Miguel Rodriguez is a Partner in Bryan Cave’s Public Policy and Government Affairs practice in Washington, D.C. His practice primarily focuses on providing advice and counsel in a broad range of regulatory affairs, policy and legislative areas.
Immediately prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rodriguez served as an Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. In this role, he served as President Obama’s primary liaison to the United States Congress, working to advance the administration’s legislative agenda and promote its policy priorities. Among his responsibilities, Mr. Rodriguez oversaw the confirmation of the President’s Cabinet and other prominent nominees requiring the advice and consent of the Senate, including the Secretaries of State, Defense, Treasury, Commerce, and Labor.
Prior to his appointment as Director, Mr. 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.
Mr. 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, Mr. Rodriguez was Chief Counsel for then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, serving as the Senator’s Legislative Director from 2008 until 2009. In these roles, Mr. Rodriguez worked with the Senator to formulate her policy agenda and led her legislative team in developing and implementing policy priorities.
Mr. Rodriguez received his BA (1994) and JD (1999) from the University of Pennsylvania. He returned to the Law School as a guest lecturer and served as an undergraduate adjunct professor during the 2014-15 academic year.