Rachel Rodriguez is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department.
Ms. Rodriguez represents clients in complex commercial and M&A litigation, international disputes, and government investigations. She has successfully defended companies across a broad range of industries, including telecommunications, healthcare, defense, oil and gas, alternative energy, and technology, against high-stakes claims brought by shareholders, customers, and community stakeholders.
Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Rodriguez served as a law clerk to Justice Barry T. Albin of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers School of Law —Newark, where she served as a managing editor of the Rutgers Law Review.
Ms. Rodriguez’s experience includes advising:
- Larry Ellison (Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Oracle Corporation) and Safra Catz (CEO, Oracle Corporation), before the Delaware Court of Chancery, in derivative litigation challenging Oracle’s US$9.3 billion acquisition of NetSuite, Inc.
- A Norwegian defense company as respondent in an ICC arbitration concerning the manufacture of its high-tech, supercavitating ammunition
- Virgin Media, Inc., one of the largest telecommunications companies in the UK, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, in a civil suit involving contractual and equitable claims brought by a former director and shareholder of director of Virgin Media
- A Fortune 500 company in a government investigation related to accounting and disclosure issues
- Plains Exploration & Production Co. and its directors in the Delaware Court of Chancery in litigation challenging its US$6.6 billion merger with Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
- HCA Inc., the largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States, in an adversary proceeding related to the largest-ever transfer of non-profit hospital assets to a for-profit entity in the US
- A global agribusiness company to address corruption allegations in Asia by the World Bank
- A variety of pro bono clients in cases related to immigration, LGBT rights, and prisoners’ rights, including The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform in its efforts to close the jail complex on Rikers Island and improve the functioning of New York City’s criminal justice system