Carlos Rodriguez is an experienced commercial litigator, representing foreign and domestic clients in securities fraud cases, international arbitrations, and business litigation matters. Most recently, Carlos successfully represented Morgan Stanley and three associated financial advisors in a FINRA arbitration and obtained a full dismissal on behalf of a developer and a principal in a suit for more than $100 million. In every case, Carlos’ clients appreciate his dedication, tenacity, outside-the-box thinking, and high-end service.
Before joining firm, Carlos attended the Florida International University College of Law. Throughout his time in law school, he was a research assistant for Professor Thomas E. Baker, served as vice-president of the mock trial team, and was a certified legal intern at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. He was also awarded a dean’s list commendation every semester and earned “highest grade” awards for Criminal Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Business Organizations, Wills and Trusts, Scientific and Forensic Evidence, Admiralty Law, and First Amendment. He graduated fourth in his class in 2011, earning the magna cum laude distinction.
Carlos has served as an adjunct professor in the law program at FIU, teaching advanced legal writing. He was also selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s pathfinder program designed for diverse, high-potential attorneys.
Before law school, Carlos worked in retail, construction, at an architecture firm, and as a fire inspector. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is fluent in Spanish.
Associations & Activities
City Lead, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2015-2016)
Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2015)
Florida International University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
Florida International University, B.A., Business Administration