Vice Chair

Regina Rodriguez

Regina Rodriguez is a renowned trial lawyer who has more than 30 years of experience guiding clients through bet-the-company litigation and high-stakes challenges. She has worked closely with company CEOs, senior management and boards of directors in highly regulated industries—such as pharmaceuticals, biomedical, healthcare, technology, oil and gas, and medical devices—to create a culture of compliance in an ever-changing regulatory landscape. Ms. Rodriguez, who has worked in both government and private practice, has a deep understanding of the regulatory challenges facing companies today, and works strategically and collaboratively across the entire corporate spectrum to provide exceptional client service and counsel. 

Over the years, Ms. Rodriguez has built a successful litigation practice handling cases across many industries as lead trial counsel in complex litigation, and is an American College of Trial Lawyers fellow. She has worked with life sciences, consumer, and diversified industrial companies on a wide range of commercial matters, including M&A due diligence, strategic advice and litigation, regulatory and compliance matters, and class actions. She also defends clients in government investigations.

Ms. Rodriguez’s experience includes serving as an Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of the Civil Division in the District of Colorado, where she supervised and directed all defensive and affirmative litigations as well as the Financial Litigation Unit. She also served as a liaison with the courts, client agencies, the private bar, and congresspersons. In addition, Ms. Rodriguez served in the Assistant Attorney General's Office for the Department of Justice (DOJ) as the Deputy Senior Counsel for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). In that role, she assisted with implementing Attorney General Janet Reno's vision of ADR being used to obtain efficient results in litigation matters. Ms. Rodriguez also worked to establish and implement a nationwide ADR program for Civil AUSAs, and participated in numerous mediations as a certified mediator for the DOJ.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Rodriguez spent a combined 17 years working as partner at two other law firms in Denver, Colorado.