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Troutman Sanders Expansion Continues on West Coast


SAN DIEGO - Feb. 14, 2017 – Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Eddie Rodriguez has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in the San Diego office. Rodriguez comes to Troutman Sanders from Mintz Levin.

Rodriguez’s practice focuses on corporate and securities matters, including corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions, venture financing, technology licensing and general business counseling. He has extensive experience representing both public and private companies in industries, including medical devices, mobile, life sciences, healthcare, telecommunications, software, hardware, e-commerce and information technologies.

“Eddie’s level of experience across such a broad array of industries is impressive and will greatly benefit our clients,” said Andrea Farley, Chair of the firm’s Corporate department. “He has a unique strength in counseling emerging growth companies, including in the life sciences industry, which is an expanding practice for the firm.”

“Eddie has a strong reputation within the San Diego legal and business communities,” said Michael Whitton, managing partner of the firm’s San Diego office. “His broad transactional experience, working with both emerging growth and established companies, aligns well with our corporate practice. Also, his background advising companies in a variety of different technology areas, including working collaboratively with intellectual property lawyers on corporate growth strategies, will be of great value to our diverse West Coast client base.”

With the addition of Rodriguez, Troutman Sanders has added thirteen lateral partners on the West Coast in the past two years. The firm has continued to expand its capabilities in areas, including corporate, intellectual property, litigation, cybersecurity, finance, life sciences, and technology. The firm now has close to 100 lawyers practicing in Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco and Portland. The firm’s practice reflects a strategic mix of substantive and industry capabilities that align with the needs of a client base with significant growth opportunities, as well as litigation and compliance challenges in an environment characterized by ongoing change.

“Troutman Sanders has a collaborative and entrepreneurial culture, and I'm excited to continue expanding my work in the San Diego startup and business communities,” said Rodriguez. “In addition, the firm’s China practice will be of great benefit to my clients that are active in that market.”

Rodriguez earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his J.D. from Stanford University.

About Troutman Sanders

Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm with more than 650 lawyers in 16 offices located throughout North America and Asia. Founded in 1897, the firm’s lawyers provide counsel and advice in practically every aspect of civil and commercial law related to the firm’s core practice areas: Corporate, Energy and Industry Regulation, Finance, Litigation and Real Estate. Firm clients range from multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, federal and state agencies to foreign governments, and non-profit organizations to businesses representing virtually every sector and industry. See for more information.