Suzette T. Rodriguez

Biography

Suzette Rodriguez advises clients on complex employment and commercial matters in an effort to anticipate, evaluate, and guard against legal risks facing companies. 

Suzette has significant experience representing corporate clients in disputes and litigation in the areas of:

  • employment litigation
  • commercial litigation
  • franchise litigation
  • enforcing intellectual property rights

She has defended investigations and claims by federal and state government agencies, regulatory authorities, and law enforcement agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and State Attorney General’s Office.

She has guided HR professionals on various employment issues, including hiring, background checks, employee relations, disciplinary matters, terminations, leave, wage and hour issues, and other sensitive situations. She has also managed investigations regarding employee complaints and/or reports of employee misconduct, discrimination, and sexual harassment.

Additionally, Suzette has enforced and defended non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, including disputes regarding theft of trade secrets and proprietary information.  

Suzette previously served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Travis L. Francis, J.S.C., New Brunswick, New Jersey, in the Chancery Division, General Equity.

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Recognitions

  • 2012, Professional Lawyer of the Year Award, by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law

Affiliations

Professional Activities

Suzette serves as chair of the Finance Committee of the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority, of which she also serves as secretary.

She previously served as president of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey and, prior to that role, served as deputy regional president of the Hispanic National Bar Association (Region III). She is also a former advisory board member of NJ LEEP, a college access and success program serving students and families in the greater Newark area.

Credentials

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - New Jersey

Education

  • CUNY Hunter College, BA, cum laude
  • Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, JD