Vaitiari Rodriguez

Associate

Overview

Vaitiari Rodriguez is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm’s Government & Public Policy Practice. She represents clients in regulatory and government relations matters involving employment-based immigrant visa petitions, investment and professional visas, and family-based immigrant visa petitions.

Ms. Rodriguez served as a summer associate in Foley’s Miami office, where she assisted with several litigation matters, drafted discovery documents and motions for a variety of civil cases, and conducted document review of complex manufacturing defect litigation.

Ms. Rodriguez also gained experience as a clinical intern at UC Berkeley, School of Law International Human Rights Law Clinic, where she conducted extensive legal research and analysis of international law and provided strategic legal advice to clients regarding transitional justice in Sri Lanka and gender equality in international judicial and adjudicatory bodies. Prior to that, Ms. Rodriguez held several legal positions in various organizations, including legal intern at the International Human Rights Workshops, student advocate at California Asylum Representation Clinic, and public interest fellow at World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency.

Education

Ms. Rodriguez is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., 2017). During her time in law school, she was actively involved in the American Society of International Law and the International Human Rights Law Clinic.

Ms. Rodriguez earned her bachelor’s degree also from the University of California, Berkeley, with a major in political science (B.A., 2013). She was named to the Honor Roll, received Kaiser Permanente Latino Association Scholarship and Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa.

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, “Gender Parity: Analysis of International Human Rights Laws and Standards Relevant to the GQUAL Campaign,” International Human Rights Law Clinic, UC Berkeley, School of Law (May 2017)
  • Co-author, “International Human Rights Law Supports #BeBoldForChange for Gender Parity,” GQUALCampaign (March 2017)
  • Author, “Remembering the Big Picture: A Need for Unbiased Dialogue about the Cuban Reality,” Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley (January 2013)

Admissions

Ms. Rodriguez is admitted to practice in Florida.

Languages

Ms. Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish.