Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2018
Currently at: Associate in the Capital Markets Group at White & Case LLP
Andrea Rodriguez is an associate in White & Case’s Capital Markets group, where her practice focuses on domestic and cross-border financing transactions and general corporate representations. Andrea represents and advises U.S. and Latin American issuers and underwriters on U.S. securities and corporate law in a full range of debt and equity transactions, including unregistered offerings pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S, tender offers and private placements. Andrea’s practice focuses on public and private securities offerings in a wide variety of industries and she has represented a range of clients, including Goldman Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Advance Auto Parts, Inc. and Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V.
Andrea also devotes substantial time to pro bono work, representing several clients in their immigration matters including asylum, U-visa, permanent residence and citizenship applications. Most recently, Andrea was part of a team of attorneys assisting Know Your Rights Camp, an organization founded by Colin Kaepernick, in creating an online “I Know My Rights” interactive guide informing the public of their rights when interacting with police. Andrea also serves as a mentor to law students through Fordham Law School’s L.A.M.P. program, LatinoJustice PRLDEF’s Next Generation Líderes Mentorship Program and the White & Case and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Mentorship Program.
Born in Quito, Ecuador, Andrea received her B.A. degree, summa cum laude in Legal Studies with a minor in Psychology from St. John’s University in 2012, and a J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law in 2018.
Reflections: The LJA internship introduced me to different practice areas of the law including, among others, family, probate and criminal law. Being able to rotate through different courts gave me insight and a unique perspective into the different procedures of each court and how matters were handled at each one. Most importantly, the internship gave me the opportunity to work closely with each judge and their staff, which resulted in forming personal connections that lasted beyond the LJA internship.