DENVER, 18 January 2016 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Regina (Gina) Rodriguez has joined the Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group as a partner in the firm’s Denver office.

Rodriguez is a prominent trial lawyer with experience across a range of industries as lead trial counsel in complex litigation and tort cases.  Rodriguez has extensive experience representing drug and device manufacturers in complex litigation, including product liability, false claims act and commercial matters.

Before moving to private practice, Rodriguez was Chief of the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado, and before that served in the Assistant Attorney General’s Office in the United States Department of Justice.

In 2015, Rodriguez was named to the Colorado Diversity Council’s “Most Powerful and Influential Women” list and as a “Top Litigator” by Law Week Colorado.  She was named the “Latina Lawyer of the Year” by the Hispanic National Bar Association and was given the Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement in Private Practice by the University of Colorado School of Law.

“Gina is well known and highly regarded for her skills as a lawyer and as a leader.  We are thrilled that she is joining us,” said Cole Finegan, Regional Managing Partner for the Americas and Denver office Managing Partner. “With a proven ability to handle complex and leverage-heavy matters, Gina is an ideal match to bolster our litigation offerings in Denver.”

In addition to her legal practice, Rodriguez is active in the community. She has been involved with the Girl Scouts of Colorado, the Colorado Law Alumni Board, the Denver Ballet Guild, and Latinas First Foundation. Rodriguez also gives her time to a myriad of legal associations, including the International Association of Defense Counsel and the American Board of Trial Advocates, as well as national and local bar associations such as the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, and Colorado Women's Bar Association.

“Gina has an impeccable reputation as a trial lawyer and is well-known by the bench and bar in Colorado,” said Dennis Tracey, Head of Litigation for the Americas. “Her practice and experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries nicely complement the firm’s core strengths.”

“I am very excited to join the team at Hogan Lovells,” said Rodriguez. “It has a true global scale with deep practices, and it will provide a unique package that I can offer my clients.”

Rodriguez is a distinguished member of the legal community and often recognized for her work.

She earned her J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School and her B.S. from the University of Iowa.

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