Richard V. Rodriguez


Richard V. Rodriguez is an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG). Currently he is a trial attorney in the Office of Consumer Protection, working on consumer financial protection cases, such as housing, debt collection, loans, and the sharing economy.
He's settled housing cases that resulted in over $1.3 million for consumer restitution and settled the District's first consumer "notario" fraud case for $100,000 in consumer restitution for immigrants who were defrauded. Prior to his role with the Office of Consumer Protection he was a trial attorney with the Public Advocacy Section and the Civil Enforcement Section of the OAG. His work there included Housing, Medicaid recovery, Medicaid Fraud, False Claims Act, alcoholic beverage regulation enforcement, condominium warranty cases, and enforcement of agency actions, such as agency subpoenas. During law school, Mr. Rodriguez interned with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in the honors program, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in the STEP program, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office as a Rule-16 criminal prosecutor, the U.S. House Small Business Committee (Congresswoman Velazquez), and the Mexican Federal Department of Transportation’s Legal Department. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Rodriguez worked in commercial banking on cash management and technology matters. 
Mr. Rodriguez has been a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia since 2009 and has served on the board since 2013. He serves on the D.C. Bar Steering Committee for the Antitrust and Consumer Law Section (elected by peers for 2015-2017). Additionally, he has served on the Board of the Latino Alumni Association of the American University Washington College of Law and the Graduate Advisory Board of the National Security Law Brief.
Richard grew up in the Bronx, New York. He received his J.D. and M.B.A. from American University and his B.S. and M.P.S. from Stony Brook University and has been involved in HBA-DC since 2009. 


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