Gregory Rodriguez

Of Counsel

Tel: (202) 370-5308

Location(s)

At a Glance

Admitted in the State of California and the District of Columbia.

Greg previously worked as in-house counsel for the San Diego Association of Governments.
 
He advises clients on the legal and policy issues associated with emerging transportation technologies, including driverless and connected vehicles.

Working out of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Gregory Rodriguez uses his unique experience working on Capitol Hill and as in-house counsel for a transportation planning agency to provide legal and regulatory guidance concerning federal grant and contracting requirements, and monitors, counsels and advocates for clients on federal legislation, rulemakings and funding opportunities related to transportation infrastructure. Greg has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015 and presents nationally on the policy and legal implications of the FAST Act.
 
Greg’s practice includes providing information, policy insight and legal assistance on the regulation and incorporation of emerging transportation technologies into our transportation network, including autonomous vehicles and drones. He serves as general counsel for the National Association of Regional Councils, which advocates for regional cooperation as the most effective way to address a variety of community planning and development opportunities and issues. Greg regularly writes and speaks on policy and legal issues involving technology and innovation. Greg regularly participates in national webinars and speaks at conferences hosted by organizations including the Southern California Association of Governments and the Maryland Association of Counties on smart planning for driverless and connected vehicles.
 
Greg is well versed on the various contracting options available to public agencies and takes a hands-on approach to ensure a successful project delivery on public construction projects, including large transportation infrastructure projects. Greg previously served as in-house counsel for the San Diego Association of Governments, where he worked on the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project.
 
Before attending law school at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, Gregory was a staff member for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Washington, D.C., where he provided legislative support for issues related to the environment, energy and water.
 
In his free time, Gregory enjoys cycling, traveling and spending time outdoors with his family.

Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia


Education

  • James E. Rogers College of Law at The University of Arizona, J.D.
  • Stanford University, B.A., international relations
     

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  • Association for Commuter Transportation 40 Under 40 Award, 2017
  • Joseph M. Livermore Service Award, 2007
Drones: A Legal and Regulatory Update
Legal Alerts Feb 20, 2019

Drones: A Legal and Regulatory Update

Operations Over People and at Night Among Issues Addressed in Latest FAA Proposed Rules

New Year, New Laws Impacting Public Agencies in California – Part I
Legal Alerts Jan 9, 2019

New Year, New Laws Impacting Public Agencies in California – Part I

2019 Brings Changes to Election, Revenue, Conflict of Interest, Property and Public Safety Laws… and More

Policy Brief: Automated Vehicles Governance
Authored Articles & Publications Dec 21, 2018

Policy Brief: Automated Vehicles Governance

BB&K’s Gregory Rodriguez Co-Authors Paper for UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies & Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy

Op-Ed: Informed Consent vs. Informed Risk
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 4, 2018

Op-Ed: Informed Consent vs. Informed Risk

Automated Vehicle Terms of Use Issues Explored by BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez in Eno Transportation Weekly

The First Self-Driving Death
Legal Alerts Apr 4, 2018

The First Self-Driving Death

Mitigating Risks, Regulatory Update and a Tale of Two States

Roads of the Future Today
Authored Articles & Publications Mar 16, 2018

Roads of the Future Today

BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez Writes on the Latest Legal and Regulatory Considerations for Autonomous Vehicles in PublicCEO

Dockless Disruption: Maximizing Opportunities Through Smart Regulations
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 22, 2018

Dockless Disruption: Maximizing Opportunities Through Smart Regulations

BB&K's Gregory Rodriguez and Steven DeBaun Discuss Bikeshare Issues in PublicCEO

Federal Infrastructure Outline Released
Legal Alerts Feb 12, 2018

Federal Infrastructure Outline Released

Details Local Agencies Need are Included

Drones: A Legal and Regulatory Update
Legal Alerts Oct 31, 2017

Drones: A Legal and Regulatory Update

Recent White House and Federal Court Action Impacting Future UAS Regulations

Automated Vehicle Regulatory Challenges: Avoiding Legal Potholes Through Collaboration
Authored Articles & Publications Sep 19, 2017

Automated Vehicle Regulatory Challenges: Avoiding Legal Potholes Through Collaboration

Gregory Rodriguez's Article to Supplement his LCC Conference Presentation

Authored Articles & Publications Jun 29, 2017

DOT Rebrands and Expands FAST Act Grant Opportunities for Infrastructure Projects

By Gregory Rodriguez and Ana Schwab

Authored Articles & Publications Apr 20, 2017

National League of Cities Releases Guide on Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles

By Gregory Rodriguez

Op-Ed: Partnering on Automated Vehicle Pilots and Ensuring Two-Way Streets to Success
Authored Articles & Publications Jan 26, 2017

Op-Ed: Partnering on Automated Vehicle Pilots and Ensuring Two-Way Streets to Success

ENO Transportation Weekly Op-Ed by BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez

The Trump Infrastructure Plan
Legal Alerts Jan 18, 2017

The Trump Infrastructure Plan

How BB&K Can Help Your Agency Position and Respond

The Future of U.S. Infrastructure and Local Control Amid Post-Election Uncertainty
Legal Alerts Nov 15, 2016

The Future of U.S. Infrastructure and Local Control Amid Post-Election Uncertainty

Post-Election Opportunities for Local Government Agencies

Op-Ed: Automated Vehicles and Minding the Looming Infrastructure Gap
Authored Articles & Publications Nov 11, 2016

Op-Ed: Automated Vehicles and Minding the Looming Infrastructure Gap

BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez Opines About How to Move Forward

Authored Articles & Publications Oct 5, 2016

DOT Policy Starts Paving the Way for Autonomous Vehicles

By Gregory Rodriguez

Federal Autonomous Vehicles Policy Released by NHTSA
Legal Alerts Sep 21, 2016

Federal Autonomous Vehicles Policy Released by NHTSA

60-Day Comment Period Provides Important Chance to Have Local Voices Heard

The Good, (Potentially) Bad, and (Avoiding) the Ugly: The Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities Driverless Vehicles Offer to Municipalities
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 29, 2016

The Good, (Potentially) Bad, and (Avoiding) the Ugly: The Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities Driverless Vehicles Offer to Municipalities

BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez Looks Down the Road in Municipal Lawyer Magazine

U.S. Supreme Court Holds States and Localities May Continue to Draw Voting Districts Based on Total Population
Legal Alerts Apr 6, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Holds States and Localities May Continue to Draw Voting Districts Based on Total Population

Total Population, However, May Not Be the Only Standard Upon Which Voting Areas Can Be Based

The State of Our Autonomy is... Moving Fast, Optimistic and Filled with Regulatory Questions
Legal Alerts Mar 17, 2016

The State of Our Autonomy is... Moving Fast, Optimistic and Filled with Regulatory Questions

Cities Need to Climb on Board or Be Left Behind

FAST Act Authorizes $305 Billion in Transportation Spending Over Five Years
Legal Alerts Dec 17, 2015

FAST Act Authorizes $305 Billion in Transportation Spending Over Five Years

Funds to Help Critical Transportation Projects to Move Forward

Surface Transportation: Be Informed and Heard
Legal Alerts Oct 21, 2015

Surface Transportation: Be Informed and Heard

New Federal Bill for Transportation Funding on the Road to Passage

Deadline Fast Approaching for Positive Train Controls
Legal Alerts Oct 6, 2015

Deadline Fast Approaching for Positive Train Controls

Failure to Implement Safety Measures Will Result in Interrupted Railway Service

Authored Articles & Publications Sep 17, 2015

Size Your Project Up: Developing a Tailored RFP Can Lead to More Effective Procurements, Successful Projects and Fewer Protests

By Gregory Rodriguez

  • “Driverless Cars: New Federal Guidelines and a Congressional Hearing” BBKnowledge, Sept. 13, 2017
  • “Come Along for #BBKInnovation Week!” BBKnowledge, Sept. 8, 2017
  • “DOT Announces $226 Million in Grant Funding for Buses and Bus Facilities,” BBKnowledge, July 12, 2017
  • “Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Investment Watch: “Parameters,” But Not Full Plan to be Released this Month,” BBKnowledge, May 23, 2017
  • Infrastructure Plan Watch: Hearings, Meetings and a Speech… but no White House Proposal,” BBKnowledge, March 10, 2017
  • “Infrastructure Plan Watch: A Democratic Proposal and a Hearing on the Hill,” BBKnowledge, Feb. 3, 2017
  • “The Trump Infrastructure Plan: Still Many Questions, But Perhaps Some Insights,” BBKnowledge, Jan. 24, 2017
  • “Reducing Cyber Vulnerability and Keeping Online Voter Registration Data Safe,” BBKnowledge, Oct. 6, 2016
  • “Gear Up for Driverless Cars: The Billion Dollar Questions – When, How and What?,” BBKnowledge, Aug. 29, 2016
  • “Can “Big Brother” Bring Big Improvements to Provision of Local Government Services?,” BBKnowledge, Aug. 12, 2016
  • “Gear Up for Driverless Cars: A Moment to Reflect, Collaborate and Innovate,” BBKnowledge, July 18, 2016
  • “[PRESENTATION] Gear Up for Driverless Cars: Wait! Who’s Driving that Car?,” BBKnowledge, June 29, 2016
  • “Gear Up for Driverless Cars: Full Speed Ahead or Just Kicking the Preemption Can Down the Road?,” BBKnowledge, June 13, 2016
  • “The Race to Regulate Autonomous Vehicles is On,” BBKnowledge, April 19, 2016
  • “Trends in Transportation for 2016,” BBKnowledge, Feb. 24, 2016
  • “Trends in Transportation for 2016,” PublicCEO, February 2016
  • “Geeking Out on Transportation,” BBKnowledge, Jan.15, 2016
  • “Transportation by the Numbers,” BBKnowledge, Jan. 13, 2016
  • “FAST Act Funding,” BBKnowledge, Dec. 16, 2015
  • “What does “One Person, One Vote” Mean?,” BBKnowledge, Dec. 10, 2015
  • “DOT Smart City Challenge Grant Applications Now Being Accepted,” BBKnowledge, Dec. 8, 2015
  • “Federal Transportation Update: Highway Extensions, Buy America Waivers and Rulemakings,” BBKnowledge, Nov. 4, 2015
  • “Modernizing the Review Process or Just More Busy Work?,” BBKnowledge, Oct. 2, 2015
  • “More Potholes or Smoother Roads Ahead?,” BBKnowledge, Sept. 29, 2015
  • “Highway Trust Fund Update: DOT Clarifies Need for Congressional Action,” BBKnowledge, Sept. 17, 2015
  • “Navigating the Unknown: the California Voting Rights Act,” Daily Journal, January 2012
Event Mar 30-31, 2019

IMLA 2019 Mid-Year Seminar

International Municipal Lawyers Association

BB&K’s Gregory Rodriguez to Deliver Transportation Conference Keynote
Event Mar 27, 2019

BB&K’s Gregory Rodriguez to Deliver Transportation Conference Keynote

Maricopa Association of Governments

[WEBINAR] Transportation Technology Infrastructure: A Smarter Future Requires Smarter Infrastructure
Videos Nov 15, 2018

[WEBINAR] Transportation Technology Infrastructure: A Smarter Future Requires Smarter Infrastructure

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Nov 15, 2018

Transportation Technology Infrastructure: A Smarter Future Requires Smarter Infrastructure

BB&K Free Webinar Series

[WEBINAR] Mitigating Transportation Technology Risks: Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity
Videos Nov 8, 2018

[WEBINAR] Mitigating Transportation Technology Risks: Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Nov 8, 2018

Mitigating Transportation Technology Risks: Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity

BB&K Free Webinar Series

Safety Standards for E-Scooters
BB&K In the News Nov 6, 2018

Safety Standards for E-Scooters

The Northern California Record Interviewed BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez on Legal Fallout from Scooters on City Streets

BB&K Webinar Nov 1, 2018

Transportation Technology Partnerships: Contracting, Coordination and Data Sharing

BB&K Free Webinar Series

[WEBINAR] Transportation Technology Partnerships: Contracting, Coordination and Data Sharing
Videos Nov 1, 2018

[WEBINAR] Transportation Technology Partnerships: Contracting, Coordination and Data Sharing

BB&K Webinar

[WEBINAR] Emerging Transportation Technologies: Introduction to Legal and Policy Landscape
Videos Oct 25, 2018

[WEBINAR] Emerging Transportation Technologies: Introduction to Legal and Policy Landscape

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Oct 25, 2018

Emerging Transportation Technologies: Introduction to Legal and Policy Landscape

BB&K Free Webinar Series

Being Smart About Smart Cities
BB&K In the News Oct 24, 2018

Being Smart About Smart Cities

BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez Discusses Toronto’s Neighborhood of the Future with CityLab

Event Oct 17-21, 2018

IMLA 2018 Annual Conference

International Municipal Lawyers Association

Event Jul 17, 2018

Mitigating Data Breach Risks In a "Smarter" World

Transportation Research Board

Event Jun 14, 2018

Mapping and Navigating the Path Forward on Automated and Connected Vehicles

Texas City Attorneys Association

[PODCAST] Local Policies and the Transportation Revolution
BB&K In the News Jun 13, 2018

[PODCAST] Local Policies and the Transportation Revolution

BB&K Attorney Interviewed for Infinite Earth Radio's Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series

[WEBINAR] Automated Vehicle Pilot Project Risks and Smart Infrastructure
Videos May 15, 2018

[WEBINAR] Automated Vehicle Pilot Project Risks and Smart Infrastructure

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar May 15, 2018

Automated Vehicle Pilot Project Risks and Smart Infrastructure

BB&K Free Webinar

Is the Road Forward Even a Road? Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Is the Road Forward Even a Road? Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

BB&K Event Apr 24, 2018

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

A BB&K Premier Event

Federal Legislative Discussion – Where Do We Invest?
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Federal Legislative Discussion – Where Do We Invest?

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Event Mar 17, 2018

Transportation Innovation and Disruption

Local Government Commission

Event Feb 13, 2018

Automated Vehicles: Policy Perspectives

National Conference of Regions

BB&K Webinar Feb 13, 2018

Free Municipal Law Webinar Series from BB&K

Legal Issues that Matter Most to California Cities

[WEBINAR] Laying the Foundation for Maximizing Benefits Around Emerging Technologies
Videos Jan 25, 2018

[WEBINAR] Laying the Foundation for Maximizing Benefits Around Emerging Technologies

BB&K Municipal Law Webinar Series

Event Jan 9, 2018

Buy America: Navigating the Present and Contemplating the Future

TRB 97th Annual Meeting

Mobility and Technology Hurdles: Data Hacks and Electric Vehicles
BB&K In the News Nov 27, 2017

Mobility and Technology Hurdles: Data Hacks and Electric Vehicles

CityLab Interviews BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez

Event Nov 16-18, 2017

Smart Technology, Autonomous Vehicles and Cities

National League of Cities’ City Summit

Event Nov 1, 2017

Cities in The Driver’s Seat: Automated Vehicles Today

NACTO Conference

Event Oct 18, 2017

Innovations' Impacts on TDM

ACT TDM Forum

BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez Receives ACT 40 Under 40 Award
Press Releases Oct 18, 2017

BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez Receives ACT 40 Under 40 Award

Honored for Work in Emerging Technologies, Innovation and Transportation Law

The Federal Autonomous Vehicle
BB&K In the News Sep 18, 2017

The Federal Autonomous Vehicle "Vision"

CityLab Interviews BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez on DOT Guidelines

Event Sep 15, 2017

Legal and Policy Considerations of Automated Vehicles: Balancing Innovation and Regulation

The Seminar Group

Event Sep 13-15, 2017

LCC Annual Conference

League of California Cities

Event Sep 12, 2017

Planning for the Future in Transportation Innovation, Infrastructure and Policy

AWWEE

Event Sep 11-14, 2017

NATOA 2017 Annual Conference

National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors

How Long Before We All Use Driverless Cars?
BB&K In the News Sep 8, 2017

How Long Before We All Use Driverless Cars?

Autonomous Vehicle Remarks by BB&K’s Gregory Rodriguez Featured in Arizona Republic

RCTC Secures TIFIA Funds for Important Highway Infrastructure Project
Client Successes Aug 14, 2017

RCTC Secures TIFIA Funds for Important Highway Infrastructure Project

BB&K Advised on $152.2 Million TIFIA Loan

Event Aug 2, 2017

Buy America: Navigating The Present And Contemplating The Future

TRB's 56th Annual Workshop on Transportation Law

Promoting Public and Private Sector Collaboration in a Driverless World [VIDEO]
Videos Jul 24, 2017

Promoting Public and Private Sector Collaboration in a Driverless World [VIDEO]

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Event Jun 28, 2017

Promoting Public and Private Sector Collaboration in a Driverless World

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Event Jun 7, 2017

Transportation Technologies

25th Annual Eno Future Leaders Development Conference

Event Jun 7, 2017

Ridesharing, Commercial Drones, Automated Vehicles and Other Emerging Technologies

myLawCLE.com Webinar

Event May 25, 2017

Self-Driving Cars: Legal Impact and Issues

New York City Bar

Event May 8, 2017

Proactive Planning for Driverless/Shared Mobility

APA National Planning Conference

Who’s Calling the Shots on Autonomous Vehicles?
BB&K In the News Apr 26, 2017

Who’s Calling the Shots on Autonomous Vehicles?

BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez Discusses Municipalities’ Relationships with Driverless Cars with CityLab

Event Apr 21-24, 2017

IMLA’s 2017 Mid-Year Seminar

International Municipal Lawyers Association

Event Mar 27-28, 2017

An Ocean of Information

SEATOA'S 2017 Annual Broadband & PEG Conference

Event Mar 15, 2017

Getting Energized for Automated Vehicles

International Municipal Lawyers Association Webinar

Driverless Car Technology Speeds Along
BB&K In the News Mar 2, 2017

Driverless Car Technology Speeds Along

Sustainable City Network Discusses Autonomous Vehicles with BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez

Event Sep 28 - Oct 2, 2016

IMLA’s 81st Annual Conference

International Municipal Lawyers Association

Event Aug 19, 2016

Are We There Yet? Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Transportation

Maryland Assocation of Counties Summer Conference

BB&K Event Jun 14, 2016

Gear Up for Driverless Cars: How Local Governments and Transportation Agencies Can Prepare Now

Free BB&K Webinar

Event Apr 27, 2016

Wait! Who is Driving that Car?: The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution and our Transportation Infrastructure

IMLA Webinar

Press Releases Jan 19, 2016

New Additions to Washington, D.C. Office Enhance Services

Of Counsels Drew Clark and Greg Rodriguez Round Out BB&K’s Newest Office

Presentations