partner, Labor and Employment Department
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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Leon Rodriguez is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rodriguez served as the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) from 2014–2017, following an over twenty-five year career as a prosecutor, law firm partner, and government agency leader. During his tenure as director of USCIS, he lead the implementation of the Obama Administration’s core immigration priorities, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, policies to improve U.S. business access to high-skilled workers, and the U.S. Refugee Admissions program at a time of unprecedented world-wide displacement.
Mr. Rodriguez is a founding member of the firm’s Immigration and Compliance Specialty Team, chair of the firm’s Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Affinity Group, and co-chair of the Health Care Privacy, Security and HIPAA Affinity Group. Mr. Rodriguez assists clients in navigating complex and high stakes enforcement and public policy issues. He brings an inter-disciplinary approach to solving client challenges, incorporating compliance, litigation, investigation, policy development/advocacy and public relations tools. His substantive expertise includes immigration compliance and enforcement, immigration policy, health care privacy and security, health care fraud and abuse, civil rights, diversity and inclusion, and professional ethics.