Rebecca A. Rodriguez Attorney At Law

Rebecca A. Rodriguez - Attorney at Law


T 954-761-8111
F 954-761-8112
D 305-913-0536
M 305-562-0980
Fort Lauderdale 401 East Las Olas Blvd. Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

T 305-416-6880
F 305-416-6887
M 305-562-0980
Miami 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue Suite 3200 Miami, Florida 33131

Rebecca Rodriguez is a shareholder in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices. Her practice focuses on a vast array of industry-related litigation and administrative matters, including international trade issues and regulatory compliance for corporate clients.

Rebecca has handled various federal compliance issues related to product labeling, misbranding,  adulteration, and voluntary recalls before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). She is experienced at filing administrative petitions on behalf of food importers for cancelation, mitigation and/or remission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) liquidated damages claims assessed for various regulatory violations. She is also familiar with filing FDA Import Alert Removal Requests and filing responses to FDA Warning Letters (Form 483), FDA Notices of Detention Without Physical Examination (DWPE), and FDA Notices of Action. Rebecca is also a published author on the evolving FDA regulations governing gluten-free food and beverage label claims.

  • Background

    Rebecca was born and raised in Miami, Florida. After attending Coral Reef Senior High in Miami, Florida, she attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she received her bachelor's degree in anthropology. She then earned her master of science in criminal justice from Florida International University.

    Rebecca attended law school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While in law school, Rebecca served as the associate executive editor for the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law.  She was also awarded The Florida Bar Gift Award, the book award in Antitrust Law, the SunTrust Bank Florence Bayuk Trust Scholarship for two consecutive school years, and the Florida Association of Realtors Education Foundation Scholarship.

    Rebecca was recently recognized as a 2020 Top & Comer in Litigation by the South Florida Legal Guide. She is also a recognized Rising Star in Business Litigation from 2017 to present by Super Lawyers.

  • Education
    • University of Florida, B.A. (2007)
      • Florida Bright Futures Merit Scholarship
    • Florida International University, M.S. (2010)
    • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D. (2012)
      • ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, Associate Executive Editor
      • Certificate in International Legal Practice
      • Florida Bar Gift Award
      • SunTrust Bank Florence Bayuk Trust Scholarship
      • Florida Association of Realtors Education Foundation Scholarship
      • Cali Book Award of Excellence in Antitrust Law
      • BLSA International Negotiations Competitor
      • Teaching Assistant: Constitutional Law courses and Lawyering Skills and Values courses 
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. Court of International Trade  
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
      • Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2018-2019
      • Governmental Law and Public Policy Advocacy Committee, 2019-2021
    • Leadership Council On Legal Diversity Program, Fellow, 2021
    • Broward County Bar Association
      • Co-Chair, Government Law Section, 2019-2020
    • Organization of Women in International Trade, South Florida
    • Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association
      • Government Affairs Committee
    • Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
    • Beacon Council
      • International Advisory Committee
    • American Bar Association
      • International Law Section
        • Spring Meeting Planning Committee, 2014
        • Fall Meeting Planning Committee, 2013-2015
        • Customs Law Committee, Steering Group, 2013-2020
      • Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
        • Beverage Alcohol Subcommittee  
    • Customs & International Trade Bar Association (CITBA), Member 
    • Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Civic
    • Legal Aid Service of Broward County
      • Board of Directors, 2020-2021
    • Leadership Broward, Class XXXIX
    • Leadership Fort Lauderdale, Class XXII
    • Leadership Miami, Class XL
    • Guardian Ad Litem, Pro Bono Appellate Counsel in Defending Best Interests Project
  • Articles & Publications
  • Presentations & Seminars
    • Customs Law Exhibitor, UL Anti-Counterfeiting Operations Brand Protection Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 2013
    • Trading Miami Symposium, University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, April 2013
    • “Gateway to the Americas: Importing & Exporting,” Hispanic Unity of Florida Entrepreneurship Summit, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 2013 
  • Languages
    • Spanish
  • Awards & Recognitions
    • Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2021-2022
      • Appellate Practice
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Real Estate
    • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017-2021
    • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up & Comer, 2020-2021
    • South Florida Business & Wealth, Up & Comer in Law, 2020