Jordan Rodriguez

Jordan A. Rodriguez

Senior Counsel
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Jordan Rodriguez focuses his practice on complex environmental and natural resource damages litigation, enforcement defense, environmental permitting, regulatory compliance and transaction-related environmental matters.

He advises clients on a range of issues concerning:

  • Site remediation and cost recovery
  • Environmental regulatory compliance
  • Permit compliance
  • Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) regulatory actions
  • Assessment and recovery of natural resource injuries and damages

Jordan has extensive experience in all aspects of environmental litigation, particularly lawsuits arising under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act and common law.

Jordan Rodriguez focuses his practice on complex environmental and natural resource damages litigation, enforcement defense, environmental permitting, regulatory compliance and transaction-related environmental matters.

He advises clients on a range of issues concerning:

  • Site remediation and cost recovery
  • Environmental regulatory compliance
  • Permit compliance
  • Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) regulatory actions
  • Assessment and recovery of natural resource injuries and damages

Jordan has extensive experience in all aspects of environmental litigation, particularly lawsuits arising under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act and common law.

In addition, Jordan’s regulatory counseling experience includes providing comments on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services rulemakings pursuant to the Endangered Species Act and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rulemakings pursuant to Clean Air Act.

As a former policy advisor to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Jordan advised the Governor on environmental issues and spearheaded the Governor’s regulatory reform initiative. He worked with lawyers, heads of agencies and stakeholders on issues involving environmental and administrative law and occupational licensing. He also served as the Governor’s liaison to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the EPA.
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Education
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2013
    Dean's Award
    Executive Articles Editor, NYU Journal of Law & Liberty
  • A.B., Philosophy, cum laude, Princeton University, 2008
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Professional History
    • Senior Associate, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Houston (2015-2018; 2020-2022)
    • Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor of Texas, Austin (2018-2020)
    • Associate, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston (2013-2015)