015, Mr. Rodriguez’ law students competed and took first place at the U.C. Davis Asylum and Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition.

In 2012, Mr. Rodriguez was invited to join the Legal Aid Society’s New Leadership Program as a founding board member.  Mr. Rodriguez proudly served as a co-chair of the program which oversaw various fundraising and training programs for the Legal Aid Society.  Mr. Rodriguez himself ran the Philadelphia marathon to raise funds for the Society’s Civil Division.  

Mr. Rodriguez has also successfully represented pro bono clients seeking relief from eviction proceedings. 

Prior to law school, Mr. Rodriguez joined Teach For America and worked as a bilingual elementary school teacher in southeast Los Angeles.  Mr. Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish.

Mr. Rodriguez  received his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. 

Education

  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law (2004)
  • B.A., Stanford University (1996)

Admissions

  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Affiliations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyer's Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association

Representative Engagements

  • Motion to dismiss granted in failure to promote action in the Eastern District of New York
  • Motion to dismiss granted in age discrimination action in New York Supreme Court, New York County
  • Motion to dismiss granted in whistleblower action in New York Supreme Court, Bronx County
  • Partial motion to dismiss granted in disability discrimination action in the Southern District of New York
  • Partial motion to dismiss granted in race discrimination action in the Southern District of New York
  • Motion for summary judgment granted in sex discrimination action in New York State Supreme Court, Richmond County
  • Motion for summary judgment granted in race discrimination action in the Southern District of New York
  • Motion for summary judgment granted in religious discrimination action in the Southern District of New York

Presentations

  • Speaker, “Think Like a Lawyer and Ask Questions Like a Geek; Understanding Cybersecurity, Social Media and Mobile Technology 2011,” Practicing Law Institute, (November 2011)

Publications

  • Co-Author, “Tweet This: Court Says No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Public Postings,” White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association (Summer/Fall 2012)
  • Co-Author, “Reducing the Cost and Headache of e-Discovery with a Comprehensive Retention Plan for Electronically Stored Information,” Practicing Law Institute Publication (November 2011) 
  • Co- Author, “How to Keep the “Cloud” from Bursting in Litigation,” National Law Journal (December 20, 2010)
  • Co-Author, “Dodd-Frank Will Require Changes in Self-Reporting Process--In House Counsel Must Retool Investigative Strategies in Light of Act’s Whistleblower Provisions,” National Law Journal (November 15, 2010)
  • “Think Before You Tweet: What Every Corporate Executive Should Consider Before Using Twitter,” Director & Boards Magazine (November 4, 2009)
  • Co-Author, “Working from Home: An Employee’s Dream; A Litigator’s Nightmare,” New York Law Journal (June 30, 2009)