Adam Rodriguez Featured in Fordham Lawyer
An alumnus of Fordham Law School, Adam Rodriguez was one of four alumni on the cover of the Spring 2018 issue of Fordham Lawyer. The article, “Courtside,” focuses on the clerkship program at Fordham Law that has “turned out a bevy of superstars.”
Mr. Rodriguez discusses his clerkships with the Hon. Ramon E. Reyes Jr., a magistrate judge with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the Hon. Dora L. Irizarry, Chief Judge of the Eastern District.
“Clerking set the stage for the rest of my career,” Rodriguez says. Observing judges in court and speaking to them afterward proved “invaluable” … because it taught him what tools he needs—now that he’s on the other side of the bench—to provide to a judge that will help him receive a favorable ruling, as well as the importance of professionalism and practicality among attorneys.
Mr. Rodriguez focuses his practice in the areas of real estate, litigation and intellectual property. Previously, he was the Director of Real Estate for Westchester County, where he negotiated complex commercial real estate transactions, including leases for office space throughout the County and multi-million dollar hangar leases at the Westchester County Airport. Before that, he was an Associate County Attorney working on a number of high-profile cases, including the County’s affordable housing settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.