Raquel (Rocky) is managing member of the firm’s Miami office and on the firm’s Board of Directors. She has counseled clients on a wide variety of government, business, and litigation matters for over 30 years, providing unique insights and solutions to the legal, business, political, and public relations challenges that private and public companies face. Whether representing Fortune 500 clients, closely held companies, foreign governments, family businesses, nonprofit entities, or entrepreneurs, Rocky focuses on developing creative approaches and innovative strategies to complex issues. From 2002 through 2006, she was general counsel to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. In that capacity, Rocky worked on some of the most complex and urgent issues facing the state. This included conceiving and co-drafting the legislation for and negotiating the largest economic development project in state history, a $310 million economic incentive grant to The Scripps Research Institute. She counseled Governor Bush with respect to over 200 judicial appointments at all levels of the Florida judiciary.
Rocky has advised both U.S. and non-U.S. clients on issues involving Florida business, financial and healthcare regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the USA Patriot Act and Inter-American Bank anti-corruption investigations.
In addition to her four years in the Florida governors’s office, Rocky was executive director of the Londonbased MULTILAW, Multinational Association of Independent Law Firms. Rocky previously was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLC, where she started her legal career in 1985, and a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Rocky earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 1985, graduating first in her class. She received a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Miami in 1982.