Adam Rodriguez '02
Senior Assistant County Attorney, Westchester, NY
What being an alumnus means to me...
To me, being a Manhattanville alumnus has always meant two things.
First, it has meant fond memories with great friends that I will never forget. My closest friends are people I met during my four years at Manhattanville. Since graduating, seldom has a week gone by where an M'ville anecdote has not come up in conversation. I don't see that ending anytime soon.
Second, it has meant a commitment to M'ville's mission: being a socially-responsible member of a global community. There are two components essential to the fulfillment of that mission—service and diversity. Manhattanville's focus on the former molded me as an individual and set the trajectory of my professional career toward government service, while its diverse community prepared me to better respond to the varied situations that arise in the course of my service.
Adam Rodriguez '02
Adam is currently a Senior Assistant County Attorney for Westchester, where he defends the County in all types of civil litigation and appeals. Prior to that, Adam served as Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Dora L. Irizarry and U.S. Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. As a Law Clerk, Adam worked on federal cases of national and local import, including cases related to terrorism, organized crime, and civil rights. Prior to his clerkships, Adam was an associate at Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P., where he practiced intellectual property litigation.
Adam graduated from Fordham Law School in 2007 where he served as Symposium Editor of the Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, and received the David F. and Mary Louise Condon Prize for American Legal History and the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. Prior to law school, Adam taught high school mathematics for the Yonkers Public Schools. Adam received an M.S. in Information Systems Engineering from Polytechnic University in 2004, and a B.A. from Manhattanville College in 2002, where he served as captain of the baseball team.