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Speaker

Gregory Rodriguez

Title: Of Counsel, Best Best & Krieger LLP
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Gregory Rodriguez

Gregory Rodriguez is with Best Best & Krieger’s Washington, D.C. office. Greg 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.

His practice includes providing strategic information, policy insight and legal assistance on the regulation and safe and effective incorporation of emerging transportation technologies into our transportation network, including on-demand mobility, autonomous vehicles, and drones. Greg has extensive public contracting experience and advises on complicated governance issues, including open meetings laws and public records requests.

Greg is a proponent of public transportation and wants to see new technologies enhance mobility for all. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Transit and Intermodal Transportation Law Committee and has authored various articles and spoken at a wide variety of conferences on legal and policy issues associated with emerging technologies, including before the Maryland Association of Counties, American Public Transportation Association, International Municipal Lawyers Association, Arizona Roads and Streets Conference, American Planning Association, Eno Center for Transportation Leadership Conference, TRB Transportation Law Conference, League of California Cities, and State Risk and Insurance Management Association.

Greg previously served as in-house counsel for the San Diego Association of Governments, where he worked on the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, and is well versed on the various procurement and contracting options available to public agencies and takes a hands-on approach to ensure a successful project delivery, including large transportation infrastructure projects.

Before attending law school, Greg was a staff member for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Washington, D.C. He is also an appointed Commissioner to the Maryland Commission on Hispanic Affairs.