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July 8, 2022

Rebecca Rodriguez Wins 40 Under 40 Award

FORT LAUDERDALE – Rebecca Rodriguez, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Fort Lauderdale office, has been selected as a recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 40 Under 40 Outstanding Young Professionals of South Florida Award for 2022. 

Winners will be recognized at an event later this year. Two other Nelson Mullins partners, Scott Knapp and Erin Kolmansberger, have also been recognized for this honor in previous years.

Rodriguez is a litigator who focuses on state and federal litigation, appeals, and general compliance matters for corporate clients, financial institutions, and government entities.

She is a graduate of Leadership Broward Class 39, Leadership Fort Lauderdale Class 22, and Leadership Miami Class 40.  She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid of Broward County, Inc., and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc. She also volunteers with Guardian Ad Litem, as Pro Bono Appellate Counsel in Defending Best Interests Project, and The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section, Pro Bono Appellate Counsel in Injunction for Protection Project.

Rodriguez is a 2021 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, as well as a member of two committees of The Florida Bar, including the Professional Ethics Committee, the Governmental Law and Public Policy Committee, and previously served on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She recently co-chaired the Government Law Committee of the Broward County Bar Association.

The Foundation’s selection committee, comprised of well-known local attorneys and community leaders, selected 40 recipients of the award from the pool of nominees based upon demonstrated excellence in their respective fields and contributions to the community. Honorees receive prestigious recognition in the community and in aligning with the foundation have the opportunity to raise vital funds for its mission.

According to the Foundation, cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene causes the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus. This abnormal mucus leads to chronic and life-threatening lung infections and impairs digestion. Currently, there is no cure.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm that has more than 930 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 15 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to


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