Deb Rodriguez


Of Counsel

Of Counsel

  • Columbia Law School (J.D., 1993)
  • Princeton University (M.P.A. 1993) Woodrow Wilson Fellow
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1988) cum laude
  • California

Debora Rodriguez is an accomplished trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, parallel regulatory matters, and high-stakes civil litigation.

For more than 18 years, Ms. Rodriguez has been a dedicated board member for Community Legal Aid serving Orange and Los Angeles counties, assisting with fundraising efforts and more.

Prior to joining Hueston Hennigan, Ms. Rodriguez served for nine years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. In this role, she handled a wide range of white collar criminal matters, including securities fraud, health care fraud, public corruption, and investor fraud cases. In recognition of her leadership at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Rodriguez was named both a health care fraud coordinator and a civil rights coordinator.

During law school, Ms. Rodriguez was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as editor for the Human Rights Law Review and Jailhouse Lawyers’ Manual.


Representing a high-profile CEO and an award-winning entrepreneur in a federal investigation by the San Diego U.S. Attorney’s Office for alleged violations of the CAN-SPAM Act. This criminal prosecution of “email spamming” is one of the first in the United States.

Representing a prominent personal injury lawyer and leader of the California affiliate of a national law firm in an investigation and ensuing litigation by the Orange County District Attorney.

Representing a high-level individual medical professional in a sweeping and high-profile investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California for the diversion of controlled substances (opioids).


Secretary and Executive Board member, Community Legal Aid