WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bryan Cave LLP (www.bryancave.com), a global law firm, today announced that Miguel E. Rodriguez is joining the firm as a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office. As a member of Bryan Cave’s public policy and government affairs practice, Rodriguez will work alongside Senior Policy Advisors Jack Oliver and David Russell, providing advice and counsel across a broad range of legislative, regulatory and policy matters.
Rodriguez most recently served as an Assistant to President Obama and Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. In this role, he served as the president’s primary liaison to the United States Congress, working to advance the administration’s legislative agenda and promote policy priorities.
Rodriguez previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Senate Affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2009 until 2011. From 2005 to 2009, Rodriguez was Chief Counsel for then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, serving as the senator’s legislative director from 2008 until 2009. In these roles, Rodriguez worked with the senator to formulate her policy agenda and led her legislative team in developing and implementing policy priorities.
”Miguel’s distinguished career in public service in a number of senior positions will add to the already strong bipartisan government affairs team at Bryan Cave,” said Don G. Lents, chair of Bryan Cave.
Immediately prior to his appointment at the White House, Rodriguez served as a Special Assistant to the President in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. In this capacity, he was the White House’s primary point of contact for four standing Senate committees (the Senate Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Intelligence, and Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committees), and three Appropriations subcommittees.
“We are confident that Miguel’s experience at the White House, State Department and Senate will enable him to help our clients have their voices heard on issues of importance to them,” said Therese Pritchard, chair-elect at Bryan Cave.
“I'm excited to be joining Bryan Cave and its strong bipartisan public policy and government affairs practice,” said Rodriguez. “I’m eager to work with my new colleagues, using my experience in both the legislative and executive branches to continue the firm's longstanding and well-earned reputation of providing its clients with the kind of sound advice and strategic counsel they need to tackle the complex problems they face.”
Rodriguez received his BA (1994) and JD (1999) from the University of Pennsylvania. He has returned to the Law School as a guest lecturer and is slated to serve as an undergraduate adjunct professor during the 2014-15 academic year.
Bryan Cave LLP (www.bryancave.com) has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 attorneys across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia serve clients’ needs in the world’s key business and financial markets.