Ralf R. Rodriguez is of counsel and a trial attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice focuses on a broad range of matters, including construction law, commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, internal integrity reviews, risk assessment and management, regulatory compliance, business torts, employment litigation, insurance claims, environmental law and transportation law.
Mr. Rodriguez has experience representing domestic and international general contractors, construction managers, sureties and other construction professionals in the United States and abroad in negotiation, litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction and design defect claims, insurance claims, surety bond claims and related matters.
A significant part of Mr. Rodriguez’s practice involves representing corporate clients in completing internal investigations of sensitive matters and responding to governmental inquiries, defending regulatory actions and fraud claims, including advice regarding compliance with anti-corruption laws such as the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar legislation.
Mr. Rodriguez has worked with numerous corporate clients in structuring and reassessing their corporate compliance and training programs. He has aided clients in completing numerous investigations of sensitive matters in foreign jurisdictions, including Latin America and the Caribbean.
Additionally, Mr. Rodriguez has represented clients in a wide variety of other legal matters, including litigation of shareholder disputes, white collar criminal defense, enforcement of non-compete agreements, trademark rights, zoning waivers, landlord/tenant disputes, environmental compliance, bankruptcy litigation, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Mr. Rodriguez also represents motor carriers, freight forwarders and cargo insurers in litigation involving cargo claims, freight charges and insurance coverage issues.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Rodriguez served as a law enforcement professional with the Department of the Treasury. During this time he completed many investigations relating to public corruption and organized criminal activity while working closely with the United States Attorneys’ Office for the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Rodriguez was listed in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers in the practice area of Construction.
Mr. Rodriguez earned his law degree from the University of Miami, (J.D., cum laude, 1997), where he was a member of the University of Miami Law Review. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida (B.A., 1984).
Mr. Rodriguez is admitted to practice in Florida.