Susan C. Rodriguez

Susan C. Rodriguez

Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

The Honorable Susan C. Rodriguez was sworn-in as a U.S. Magistrate  Judge in the Western District of North Carolina on April 3, 2023.  She was selected through a Merit Selection Panel, comprised of both  attorneys throughout the district and community representatives. Judge Rodriguez was previously a partner at the law firm,  McGuireWoods LLP, where she was the co-leader of the firm’s  financial institutions industry team. Her private practice experience  focused on government investigations and white-collar matters. She  has represented clients in numerous government investigations by  the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland  Security, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the  Federal Trade Commission (FTC), among others. She was  recognized for her outstanding work for clients through Chambers  rankings in both 2022 and 2023 for Litigation: White-Collar Crime &  Government Investigations in North Carolina and nationally for  Fintech Legal: Corporate, Securities & Financing. Susan also was  named to “North Carolina Rising Stars,” Government Relations,  Super Lawyers, 2017-2019.  

Before joining McGuireWoods in 2011, Susan served as a legal  policy advisor at the Department of Homeland Security. Susan also  served as federal law clerk for the Honorable Frank D. Whitney,  U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of North  Carolina, handling both civil and criminal matters. Prior to that, she  was a presidential appointee, serving as a staffer in the White  House Counsel’s office from 2005-2006, handling management of  judicial nominations and assisting with responses to congressional  investigations. 


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